The Associate of Science in Accounting degree program teaches the basics of accounting fundamentals including the tools needed for building financial statements. Students are prepared for entry-level positions as bookkeepers, accountants, or auditors as they gain the knowledge and skills needed to:
- Describe the general role of accounting in business in relation to its use by managers, investors, businesses, and regulatory agencies
- List Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and recall how GAAP is established
- Utilize the steps in the accounting cycle to prepare financial statements from raw financial data
- Complete accounting analyses and explain how this information is used to assist in making managerial decisions and controlling the financial aspects of business operations
- Recognize the ethical framework for accountants adopted by professional accounting organizations, such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
- Discuss basic business and economic terms and concepts
- Employ office productivity applications to create business and accounting related reports and presentations
- Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
- College Readiness Assessment (waived for students with 9 or more college credits).
- Official transcripts
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
School Accreditation Statement
Higher Learning Commission