Accounting - A25100

The Accounting curriculum will provide you with the knowledge and 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. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking, and ethics.

Graduates may 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, you may advance in the accounting profession.

Develop Your Skills in

  • Income Tax
  • Accounting Software
  • Auditing
  • Computer Applications
  • Business Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Payroll Accounting

Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, in May 2006, the median annual earnings of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks were $30,560. Earning potential increases with training.

See the Accounting Checksheet for a suggested sequence of courses by semester:

General Education Courses

COM 110 Introduction to Communication
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting
HUM 115 Critical Thinking
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy
PSY 150 General Psychology

Major Core Courses
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting
ACC 131 Federal Income Taxes
ACC 220 Intermediate Accounting I
BUS 115 Business Law I
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 

Other Major Courses
ACC 110 Ten Key Skills
ACC 140 Payroll Accounting
ACC 150 Accounting Software App
ACC 225 Cost Accounting
ACC 240 Government & Not-For-Profit Accounting
ACC 269 Auditing & Assurance Services
BUS 110 Introduction to Business
BUS 137 Principles of Management
BUS 239 Business Applications Seminar
CTS 130 Spreadsheet
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing

Major Elective
Pick One: ACC 180, BUS 225, BUS 240, OST 184

Other Required Course
ACA 115 Success and Study Skills

Total Semester Hour Credits for AAS Degree 71

For more information on the Accounting curriculum, contact:

Lee Parker

Lee Parker
Accounting Instructor
Phone: (252) 451-8344
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Nichole LaPointe

Nichole LaPointe
Accounting Instructor
Phone: (252) 451-8208
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