Accounting - Associate of Applied Science Option (AASO)

Description

The Accounting Associate of Applied Science Option qualifies graduates for employment as accounting managers, full-charge bookkeepers, staff accountants, accounts payable managers, and accounts receivable managers.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply effective written and verbal communication skills individually and in groups.
  2. Apply analytical, technology, and reasoning skills relevant to the profession.
  3. Apply appropriate ethical choices on both a professional and personal level.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of accounting terminology.
  5. Perform basic accounting functions, such as complete steps in the accounting cycle, prepare financial statements, and document transactions.
  6. Make informed decisions about the operating performance, financial position, and cash flow activities of a company using relevant accounting information.
  7. Use managerial accounting tools to provide management with data useful in managing the company’s planning, controlling, and evaluating activities.

Entrance Requirements

Academic Entrance Requirements

  • Recommended:
    • High school diploma or GED.
    • Completion of WR 065 Rhetoric and Critical Thinking II (or higher) or minimum placement Wr/Comm Level 7.
    • Completion of MTH 060 Beginning Algebra (or higher) or minimum placement Math Level 10.

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
Level 1 Foundation Courses
BA 101Introduction to Business4
BA 104Business Math3
BA 111Applied Accounting I3
BA 178Customer Service3
or BA 285 Business Human Relations
BA 218Personal Finance4
CIS 120Computer Concepts (or Computer Competency Test)0-4
CIS 131Software Applications4
LIB 100Intro to Finding Information1
WR 121Academic Composition4
Level 2 Core Courses
BA 112Applied Accounting II3
BA 113Applied Accounting III3
BA 206Management Fundamentals I4
BA 214Business Communications3
BA 223Marketing Principles I4
BA 226Business Law I4
BA 250Entrepreneurship4
BA 261Consumer Behavior4
CIS 125EExcel4
Level 3 Accounting Specialization
BA 177Payroll Accounting3
BA 211Financial Accounting I4
BA 212Financial Accounting II4
BA 213Managerial Accounting4
BA 228Computer Accounting Applications3
BA 229QuickBooks3
BA ElectiveAny BA prefix course3-4
Level 4 Advanced Core and Capstone Courses
BA 220Business Analysis and Budgeting4
BA 222Business Finance4
BA 290Business Seminar3
Total Credits94-99

Advising Notes

Take as many Level 1 courses as possible before attempting Level 2 courses, and take as many Level 2 courses before Level 3 courses. Level 3 courses may be taken concurrently with Level 4 courses.

This degree is designed for students planning to enter their chosen career upon graduation. Only selected credits are considered transferrable to public or private baccalaureate institutions. See advisor for additional information.

Performance Standards

  • Academic Requirements:

    • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.

    • All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

  • Additional Requirements:

    • None

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First Year
FallCredits
BA 101Introduction to Business4
BA 111Applied Accounting I3
CIS 120Computer Concepts0-4
BA 178
Customer Service
Business Human Relations
3
LIB 100Intro to Finding Information1
 Credits11-15
Winter
BA 104Business Math3
BA 112Applied Accounting II3
CIS 131Software Applications4
WR 121Academic Composition4
 Credits14
Spring
BA 113Applied Accounting III3
BA 177Payroll Accounting3
BA 206Management Fundamentals I4
BA 218Personal Finance4
BA Elective3-4
 Credits17-18
Summer
BA 214Business Communications3
BA 223Marketing Principles I4
 Credits7
Second Year
Fall
BA 211Financial Accounting I4
BA 229QuickBooks3
BA 250Entrepreneurship4
CIS 125EExcel4
 Credits15
Winter
BA 212Financial Accounting II4
BA 220Business Analysis and Budgeting4
BA 226Business Law I4
BA 228Computer Accounting Applications3
 Credits15
Spring
BA 213Managerial Accounting4
BA 261Consumer Behavior4
BA 222Business Finance4
BA 290Business Seminar3
 Credits15
 Total Credits94-99

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