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2017-2018 Catalog


Code: F_AAS_ACC2

Campus: Boulder County Campus, Larimer Campus, Westminster Campus, and Online Learning

Accounting - Associate of Applied Science Degree

This program offers a range of courses that provide an introduction to accounting theory and practice, as well as more extensive exposure to accounting applications in selected areas.

Courses meet the diverse needs of students and of clerical and paraprofessional accounting personnel in business, industry, government, and other economic organizations.

The AAS degree in accounting prepares students for job entry or job upgrading within a wide variety of clerical and paraprofessional positions in the accounting field. The program provides students with knowledge and skills needed to work effectively under the supervision of controllers, chief accountants, accounting supervisors, certified public accountants, and other professional accountants.

Note: Students are required to meet with an accounting program advisor to develop an educational plan before completing any elective courses.

For further information, contact Jim Vernon at (303)-678-3703 for the Boulder County Campus, Lauren Smith at (970)-204-8503 for the Larimer Campus, and Bev Mason at (303)-404-5417 for the Westminster Campus.

All courses in both the degree and certificate programs must be completed with a “C” or better to graduate.

Requirements

Assessment testing is required for all students. Students who are reading at college-level and place into CCR 093 or above and MAT 050 or above may begin this program of study. Students scoring below this level should consult with a faculty member before registering for courses in this program of study.

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 121Accounting Principles I

4

ACC 122Accounting Principles II

4

ACC 135Spreadsheet Applications for Accounting

3

ACC 245Computerized Accounting with a Professional Package

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Capstone and Community Engagement

Select one course (1 credit) from below: 

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 280Internship

1

ACC 289Capstone: Company Financial Overview

1

ACC 294Service Learning

1

Total Credit Hours:1

Electives

Select 6 credits from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 101Fundamentals of Accounting

3

ACC 115Payroll Accounting

3

ACC 131Income Tax

3

 

ACC 132Tax Help Colorado

2

and

ACC 133Tax Help Colorado Practicum

1

Total Credit Hours:6

Accounting 200-Level Elective Courses

Select 6-8 credits from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 211Intermediate Accounting I

4

ACC 212Intermediate Accounting II

4

ACC 226Cost Accounting

3

ACC 231Business Taxation

3

Total Credit Hours:6-8

Business Support Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 115Introduction to Business

3

BUS 217Business Communication and Report Writing

3

BUS 216Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS 226Business Statistics

3

CIS 155PC Spreadsheet Concepts: Excel

3

 

MAN 230Corporate Ethics & Social Resp

3

or

PHI 205Business Ethics

3

Total Credit Hours:18

General Education Courses

Computer Technology

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 118Introduction to PC Applications

3

or

CIS 135Complete PC Word Processing: Word

3

Total Credit Hours:3

English

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

ENG 131Technical Writing I

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 107Career Mathematics

3

or higher

Total Credit Hours:3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
ECO 201Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECO 202Principles of Microeconomics

3

Total Credit Hours:6

General Education Courses

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 60-62

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