Associate in Applied Science in Accounting

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. These options vary depending on the locations, partners, and available tracks of the award.

These pathway map options may share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses and any associated details will be automatically updated in the course sequence below. The differences between individual pathway map options may only be a few courses.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems CS 3
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
ACC121 or
ACC221
Individual Tax Preparation or Tax Accounting 3
MA Mathematics Critical course Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area. 3–6
ACC115 Computerized Accounting 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC105 or
ACC222
Payroll, Sales and Property Taxes or Payroll Accounting 3
RE Restricted Electives
GBS120 or
GBS233
Workplace Communication Skills or Business Communication or L 3
RE Restricted Electives See program advisor if you wish to apply restricted elective credits toward the Enrolled Agent certificate 3
ECN211 or
ECN212 or
SBU200
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles or Society and Business SB or G, SB 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC219 Intermediate Accounting I 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
SG or SQ Natural Sciences 4
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or Equivalent by assessment L 0–3

Restricted Electives

A list of additional, alternative, or supplemental courses for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC+++ Any ACC Accounting course(s) except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area Any additional ACC Accounting course(s) except ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC212, ACC230, ACC240
GBS131 Business Calculations 3
GBS220 Quantitative Methods in Business 3
GBS221 Business Statistics CS 3
GBS261 Investments I 3
MGT101 or
MGT175 or
MGT229
Techniques of Supervision or Business Organization and Management or Management and Leadership I or SB 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems CS 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3
ACC105 or
ACC222
Payroll, Sales and Property Taxes or Payroll Accounting 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC121 or
ACC221
Individual Tax Preparation or Tax Accounting 3
ACC115 Computerized Accounting 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives See program advisor if you wish to apply restricted elective credits toward the Enrolled Agent certificate 3
ACC219 Intermediate Accounting I 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
RE Restricted Electives See program advisor if you wish to apply restricted elective credits toward the Enrolled Agent certificate 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MA Mathematics Critical course Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area. 3–6

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS120 or
GBS233
Workplace Communication Skills or Business Communication or L 3
ECN211 or
ECN212 or
SBU200
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles or Society and Business SB or G, SB 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SG or SQ Natural Sciences 4
HU Humanities, Fine Arts and Design HU 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or Equivalent by assessment L 0–3

Restricted Electives

A list of additional, alternative, or supplemental courses for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC+++ Any ACC Accounting course(s) except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area Any additional ACC Accounting course(s) except ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC212, ACC230, ACC240
GBS131 Business Calculations 3
GBS220 Quantitative Methods in Business 3
GBS221 Business Statistics CS 3
GBS261 Investments I 3
MGT101 or
MGT175 or
MGT229
Techniques of Supervision or Business Organization and Management or Management and Leadership I or SB 3

Pathway Map Option Details

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Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.