Accounting: AS Degree

The Associate of Science Degree in Accounting is a four-semester course of study designed to prepare students for a career in Accounting as an Accounting Clerk, Bookkeeper, Payroll Clerk or entry-level Accountant. Candidates must complete all required courses with a grade of "C" or above. Each degree must total at least 60 units.

Career Opportunities

Accounting clerks, Bookkeepers, Payroll clerks, Entry-level Accountants.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  2. Apply current computer applications in accounting.
Program Requirements 
Required Core Courses (44 units)
ACCT-120Introduction to Accounting3
ACCT-122Federal Income Tax for Individuals3
ACCT-125Financial Accounting5
ACCT-126Managerial Accounting5
ACCT-127Computer Accounting3
BUSI-100Introduction to Business3
BUSI-103Legal Environment of Business3
BUSI-105Business Communication3
COMS-165Microsoft Excel3
ECON-100Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON-101Principles of Microeconomics3
MATH-106College Algebra4
SPCOM-126Intercultural Communication3
Required Electives (3 units)
Complete 3 units of the following;3
Computer Information Systems
Introduction to Computers
Total Units47

To receive an Associate Degree, students must complete 60 degree applicable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0. Students must also complete the NVC General Education pattern to earn an Associate degree. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.  

The following is a suggested course sequence and does not replace an educational plan created with you and your counselor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
ACCT-120 Introduction to Accounting 3
BUSI-100 Introduction to Business 3
Computer Information Systems
or Introduction to Computers
MATH-106 College Algebra 4
NVC GE Area A: Natural Science 3
BUSI-103 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUSI-105 Business Communication 3
ECON-100 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ACCT-125 Financial Accounting 5
COMS-165 Microsoft Excel 3
ACCT-127 Computer Accounting 3
Second Year
ACCT-122 Federal Income Tax for Individuals 3
SPCOM-126 Intercultural Communication 3
NVC GE Area C: Humanities GE 3
NVC GE Area D1: English Composition 4
ACCT-126 Managerial Accounting 5
ECON-101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Multicultural/Gender Studies GE 3
PE/Health Education 3
 Total Units63