A.S. in Business - Accounting Emphasis

The Associate’s Degree in Science in Business - Emphasis in Accounting provides lower division preparation for students planning to transfer into a business administration program at a four-year university. Students will take courses in business as well as related fields required for business majors. 

This degree can lead students into one of several areas of concentration at four-year universities, such as accounting, business management, finance, human resource management, international business, and marketing.

Check with an academic advisor to confirm if the elective accounting courses taken as part of this degree will receive unit credit and/or subject area credit at the university level. 

 Students receiving this degree must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the District General Education PatternCSUGE 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.
  2. Complete with a “C” or better each course as specified by the major.
  3. Maintain an overall GPA of a 2.0 or better in all degree applicable coursework.
Required courses:
ACCT 101Financial Accounting4
or ACCT 101H Financial Accounting - Honors
ACCT 102Managerial Accounting4
or ACCT 102H Managerial Accounting - Honors
BUS 152Business Communications3
BUS 160Business Law and the Legal Environment I3
ECON 101Principles of Macroeconomics3
or ECON 101H Principles of Macroeconomics - Honors
ECON 102Principles of Microeconomics3
MATH 165Introductory Statistics4
or MATH 165H Introductory Statistics - Honors
OFF 120Microsoft Excel3
Select one (1) of the following courses:
Calculus for Business and Social Sciences4
Calculus with Analytic Geometry l5
Select six (6) units minimum from the following courses:
Income Tax Accounting4
Taxation of Business Entities4
Computerized Income Tax Preparation2
Tax Practices and Procedures3
Payroll Accounting3
Intermediate Accounting I3
Intermediate Accounting II3
Cost Accounting 3
Fraud Examination3
Accounting Ethics4
Total Units37-40

A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Business - Accounting Emphasis A.S. Degree will:

  1. Acquire the ability to communicate effectively within business organizations.
  2. Apply critical thinking skills and analytical skills relating to business and accounting issues.
  3. Understand the role of business management and how it impacts organizational performance.
  4. Apply basic accounting concepts and prepare financial reports to support business decision-making.

 Career Opportunities

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.