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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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Associate Degree: Accounting2 years

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Course listing for the 2023-2024 catalog year.

BA 100Career Planning and Preparation in Business2
BA 101Introduction to Business4
BA 111Introduction to Accounting3
BA 116Microsoft Word for Workplace Communications4
BA 131Introduction to Business Technology4
BA 177Payroll Accounting3
BA 205Business Communication Using Technology4
BA 206Management Fundamentals3
BA 211Principles of Financial Accounting4
BA 213Managerial Accounting4
BA 216AData Analytics with Excel and Tableau4
BA 222Financial Management3
BA 226Business Law I4
BA 228Computer Accounting Applications3
BA 240Nonprofit Financial Management and Accounting4
BA 242Introduction to Investments3
BA 256Income Tax3
BA 285Human Relations-Organizations3
BA 292Accounting Capstone3
EC 201Principles of Economics: Microeconomics *4
or EC 202 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
BA 277Professional Ethics in Business4
or PHL 202 Ethics
or PHL 209 Business Ethics
WR 121Composition I (WR121=WR121Z) Z4
or WR 122 Composition II (WR122=WR122Z)
or WR 227 Technical Writing (WR227=WR227Z)
Business Program Electives 8
General Education: 2 courses
Total Credits91

Could be used as General Education


This course is part of Oregon Common Course Numbering. The following courses are equivalent:
WR 121 and WR 121Z 
WR 122 and WR 122Z 
WR 227 and WR 227Z 

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