The Accounting and Finance curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting and finance profession. Accountants and finance professionals assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.

Coursework may include accounting, finance, ethics, business law, computer applications, financial planning, insurance, marketing, real estate, selling, and taxation. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting and finance positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2018-2019 (Updated Dec 19, 2018)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A25800

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 0 4
BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3 0 0 3
BUS-137 Principles of Management 3 0 0 3
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
OST-136 Word Processing 2 2 0 3
Total: 17
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACC-121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 2 0 4
BUS-115 Business Law I 3 0 0 3
BUS-139 Entrepreneurship I 3 0 0 3
CTS-130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3 0 0 3
or ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Total: 16
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
COM-120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3 0 0 3
or COM-231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
or ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 3
Mathematics 3 0 0 3-4
Total: 6-7
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACC-129 Individual Income Taxes 2 2 0 3
ACC-150 Accounting Software Applications 1 2 0 2
ACC-220 Intermediate Accounting I 3 2 0 4
BUS-125 Personal Finance 3 0 0 3
ECO-251 Principles of Microeconomics 3 0 0 3
or ECO-252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 0 0 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACC-130 Business Income Taxes 2 2 0 3
ACC-140 Payroll Accounting 1 2 0 2
or WBL-111 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 10 1
ACC-221 Intermediate Accounting II 3 2 0 4
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 0 0 3
Total: 14-15

Total Credit Hours: 68-70

Mathematics: Choose at least 3 hours from the following courses
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
or MAT-152 Statistical Methods I 3 2 0 4
or MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra 3 2 0 4

Certificate in Accounting and Finance C25800

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Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 0 4
ACC-129 Individual Income Taxes 2 2 0 3
BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3 0 0 3
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
OST-136 Word Processing 2 2 0 3
Total: 16

Total Credit Hours: 16

Certificate in Accounting and Finance C25800TP

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Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 0 4
ACC-129 Individual Income Taxes 2 2 0 3
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
Total: 10
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACC-130 Business Income Taxes 2 2 0 3
CTS-130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
Total: 6

Total Credit Hours: 16

Certificate in Accounting and Finance C25800SB

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Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 0 4
ACC-129 Individual Income Taxes 2 2 0 3
BUS-137 Principles of Management 3 0 0 3
Total: 10
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACC-121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 2 0 4
ACC-130 Business Income Taxes 2 2 0 3
or BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3 0 0 3
BUS-115 Business Law I 3 0 0 3
BUS-125 Personal Finance 3 0 0 3
COM-120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3 0 0 3
or COM-231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
or ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 3
CTS-130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
Total: 19

Total Credit Hours: 29

Diploma in Accounting and Finance D25800

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Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 0 4
ACC-129 Individual Income Taxes 2 2 0 3
BUS-137 Principles of Management 3 0 0 3
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3 0 0 3
or ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
OST-136 Word Processing 2 2 0 3
Total: 19
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACC-121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 2 0 4
ACC-130 Business Income Taxes 2 2 0 3
or BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3 0 0 3
BUS-115 Business Law I 3 0 0 3
BUS-125 Personal Finance 3 0 0 3
COM-120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3 0 0 3
or COM-231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
or ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 3
CTS-130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
Total: 19

Total Credit Hours: 38