Accounting, AAS (AC13) Degree


Campus Locations: Moultrie (Veterans Parkway), Thomasville, Tifton

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.

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

*students can use up to 9 hours of SRTC coursework from any program for elective credit

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, http://www.acbsp.org.

Cost
Books: $730.30
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,500.00
Total: $2,531.30
Books: $718.70
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,400.00
Total: $2,419.70
Books: $811.10
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,500.00
Total: $2,612.10
Books: $654.60
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,200.00
Total: $2,155.60
Books: $450.00
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $900.00
Total: $1,651.00
Curriculum Outline (49 hours)
1: General Core Courses 15
Area I: Language Arts/Communication 3
ENGL 1101

Co-requisite(s): ENGL 0090 and/or Entrance exam reading and writing scores in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels. Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.

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 3
COLL 1500

This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/ technical program of study. Topics include: Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communications Skills, Career Exploration, Research Skills, College Campus Knowledge, Memory & Reading Skills, Presentation & Interview Skills, and Group Skills. Effective Fall 2016, students who already have an Associate Degree or higher will be given exemption credit for the COLL 1500 course.

3
3: Occupational Courses 31
COMP 1000

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer and digital terminology, and usage, operating systems, Internet and digital communication, word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, database applications, and presentation applications.

3
BUSN 1440

Pre-requisite(s): Demonstrated ability to key at least 25 wpm on a 3-minute timing with no more than 3 errors. Pre/Co-requisite(s): COMP 1000 Reinforces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques with adequate speed and accuracy and producing properly formatted business documents. Topics include: reinforcing correct keyboarding technique, building speed and accuracy, formatting business documents, language arts, proofreading, and work area management.

4
ACCT 1100

Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission or Advisor Approval Introduces the basic financial accounting concepts of the complete accounting cycle and provides the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a sole proprietorship. Topics include: accounting vocabulary and concepts, the accounting cycle for a personal service business, the accounting cycle for a merchandising business, inventory, cash control and receivables. Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.

4
ACCT 1105

Pre-requisite(s): ACCT 1100 (For Provisional Students: Advisor Approval and ACCT 1100) Introduces the intermediate financial accounting concepts that provide the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a partnership and corporation. Topics include: Fixed and Intangible Assets, Current and Long-Term Liabilities (Notes Payable), Payroll, Accounting for a Partnership, Accounting for a Corporation, Statement of Cash Flows, and Financial Statement Analysis, Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.

4
ACCT 1115

Pre-requisite(s): COMP 1000, ACCT 1100 Emphasizes operation of computerized accounting systems from manual input forms. Topics include: company creation (service and merchandising), chart of accounts, customers transactions, vendors transactions, banking activities, merchandise inventory, employees and payroll, and financial reports. Laboratory work includes theoretical and technical application.

3
ACCT 1120

Pre-requisite(s): COMP 1000 This course covers the knowledge and skills to use spreadsheet software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Topics and assignments will include: spreadsheet concepts, creating and manipulating data, formatting data and content, creating and modifying formulas, presenting data visually and collaborating and securing data.

4
ACCT 1125

Provides instruction for the preparation of individual federal income tax returns. Topics include: taxable income, income adjustments, schedules, standard deductions, itemized deductions, exemptions, tax credits and tax calculations.

3
ACCT 1130

Pre-requisite(s): ACCT 1100 Provides an understanding of the laws that affect a company's payroll structure and practical application skills in maintaining payroll records. Topics include: payroll tax laws, payroll tax forms, payroll and personnel records, computing wages and salaries, taxes affecting employees and employers, and analyzing and journalizing payroll transactions.

3
ACCT 2000

Pre-requisite(s): ACCT 1105 Emphasizes the interpretation of data by management in planning and controlling business activities. Topics include Managerial Accounting Concepts, Manufacturing Accounting using a Job Order Cost System, Manufacturing Accounting using a Process Cost System, Cost Behavior and Cost-Volume-Profit, Budgeting and Standard Cost Accounting, Flexible Budgets, Standard Costs and Variances, and Capital Investment Analysis and Budgeting. Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.

3
Electives 18
ACCT 0000

Accounting Electives (9 Credits)

9
Elective 0000

Open Elective – You may take any Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) approved elective.

9
Faculty
Program Chair

Accounting Program Chair
School of Business
Tifton

Advisor

Accounting Faculty
School of Business
Thomasville

Advisor

Accounting Faculty
School of Business
Moultrie Veterans Parkway

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