Accounting and Finance (A25800)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Fully Online Option Available

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.

Course work 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.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.

Students may be required to take developmental courses in Math and/or English as a result of high school GPA or pre-enrollment placements tests. Therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Consult a program advisor for more information.

Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Prepare financial reports and forms using appropriate accounting software (e.g. financial, managerial, payroll, tax, spreadsheet, accounting software).

  • Analyze business and financial scenarios.

  • Develop personal and professional skills to be productive members of the accounting profession.

Fall Session 1 (8 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACA 115 Success and Study Skills

or

ACA 122 College Transfer Success

0

2

0

0

1

ACC 120 Prin of Financial Accounting

3

2

0

0

4

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers

2

2

0

0

3

Fall Session 2 (6 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACC 122 Prin of Financial Acct II

3

0

0

0

3

CTS 130 Spreadsheet

2

2

0

0

3

Spring Session 1 (6 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

BUS 115 Business Law I

3

0

0

0

3

ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry

3

0

0

0

3

Spring Session 2 (6 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACC 121 Prin of Managerial Accounting

3

2

0

0

4

ACC 150 Accounting Software App

1

3

0

0

2

Complete Bookkeeping I Certificate (C25800B)
ACC 120, ACC 122, ACC 150, CTS 130, and elective

Summer Term (5-6 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACC 140 Payroll Accounting

1

2

0

0

2

MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy

or

MAT 152 Statistical Methods I

2

or

3

2

0

0

3

or

4

Fall Session 1 (7 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACC 220 Intermediate Accounting I

3

2

0

0

4

BUS 270 Professional Development

or

LDR 110 Introduction to Leadership

3

0

0

0

3

Fall Session 2 (6 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACC 129 Individual Income Tax

2

2

0

0

3

BUS 110 Introduction to Business

or

BUS 137 Principles of Management

3

0

0

0

3

Spring Session 1 (7 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACC 240 Gov & Not-For-Profit Acct

3

0

0

0

3

ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics

or

ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

0

0

0

3

WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I

0

0

0

10

1

Spring Session 2 (6 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACC 227 Practices in Accounting

3

0

0

0

3

BUS 225 Business Finance

2

2

0

0

3

**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Social/Behavioral electives.

Complete Bookkeeping II Certificate (C25800C)
ACC 129, ACC 140, ACC 220, ACC 227, ACC 240 and CTS 130

Summer Term (9 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciple

or

ENG 114 Prof. Research and Reporting

3

0

0

0

3

Humanities Elective

3

Social /Behavioral Science Elective

3

*Humanities Electives

The following listings for Humanities Electives apply to Associate in Applied Science degree-seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the humanities elective requirement. ASL, foreign language, and public speaking courses cannot count as the sole humanities course in an associate in applied science program.

  • ART 111 Art Appreciation

  • ART 114 Art History Survey I

  • ART 115 Art History Survey II

  • DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation

  • DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre

  • DRA 211 Theatre History I

  • ENG 231 American Literature I

  • ENG 232 American Literature II

  • ENG 241 British Literature I

  • ENG 242 British Literature II

  • ENG 262 World Literature II

  • HUM 123 Appalachian Culture

  • HUM 160 Introduction to film

  • MUS 110 Music Appreciation

  • PHI 210 History of Philosophy

  • PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics

  • REL 110 World Religions

  • REL 211 Intro to Old Testament

  • REL 212 Intro to New Testament

  • REL 221 Religion in America

**Social/Behavioral Science Electives

The following listing for Social/Behavioral Science Electives applies to Associate in Applied Science degree seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the social/behavioral science elective requirement.

  • ANT 210 General Anthropology

  • ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics

  • ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics

  • GEO 111 World Regional Geography

  • HIS 111 World Civilizations I

  • HIS 112 World Civilizations II

  • HIS 131 American History I

  • HIS 132 American History II

  • POL 120 American Government

  • POL 130 State and Local Government

  • PSY 150 General Psychology

  • PSY 237 Social Psychology

  • PSY 241 Developmental Psychology

  • PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology

  • SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology

  • SOC 213 Sociology of the Family

  • SOC 220 Social Problems

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 66-67