Award: Associate of Applied Sciences Degree
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Designed to prepare students to perform accounting activities for corporations, governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations or individuals, this program allows the student to focus on specific areas of interest in the accounting profession. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have a strong background in accounting principles and applications, as well as a strong general education experience.
Students who successfully complete the Accounting Program will:
- Apply basic financial, managerial, cost and tax accounting principles.
- Develop and employ problem-solving skills related to accounting issues.
- Examine accounting as an information processing system.
- Analyze and discuss transactions and related financial statements
- Recognize ethical accounting behavior.
Accounting students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should pursue the Associate degree in Business Administration. One opportunity for students interested in a Bachelorís degree in accounting is the dual admissions program with University of Maryland University College. Interested students should consult an advisor and the transfer guide for the institution to which they plan to transfer.
Accounting personnel compile and analyze business records and prepare financial reports such as income statements, balance sheets, cost studies and tax reports. The major fields of accounting practice are government, industry and public accounting.
Employment of accountants is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations through 2014. Most jobs require at least a Bachelorís degree in accounting or a related field, and competition will be keen for the most prestigious jobs. Most employers prefer applicants who are familiar with computers and their applications in accounting. For beginning accounting and auditing positions in the Federal Government, 4 years of college are required (including 24 semester hours in accounting) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Recommended Course Sequence
* Students who plan to continue studies at a four-year
institution should select the appropriate course depending
upon the four-year institutionís particular requirements.
** MATH 101 (College Algebra) and MATH 103
(Trigonometry) may be substituted for MATH 109