Accounting Associate of Applied Technology Degree / Associate in Applied Science – T Degree

Prepares students for careers in accounting with starting positions such as a junior-level accountant, entry-level accounting supervisor, full-charge bookkeeper, fiscal technician, accounting assistant, or other entry-level accounting clerks. Positions may also include specialty areas such as payroll, income taxes, and QuickBooks applications.

Technical course curriculum is based on current industry standards. Course delivery varies between live, hybrid and online methods. Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone project, diversity, and computer literacy requirements.

Program Length
This program is approximately six quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements. All courses must be completed with a minimum “C” grade to graduate.

Admission Dates
Recommended fall and spring quarters or by instructor’s permission. Students with prior learning or experience should contact the instructor prior to enrolling for individual start dates, class schedule and options.

Program Outcomes

• Apply accounting methods, tools, and concepts in an ethical and legal manner.

• Analyze accounting information according to industry standards, generally accepted accounting principles, or governmental financial reporting standards.

• Develop appropriately formatted accounting reports for both internal and external users.

• Analyze internal control issues in accounting policies and procedures.

• Prepare appropriate federal income tax forms by applying basic tax principles to various scenarios.

• Evaluate financial information provided by reports generated from different forms of business.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

Successful completion of MAT 094 and ENG 091 or equivalent or instructor’s permission.

Program Course List

ACTG 110Bookkeeping I

4

ACTG 115Bookkeeping II

4

ACTG 135Accounting Spreadsheets I

5

ACTG 137Accounting Digital Office

3

ACTG 141QuickBooks I

2

ACTG 143QuickBooks II

3

ACTG 160Payroll & Business Taxes

5

ACCT& 201Principles of Accounting I

5

BUS& 201Business Law

5

ACCT& 202Principles of Accounting II

5

ACCT& 203Principles of Accounting III

5

ACTG 211Principles of Accounting I Lab

2

ACTG 212Principles of Accounting II Lab

3

ACTG 224Fundamentals of Governmental/Nonprofit Accounting

5

ACTG 260Business Office I

5

ACTG 262CAPBusiness Office II

5

ACTG 291Individual Income Tax Accounting

5

ACTG 294Individual Income Tax Accounting Lab

3

Total Credit Hours:74

ACTG 110, ACTG 115 and ACTG 120: Courses are articulated with high schools for dual credit.

AAT Degree Requirements

Technical Course Requirements

74

AAT General Education Requirements

18

Total Credit Hours:92

AAT Degree General Education Requirements: See list below

AAS-T Degree Requirements

Technical Course Requirements

74

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements

23

Total Credit Hours:97

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements: See list below

General Degree Requirements

In addition to the program course requirements, students must also complete the general education requirements for the degree they seek to obtain. The two degree options in this program are the Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) and the Associate in Applied Science - Transfer (AAS-T). The different requirements for each degree are listed below.

AAT Degree General Education Requirements (18 credits)

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

Or

CMST& 220Public Speaking

5

 

MAT 103Business Mathematics

5

Or

Any 100-Level Math Class

5

 

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

Or

SOC& 101DIVIntroduction to Sociology

5

Or

PSY 112DIVPsychology of the Workplace

5

 

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Total Credit Hours:18

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements (23 credits)

All AAS-T degrees must have a minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education. These credits replace the academic courses required for the AAT degree. Required credits include:

Total Credit Hours:23

5 credits in communication

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

Total Credit Hours:5

5 credits in quantitative reasoning:

MATH& 107Math in Society

5

MATH& 141Precalculus I

5

MATH& 142Precalculus II, Functional Trigonometry

5

MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics

5

MATH& 151Calculus I

5

Total Credit Hours:5

5 credits in a social science that meets the diversity requirement

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

SOC& 101DIVIntroduction to Sociology

5

Total Credit Hours:5

5 credits in social science, humanities, or science

Choose one from the following:

ART& 100Art Appreciation

5

ASL& 121American Sign Language I

5

ASL& 122American Sign Language II

5

BIOL& 160General Biology w/Lab

5

BIOL& 175Human Biology w/Lab

5

BIOL& 241Human A & P I

5

BIOL& 242Human A & P II

5

BIOL& 260Microbiology

5

CHEM& 110Chemical Concepts w/Lab

5

CHEM& 121Intro to Chemistry

5

CHEM& 131Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry

5

CMST& 220Public Speaking

5

GEOL& 110Environmental Geology with Lab

5

HIST& 146US History I

5

HIST& 147US History II

5

HIST& 148US History III

5

HUM& 101Introduction to Humanities

5

MUSC& 105Music Appreciation

5

PHYS& 114General Physics I with Lab

5

POLS& 202American Government

5

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

PSYC& 200Lifespan Psychology

5

PSYC& 220Abnormal Psychology

5

SOC& 101DIVIntroduction to Sociology

5

Total Credit Hours:5

3 credits in College Success:

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Total Credit Hours:3