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Accounting, associate degree

Accounting students discussing an assignment in class

Accounting connects to virtually every aspect of business operations by providing the key financial information to make informed decisions. As an accounting clerk or bookkeeper, you will be responsible for maintaining accounting records of a business, analyze financial records, manage budgets, or may be responsible for specific parts of the records such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, or payroll.

Award information

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Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Associate Degree: Accounting2 years

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Course listing for the 2020-2021 catalog year.

BA 101Introduction to Business4
BA 111Introduction to Accounting 13
BA 131Introduction to Business Technology4
BA 177Payroll Accounting3
BA 205Business Communication Using Technology4
BA 206Management Fundamentals3
BA 211Principles of Accounting I3
BA 212Principles of Accounting II3
BA 213Managerial Accounting4
BA 222Financial Management3
BA 226Business Law I4
BA 228Computer Accounting Applications3
BA 240Nonprofit Financial Management and Accounting3
or BA 242 Introduction to Investments
BA 256Income Tax3
BA 285Human Relations-Organizations3
BA 292Accounting Capstone3
CAS 170Beginning Excel3
or CAS 171 Intermediate Excel
CAS 216Beginning Word3
or CAS 217 Intermediate Word
EC 201Principles of Economics: Microeconomics *4
EC 202Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics *4
OS 13110-key on Calculators1
Choose one of the following:4
PHL 202
Ethics *
PHL 209
Business Ethics *
BA 277
Professional Ethics in Business
WR 121College Composition4
or WR 122 Intermediate College Composition
or WR 227 Technical and Professional Writing 1
Business Program Electives (see list below)8
General Education: 2 courses
Total Credits90

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