Accounting

Accounting Associate in Science Degree 2020-2021

(Major #C.2010.AS)

Completion of this course of study prepares a student for entry level positions in bookkeeping/accounting. A student becomes conversant in business and accounting terminology enhancing their ability to work with coworkers and analyze and record business transactions in a manual or computerized accounting system. A student acquires the stills to use computer equipment and software common to many organizations for analysis, budgeting and financial statement preparation.
The Accounting Associate in Science Degree combines an in-depth understanding of accounting principles with a breadth of business knowledge. A student who completes the outlined course of study is prepared for entry-level employment in the accounting field. These students acquire skills in basic accounting, both manual and computerized. The students learn managerial, cost, and manufacturing accounting skills which, in addition to preparing accounting data, enable them to analyze and make appropriate managerial decisions. They not only develop skills to use word processing and spreadsheet applications but also to help them with oral and written communication.

Major requirements (33.5 units minimum)
A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:

Required Core:
Course Course Description Units
ACCTG 4A Financial Accounting 4
ACCTG 4B Managerial Accounting 4
ACCTG 31 Computerized Accounting 3
BA 5 Business Communications 3
BA 10 Introduction to Business 3
BA 33 Human Relations in Business 3
IS 15 Computer Concepts 3
IS 18 Spreadsheet Fundamentals 1.5
Select 2 course from the following:
Course Course Description Units
BA 18 Business and the Legal Environment 4
BA 52 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics 3
MKTG 10 Introduction to Marketing 3
Select 1 course from the following:
Course Course Description Units
BA 39 Finite Mathematics 3
STAT 7 Elementary Statistics 4

Additional Information

Total Units 33.5-35.5

All courses require a “C” (2.0) or higher.

  1. Apply knowledge of accounting concepts, computer spreadsheets, word processing, and ten-key calculator to solve business transactions.
  2. Use accounting techniques and skills to record accounting transactions.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to make informed business decisions based on an in-depth understanding of accounting principles and ethics.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate business and accounting information effectively, orally, in writing, and graphically.
  5. Analyze the impact of accounting in global business and societal context.
  6. Prepare and analyze basic financial and managerial statements and schedules.
  7. Demonstrate improved preparation for employment in the accounting field.

Faculty Advisor(s): Jose Castenada


2020-2021 Accounting Associate in Science Degree