This two-year applied program prepares students to work in the accounting profession by providing a foundation of principles of accounting and technology basics. The emphasis is on strong information technology skills in order to enhance the use of accounting information systems and enterprise resource planning systems.
The accountants of tomorrow will find it necessary to extract data and present it in a way that can be used for decision making. Students will be asked to apply advanced problem-solving techniques and accounting principles in a business environment.
NOTE: If you plan to transfer and earn a bachelor's degree, the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree is recommended for your course of study. Follow the link and refer to the "Business" link listed under Transfer Majors.
Associate of Applied Science Degree
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is a specialized degree that can be used for immediate entry into the workplace. Emphasis is placed on competence of applying basic principles, theories, and occupational skills. These are two-year programs.
A certificate or diploma is a credential showing completion of a select group of courses that focus on job skills preparation in a 9– or 10–month format. These programs may be used toward completion of an AAS degree.
- Computer support specialist
- IT financial analyst
- ACC 131 Principles of Accounting I
- BUS 102 Introduction to Business
- CSC 110 Introduction to Computers
- ECN 120 Principles of Macroeconomics
- ECN 130 Principles of Microeconomics
- BCA 152 Comprehensive Spreadsheets
- ACC 132 Principles of Accounting II
- CIS 650 PC Operating Systems
- BUS 110 Business Math and Calculators
- BCA 167 Comprehensive Databases
- ACC 311 Computer Accounting
- BUS 185 Business Law I
- NET 132 Operating Systems Software Basics
- NET 122 Computer Hardware Basics
- BUS 121 Business Communications
- BUS 238 Business Problem Solving
- WBL 110 Employability Skills
Click on the course number in the list above to view the course description. This may not be a complete list of courses that may be included for the Accounting and Information Technology program. To see all courses in a semester-by-semester plan, view the Accounting and Information Technology program course outline.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Students will demonstrate the ability to apply principles of accounting to an accounting information system.
- Students will be proficient in their understanding of information technology terminology and concepts.
- Students will use problem-solving skills to design and maintain accounting information systems.
Instructor Holly Booth