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Business, Management, Marketing, & Technology Pathway
Accounting Associate in Applied Science

Accounting Associate in Applied Science

Accountants and auditors prepare, analyze and verify financial reports and taxes and monitor information systems that furnish this information to managers in business, industry and government.

The accounting/finance major prepares students for initial employment and develops competencies for those already in the field. Students develop skills in the posting and recording of financial data, use of computers, preparation of financial statements and reports, interpretation of financial information, and develop effective supervisory and communicative techniques and skills.

Typical job opportunities and places of employment are: junior accountant with public accounting firms, banks and other financial institutions, educational institutions and other profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Minimum credits60
Minimum cumulative GPA2.0
Minimum grade in all courses2.0
Minimum JC credits15
MACRAO AgreementNo

ADO 1: Write clearly, concisely and intelligibly (6 credits)

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ADO 2: Speak clearly, concisely and intelligibly (3 credits)

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ADO 3: Demonstrate computational skills and mathematical reasoning (4 credits)

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ADO 4: Demonstrate scientific reasoning (4-5 credits)

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ADO 5: Understand human behavior and social systems, the principles which govern them and their implications for the present and future (3 credits)

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ADO 6: Understand aesthetic experience and artistic creativity (3 credits)

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ADO 7: Think critically

Program courses meet this requirement.

ADO 8: Make responsible decisions in personal and professional contexts

Program courses, BUA 220 or BUA 250, meet this requirement.

ADO 9: Work productively with others, recognizing individual contributions to group success

Program courses meet this requirement.

ADO 10: Understand and respect the diversity and interdependence of the world’s peoples and cultures (3 credits)

Program courses, COM 231 or COM 240, meet this requirement.

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Accounting Related Requirements - 10 Credits

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Accounting Core Requirements - 23 Credits

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Accounting Electives

Select electives from courses in ACC, BUA, CIS, ECM, ECN or ENT, if necessary to meet 60 credits required for this degree.

Please note: ACC courses are not available at all JC sites every semester. Please consult with an academic advisor.

Online note: Some students find online ACC courses to be challenging. It is recommended that online accounting students have strong computer skills including proficiency using e-mail, the Internet, experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and skills with attaching files.

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* You may meet this prerequisite based on your course placement, ACT score or successful college coursework. Visit our web site for current assessment options and requirements.

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