Accounting

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  • Certificates
An accounting degree designed for students interested in working at the paraprofessional level of the accounting field in industry, retail, and wholesale enterprises or public accounting offices.  Upon completion, students are eligible to earn the National Certification in Bookkeeping.
Curriculum documents

This is just one way you might complete the Accounting program in 4 semesters over 2 years of full-time study, or 8 semesters over 4 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information, download the Accounting program description from our official academic catalog.

Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
ACC 121 or ACC 151
BUS 111
ENG Comp. I
CIS 140
PSY 101
ACC 122 or ACC 152
BUS 205
ENG Comp. II
BUS 105
Liberal Arts elective
ACC 203
ACC 207
ACC 208
CIS 145
Liberal Arts elective
ACC 210
ECO course
BUS 155
Liberal Arts elective
BUS 224
Sample 4 Year Sequence of Courses
Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
ACC 121 or ACC 151
BUS 111
ENG Comp. I
ACC 122 or ACC 152
ENG Comp. II
BUS 205
CIS 140
PSY 101
BUS 105
CIS 145
Fall 3Spring 3Fall 4Spring 4
ACC 203
ACC 207
Liberal Arts elective
BUS 155
ACC 210
ACC 208
ECO course
Liberal Arts elective (2)
BUS 224

Student learning outcomes

Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to:

What’s next

Work in such entry-level positions as accounts payable clerk, junior accountant in a public accounting firm, or full-charge bookkeeper in a service firm.

The Accounting program has associated certificates that can “stack” into the degree. Depending on course selection, if you’re enrolled in this program you can earn one of the following certificates halfway through completing your degree:

These programs are a great way to increase your earning power and job potential with a marketable career certificate while you’re still working toward your degree. Work closely with your advisor to make sure you choose the right classes!

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