A.S. in Accounting
The Associate's Degree in Accounting prepares students for entry-level accounting positions in businesses, private industries, and government agencies. It is also beneficial for individuals seeking promotions and advancements in their current positions. Employment opportunities include positions in general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, bookkeeping, and taxation.
By completing the degree requirements, students acquire the ability to apply concepts, principles, and regulations related to financial accounting, managerial accounting, and taxation. Students will also acquire technical skills through the use of general ledger software, tax preparation software, and other computer applications used in businesses. Additional accounting subject areas that students can explore include cost accounting, auditing, and fraud examination.
Students receiving this degree must meet the following requirements:
- Complete the District General Education Pattern, CSUGE or IGETC.
If transferring to a CSU or UC students are strongly recommended to complete the CSUGE or IGETC General Education Patterns. Students looking to transfer to an out of state or private college should consult with a counselor for the appropriate GE pattern selection.
- Complete with a “C” or better each course as specified by the major.
- Maintain an overall GPA of a 2.0 or better in all degree applicable coursework.
|ACCT 101||Financial Accounting||4|
|or ACCT 101H||Financial Accounting - Honors|
|ACCT 102||Managerial Accounting||4|
|or ACCT 102H||Managerial Accounting - Honors|
|ACCT 110||Income Tax Accounting||4|
|ACCT 111||Taxation of Business Entities||4|
|ACCT 203||Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|ACCT 204||Intermediate Accounting II||3|
|BUS 152||Business Communications||3|
|Select three (3) or more units from the following courses:|
|Microcomputer Applications I||4|
|Introduction to Microsoft Office Applications||3.5|
|Select nine (9) or more units from the following courses:|
|Computerized Income Tax Preparation||2|
|Tax Practices and Procedures||3|
|Business Law and the Legal Environment I||3|
A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Accounting A.S. Degree will:
- Analyze and evaluate financial information to support stakeholder decision-making.
- Apply financial rules and procedures for financial reporting purposes and income tax regulations for compliance and planning purposes.
- Apply basic accounting concepts with a business organization and prepare financial reports to support business decision-making.
There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.
To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.