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Program Coordinator: Richard Hutton, LRC 206, Ext. 2452
Length: Four semesters (two years)
Purpose: With the rapid development of business and industry in Virginia, there is a great demand for qualified personnel who can accumulate, analyze, and interpret data, which is essential for reporting and decision-making. The Associate of Applied Science Degree curriculum in Accounting is designed primarily for persons who seek full-time employment in the accounting field immediately upon completion of the community college curriculum. Persons who are seeking their first employment in an accounting position in addition to those presently in accounting who are seeking a promotion may benefit from this curriculum.
Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college entry into the Associate of Applied Science program in Accounting requires proficiency in high school English and mathematics. Students who are not proficient in English and mathematics will be required to correct their deficiencies in developmental courses. Proficiency in keyboarding is required. Students may enroll in AST 114 to upgrade keyboarding skills.
Program Requirements: The first two semesters (first year) of the Associate of Applied Science Degree curriculum in Accounting are similar to the AAS degree in Business Technology with a major in Management. In the second year, each student will pursue his specialty in Accounting. The curriculum will include technical courses in accounting, related areas, general education, and electives. Instruction will include both the theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for future success in accounting. Each student is urged to consult with his/her counselor and faculty advisor in planning their program and selecting their electives. Courses within this curriculum may be applied to a four-year program at the discretion of the admitting institution. Upon successful completion of the four-semester curriculum listed, the graduate will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Technology with a major in Accounting.
Notes on Transfer: Associate of Applied Science Degree programs are designed primarily to provide occupational competence for employment. Upon the student’s request, courses may be modified to provide possible transfer acceptability by four-year colleges and universities. Transfer options are listed in the footnotes.
First Semester (Fall)
Orientation to College Success
College Composition I
Principles of Accounting I
1*Business Math I
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Computer Applications
Second Semester (Spring)
Principles of Accounting II
Principles of Management
Third Semester (Fall)
Intermediate Accounting I
Principles of Federal Taxation I
Principles of Public Speaking
3*Principles of Psychology
4*Degree Related Elective/Co-op
Fourth Semester (Spring)
Intermediate Accounting II
Cost Accounting I
Business Law I
5*Applied Business Statistics
Physical Education Or
6*Preparation for Employment
Total Minimum Credits for AAS Degree...............................67
The above semester-by semester sequencing of courses may be modified when necessary. Please meet with your faculty advisor for a discussion of factors, which affect planning and sequencing in this program of study.
1. Transfer students should check the Math requirements at respective four-year schools of interest.
2. Humanities electives include: ART 201-202; foreign languages; MUS 121-122; PHI 101; REL 200, 210, 230; CST 130, 151, 152. .
3. PSY 120 may be taken in place of this course. Students planning to transfer should take PSY 200.
4. Students may take any three credit hour course with the following prefixes ACC, BUS, ECO, ITE, MKT, or AST.
5. Prerequisite: Math 141. Placement is required for all mathematics courses.
6. Students may substitute any HLT (Health) course which contains a wellness component for Physical Education requirement. Transfer students should note that four-year institutions may require a PED activity course in the general education core.
Cooperative Education- ACC 297 may be taken after satisfactory completion of ACC 212 with Faculty Curriculum Advisor and Faculty Co-op Advisor approvals. The non-paid Co-op Education option with nonprofit entities is available in this program of study.
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