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Accounting AAS Degree
Semester Hours:  64
Effective Term: Fall 2018
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Program Description: The Accounting AAS Degree is designed for students seeking entry-level accounting positions. Proficiencies include analyzing and interpreting accounting records, legal and regulatory practices, and effective communication skills necessary for success in business environments.

The Accounting AAS Degree is appropriate for students who do not plan to transfer to a university and directly enter the workforce. Students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree may consider the Associate of Business Degree.

However, choosing the Accounting AAS Degree and fulfilling the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) requirements provides a pathway to attend an Arizona public university in the future. Students should consult an academic advisor regarding transfer. Students who wish to receive both the AAS Degree and the AGEC Certificate must complete the required documentation in the Registrar's Office following established timelines.

Recommended Proficiencies: A solid background in reading, math, and analytical skills.

Course Requirements
Accounting AAS
Total Credits: 64

Recommended Proficiencies:
A solid background in reading, math, and analytical skills is recommended.

General Education Requirements (19):

Written Communications (3)
Select one:
ENG 101 English Composition III (3) (Recommended)
ENG121 Applied Technical Writing (3)

Oral Communications (3)
COM100 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3) or higher

Arts and Humanities (3)
Select courses numbered 100 or above from the following areas: ART, HMC, LIT, MHL, PHI, and THE. Students may also choose any course from the Arts and Humanities AGEC lists. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Arts and Humanities category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Arts and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
Select one:
ECN201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECN202 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

Physical and Biological Sciences (4)
Select a 4-credit course with lab numbered 100 or above from the Biological and Physical Science Lab list. Students may also choose a course from the Biological and Physical Lab Science AGEC list.

Mathematics (3)
BUS101 Business Mathematics (3)

Core and Elective Requirements (45):
ACC121 Income Tax Procedures (3)
ACC201 Financial Accounting* (3)
ACC202 Managerial Accounting (3)
ACC222 Payroll Accounting (3)
ACC226 Accounting With QuickBooks Pro (3)
ACC227 Accounting With Sage 50 Complete(3)
BUS100 Introduction to Business (3)
BUS123 Business Relations (3)
BUS201 Legal Environment of Business (3)
BUS207 Business Communications (3)
BUS260 Applied Business Seminar (3)
CBA133A Spreadsheet Applications-Excel (3)
Select one:
CIS120 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)
CIS110 Fundamentals Computer Literacy (3)

Select 6 credits of Electives from the following areas:
ACC Accounting
BUS Business
CBA Computer Business Applications
CIS Computer Information Systems
ECN Economics

*Students may be advised to complete ACC100, Fundamentals of Accounting, prior to completing ACC201, Financial Accounting.

Other Requirements (0-3):

Reading Competency:
RDG100 College Reading
Equivalent reading assessment test score

Computer Competency (0-3)
Select one:
CIS110 Fundamentals of Computer Literacy (3)
Also fulfills Core Requirements
CIS120 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)
Also fulfills Core Requirements

Students must earn:
a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale;
a minimum of 20 credits from CAC;
a minimum of 64 credits.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Demonstrate entry-level competencies for employment in the field of accounting. (CSLO 2, 3, & 4)
2. (Synthesis Level) Maintain a complete set of accounting records, including recording transactions, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating the financial information. (CSLOs 2, 3, & 4)
3. (Application Level) Utilize a computerized general ledger package to accurately set up a set of accounting records. (CSLO 2, 3, & 4)
4. (Application Level) Demonstrate use of effective human relations skills, communications, and computer skills necessary for successful entry level employment in an Accounting field.(CSLO 1)
5. (Synthesis Level) Communicate understanding of how the legal and regulatory environment of business affects the practice of accounting and correctly apply these principles to accounting issues. (CSLO 1)

Standards for Program