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 Communications
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 Applications
ACC    180     Practices in Bookkeeping
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    238    Integrated Management
CTS    130    Spreadsheet
Major Elective (Pick One: BUS 151, BUS 225, BUS 240)

Other Required Course
ACA    122    College Transfer Success


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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