Program Overview

The Accounting Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The certificate or Associate degree in Accounting prepares students for a variety of positions in the accounting field. Students gain the skills needed for a professional job in Accounting or related fields such as a staff accountant. Many students find part-time employment in the accounting field after completing the first accounting courses in the program and continue to work while fulfilling program requirements.

Program Requirements

Required Business Core Courses: Units
ACTG 121 Financial Accounting 4 units
BUS. 103 Introduction to Business Information Systems 3 units
BUS. 201 Business Law 3 units
BUS. 401 Business Communications 3 units
ECON 100 Principles of Macro Economics 3 units
Required Courses for the Major: Units
ACTG 100 Accounting Procedures 3 units
ACTG 103 Ten-Key Skills 0.5 units
ACTG 131 Managerial Accounting 4 units
ACTG 144 QuickBooks: Set-Up and Service Business 1.5 units
ACTG 169 Accounting Ethics prerequisite: ACTG 121 or equivalelnt 3 units
BCM. 225 Spreadsheets I: Excel 1 unit
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
BUS. 120 Mathematical Analysis for Business 3 units
MATH 241 Applied Calculus I 5 units
MATH 251 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5 units
Plus a minimum of 3 units from the following: Units
ACTG 145 QuickBooks: Payroll and Merchandising Business 1.5 units
ACTG 146 Accounting for Payroll 3 units
ACTG 158 Financial Statement Analysis 4 units
ACTG 171 Federal Income Tax 4 units
ACTG 172 Business Income Taxes 4 units
ACTG 670 Vocational Cooperative Education in Accounting 1 - 2 units
BCM. 226 Spreadsheets II: Excel 2 units
BUS. 100 Introduction to Business 3 units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability & Statistics 4 units
BUS. 123 Statistics 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 38 - 40

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Note: Minimum C grade required in all courses applied to the major.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.