Accounting offers an interesting and rewarding career to people who can work with numbers, focus on details, use a computer, and work as part of a team.

This 60-credit online accounting degree curriculum will give you a foundation in essential accounting principles and practices. You will understand how to handle a company’s finances, the basics of economics, statistics and how marketing plays a role in the world of accounting. Courses are taught by instructors with professional credentials and experience in accounting, taxation and fraud examination.

Career Opportunities

Obtaining an Associate’s degree in Accounting from is an excellent start to a prosperous career in the business field. Accounting is considered to be the “language of all business,” and is a valuable skill set for anyone wishing to work in Silicon Valley.

There is a strong demand for accounting assistants, and you can advance in your career by demonstrating your skills on the job.

However, a Bachelor’s degree (any subject) is required to sit for the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) exam. This accounting program offers courses needed to complete the requirements for the Professional Bookkeeper exam in addition to the courses needed for an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, which is the first step to becoming a CPA.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing this program will be able to:

  • Design and manage business documents using current technology to engage in creative problem solving.
  • Communicate an understanding of business concepts professionally through written, oral and visual presentations using current technology.
  • Recognize ethical behavior in their chosen profession and behave in a socially responsible manner.
  • Analyze business issues, interpret financial data and identify economic trends.

Course Outlines

AS Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements

Complete Core Courses, 21.5 unitsUnits
ACTG 121Financial Accounting4
ACTG 131Managerial Accounting4
ACTG 180Payroll Accounting1.5
ACTG 200QuickBooks3
BUS. 100Introduction to Business3
CBOT 432Introduction to Computer Applications3
CBOT 435Spreadsheets3
Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 6 units from the following:Units
ACTG 100Accounting Procedures3
BUS. 101Human Relations in the Workplace3
BUS. 103Introduction to Business Information Systems3
BUS. 201Business Law3
BUS. 401Business Communications3

Total Required Major Units: 27.5

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

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