Accounting, AAS (AC13)


Program Chair: Melody Tawzer

Program Description: The Accounting Associate Degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for a variety of accounting careers in today’s technology-driven workplaces. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Program graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting.

Locations offered:
Moultrie (Veterans Parkway)

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • 80% of students will demonstrate proficiency in calculating costs, depreciation, and disposal of plant assets by earning 70% or greater on the Plant Asset Project.
  • 80% of students will demonstrate proficiency in producing an adjusted and in-balance set of books utilizing computerized accounting software by earning 70% or greater on the Computerized Accounting Project..
  • 80% of students will demonstrate proficiency in processing and recording payroll transactions utilizing a simulated computerized payroll accounting system by earning 70% or greater on the Payroll Project.
  • 80% of students will demonstrate proficiency in producing a master budget and a flexible budget report by earning 70% or greater on the Financial Performance Evaluation Project.

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Accounting, Associate of Applied Science.

Credits Required for Graduation: 67 Minimum semester hour credits required for graduation

Accreditation Information: The Accounting program is in candidacy with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66213, Phone 913-339-9356,

Gainful Employment Information for this Program
1st Term
Books: $500
Tuition: $1335
Fees: $309
Total: $2144

2nd Term
Tuition: $1246
Fees: $284
Books: $718.7
Total: $2248.7

3rd Term
Books: $811.1
Fees: $284
Tuition: $1335
Total: $2430.1

4th Term
Tuition: $1068
Fees: $284
Books: $654.6
Total: $2006.6

5th Term
Tuition: $801
Fees: $324
Books: $450
Total: $1575

Curriculum Credits

1: General Core Courses


Area I: Language Arts/Communication 3
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics (One Mathematics Course) 3
Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts 3
And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (3 Hours)(as approved by program advisor) 3

2: Institutional Credit


COLL 1500 Student Success 3

3: Occupational Courses


COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy 3
BUSN 1440 Document Production 4
ACCT 1100 Financial Accounting I 4
ACCT 1105 Financial Accounting II 4
ACCT 1115 Computerized Accounting 3
ACCT 1120 Spreadsheet Applications 4
ACCT 1125 Individual Tax Accounting 3
ACCT 1130 Payroll Accounting 3
ACCT 2000 Managerial Accounting 3
Electives 18
ACCT 0000 Accounting Elective (9 Credits) 9
Elective 0000 Elective Open (9 Credits) 9

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