Accounting and Finance

Contact(s): Dalton Reeder

The Accounting and Finance curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the “language of business,” accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.

In addition to coursework in accounting principles, theories, and practice, students will study business law, finance, management, and economics. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies. With work experience and additional education, an individual may advance in the accounting profession.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare a financial statement.
  • Analyze and then apply proper tax treatments.
  • Analyze, summarize, and prepare managerial accounting reports.
  • Use computerized accounting tools to prepare accounting reports.
  • Effectively communicate in writing to accounting customers and co-workers.

Accounting and Finance - Associate in Applied Science - A25800


Gainful Employment Disclosure

Program is available online.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3
ECO 251
Principles of Microeconomics
or Principles of Macroeconomics
3
ENG 112
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
or Professional Research & Reporting
3
MAT 143
Quantitative Literacy
or Precalculus Algebra
3-4
 Credit Hours16-17
Summer
Humanities Elective * 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective * 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall
ACC 131 Federal Income Taxes 3
ACC 149 Introduction to Accounting Spreadsheets 2
BUS 115 Business Law I 3
BUS 125 Personal Finance 3
BUS 240 Business Ethics 3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 2
ACC 150 Accounting Software Applications 2
ACC 220 Intermediate Accounting I 4
BUS 151 People Skills 3
BUS 260 Business Communication 3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours67-68

*Please see the Suggested Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science Elective List for AAS Majors webpage.

Accounting and Finance Diploma Option - D25800

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Program is available online.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
ACC 131 Federal Income Taxes 3
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 125 Personal Finance 3
BUS 240 Business Ethics 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3
BUS 151 People Skills 3
ECO 251
Principles of Microeconomics
or Principles of Macroeconomics
3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
 Credit Hours16
Summer
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective * 3
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours39

*Please see the Suggested Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science Elective List for AAS Majors webpage.

Accounting and Finance Certificate Option - C258800

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Program is available online.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
ACC 131 Federal Income Taxes 3
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3
 Credit Hours11
Spring
ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 2
ACC 150 Accounting Software Applications 2
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3
 Credit Hours7
 Total Credit Hours18