Program Description

The Associate of Arts in Accounting program consists of 20 classes for 90 quarter-credits. This program prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. All students entering the program should take BUS110 during their first quarter of enrollment.

Program Objective

The objective of the AAAC program is to prepare students for entry-level positions in accounting, government and non-profit organizations. A graduate may apply all credits toward the BS degree in Accounting.

Professional Core component 27 credits / 6 courses

  • ACC100 Principles of Accounting I
  • BUS100 Introduction to Business
  • BUS110 Strategies for Professional Success
  • BUS220 Business Technologies
  • ECO100 Principles of Economics
  • LEG100 Business Law I

General Studies component 27 credits / 6 courses

  • ENG110 English Composition
  • MAT100 College Algebra
  • PSY100 Introduction to Psychology
  • SCI210 Environment and Health

Humanities: choose two of the following four courses:

  • HUM100 Introduction to the Humanities
  • HUM110 Origins of Western Culture
  • HUM230 World Literature
  • HUM200 Creative and Critical Thinking

Major component 31.5 credits / 7 courses

  • ACC200 Principles of Accounting II
  • ACC240 Managerial Accounting
  • ACC250 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC260 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC270 Intermediate Accounting III
  • BUS280 Business Ethics
  • TAX101 Principles of Taxation

Electives 4.5 credits / 1 course

Students choose one of the following:

  • ACC290 Cost Accounting
  • ACC302 Accounting Information Systems (requires approval of advisor)
  • BUS120 Fundamentals of E-Business
  • BUS130 Principles of Management
  • BUS280 Business Ethics
  • BUS280 Project Management Principles


In addition, a different course may be selected with approval of the program dean.