Academic Plan Code
MCCCD Program Detail
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses in the program. ++ indicates any suffixed courses. Consultation with an Academic Advisor is recommended for course selection.
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.
What You’ll Learn
This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Apply effective oral, written, and visual business communication skills.
- Use basic mathematics and accounting principles to report the financial position of an organization.
- Apply current technology to specific business tasks.
- Evaluate the legal, ethical and social implications of business decisions and their impact on various individuals, groups and societies.
- Demonstrate critical thinking through written and oral formats.
- Apply functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing, labor relations, and risk to business situations.
- Apply principles and practices of accounting to analyze and interpret general purpose financial statements.
- Apply basic rules of financial accounting to business transactions.
- Apply basic rules of managerial accounting to business decision making.
- Apply appropriate procedures to prepare individual, partnership, and corporate taxes, including tax reporting for income, payroll, sales, and personal property.
- Demonstrate an understanding of compliance in accounting, reporting and tax.
Required Courses Credits: 32-35
|ACC111||Accounting Principles I (3) AND|
|ACC230||Uses of Accounting Information I (3) AND|
|ACC240||Uses of Accounting Information II (3)|
|ACC111||Accounting Principles I (3) AND|
|ACC112||Accounting Principles II (3) AND|
|ACC212||Managerial Accounting (3)|
|ACC211||Financial Accounting (3) AND|
|ACC212||Managerial Accounting (3)||6-9|
|ACC105||Payroll, Sales and Property Taxes (3) OR|
|ACC222||Payroll Accounting (3)||3|
|ACC121||Income Tax Preparation (3) OR|
|ACC221||Tax Accounting (3)||3|
|ACC219||Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems||3|
|GBS151||Introduction to Business||3|
|GBS205||Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Business||3|
|GBS120||Workplace Communication Skills (3) OR|
|GBS233||Business Communication (3)||3|
|Students must select six (6) credits from the list below:|
|GBS220||Quantitative Methods in Business||3|
|MGT101||Techniques of Supervision (3) OR|
|MGT175||Business Organization and Management (3) OR|
|MGT229||Management and Leadership I (3)||3|
Free Restricted Electives
|General Education Requirements||Credits: 22-27|
|First-Year Composition||Credits: 6|
|ENG101||First-Year Composition (3) OR|
|ENG107||First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND|
|ENG102||First-Year Composition (3) OR|
|ENG108||First-Year Composition for ESL (3)||6|
|Oral Communication||Credits: 3|
|COM100||Introduction to Human Communication (3)|
|COM110||Interpersonal Communication (3)|
|COM225||Public Speaking (3)|
|COM230||Small Group Communication (3)|
|Critical Reading||Credits: 0-3|
|CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR|
|Equivalent by assessment||0-3|
|Any approved general education course from the Mathematics [MA] area.||3-5|
|Humanities, Arts and Design||Credits: 3|
|Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area.||3|
|Natural Sciences||Credits: 4|
|Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.|
|Social-Behavioral Sciences||Credits: 3|
|ECN211||Macroeconomic Principles (3) OR|
|ECN212||Microeconomic Principles (3) OR|
|SBU200||Society and Business (3)||3|
Meet with an Advisor
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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.
All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.
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