Accounting

Accounting - AAS

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Accounting program is designed to provide fundamental skills for individuals planning to enter the field of accounting. Possible entry-level jobs for this program include accounting clerk, accounts payable/receivable clerk, claims clerk, payroll clerk, credit clerk, bookkeeper, accounting intern, tax preparation or comparable positions. This program may prepare students for certification in Certified Bookkeeper (CB), Enrolled Agent (EA), and Certified Payroll Professional (CPP). Certificates of Completion (CCL) in Accounting and Enrolled Agent are available.

Details

Major Code: 
3149
Award: 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Total credits required: 
60-68
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses in the program.
Consultation with an Academic Advisor is recommended for course selection.

Admission criteria

None

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College Tabs

Program Contacts

Mark Barton, Program Director
Office: BUS 130
Phone: (480) 425-6913
mark.barton@scottsdalecc.edu

Sue Sandblom, Department Chair
Office: BUS 126
Phone: (480) 425-6792
susan.sandblom@scottsdalecc.edu

Brenda Lawson, Division Secretary
Office: BUS 121
Phone: (480) 423-6253
brenda.lawson@scottsdalecc.edu

Program Notes: Set up an advising meeting by emailing mark.barton@scottsdalecc.edu

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:32-35
ACC111Accounting Principles I (3) AND
ACC230Uses of Accounting Information I (3) AND
ACC240Uses of Accounting Information II (3)
OR
ACC111Accounting Principles I (3) AND
ACC112Accounting Principles II (3) AND
ACC212Managerial Accounting (3)
OR
ACC211Financial Accounting (3) AND
ACC212Managerial Accounting (3)6-9
 
ACC105Payroll, Sales and Property Taxes (3) OR
ACC222Payroll Accounting (3)3
 
ACC115Computerized Accounting2
 
ACC121Income Tax Preparation (3) OR
ACC221Tax Accounting (3)3
 
ACC219Intermediate Accounting I3
 
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
GBS151Introduction to Business3
GBS205Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Business3
 
GBS120Workplace Communication Skills (3) OR
GBS233Business Communication (3)3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:6
Students must select six (6) credits from the list below:
 
GBS131Business Calculations3
GBS220Quantitative Methods in Business3
GBS221Business Statistics3
GBS261Investments I3
 
MGT101Techniques of Supervision (3) OR
MGT175Business Organization and Management (3) OR
MGT229Management and Leadership I (3)3
Free Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
None
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-27
 
General Education CoreCredits: 12-17
 
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3)
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3)
COM225Public Speaking (3)
COM230Small Group Communication (3)
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent by assessment0-3
 
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics [MA] area.3-5
 
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area.3
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
ECN211Macroeconomic Principles (3) OR
ECN212Microeconomic Principles (3) OR
SBU200Society and Business (3)3
 
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
Competencies
  • Apply effective oral, written, and visual business communication skills. (GBS120, GBS233, [FYC], (COM))
  • Use basic mathematics and accounting principles to report the financial position of an organization. (ACC105, ACC111, ACC112, ACC115, ACC121, ACC211 ACC212, ACC219, ACC221, ACC222, ACC230, ACC240, GBS131, GBS220, GBS221, GBS261, [MA])
  • Apply current technology to specific business tasks. (ACC115, CIS105, CIS114DE)
  • Evaluate the legal, ethical and social implications of business decisions and their impact on various individuals, groups and societies. (ACC111, ACC121, ACC221, ECN211, ECN212, GBS151, GBS205, MGT101, MGT175, MGT229, SBU200, [HU])
  • Demonstrate critical thinking through written and oral formats. (GBS120, GBS151, GBS205, GBS220, GBS233, ACC+++, SBU200, [FYC], [HU], [SG/SQ], (COM))
  • Apply functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing, labor relations, and risk to business situations. (GBS151, GBS205, MGT101, MGT175, MGT229)
  • Apply principles and practices of accounting to analyze and interpret general purpose financial statements. (ACC105, ACC111, ACC112, ACC115, ACC121, ACC211 ACC212, ACC219, ACC221, ACC222, ACC230, ACC240, ACC+++)
  • Apply basic rules of financial accounting to business transactions. (ACC105, ACC111, ACC112, ACC115, ACC121, ACC211 ACC212, ACC219, ACC221, ACC222, ACC230, ACC240, ACC+++)
  • Apply basic rules of managerial accounting to business decision making. (ACC212, ACC240)
  • Apply appropriate procedures to prepare individual, partnership, and corporate taxes, including tax reporting for income, payroll, sales, and personal property. (ACC105, ACC121, ACC221, ACC222)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of compliance in accounting, reporting and tax. (ACC105, ACC121, ACC221, ACC222, GBS205)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.