Associate in Applied Science
Leading to a Baccalaureate degree in Accounting through Ferris State University
- Career Pathway: Business, Management, Marketing & Technology
- Career Cluster: Finance
NOTE: This degree is for students who specifically want a two-year accounting degree or plan on transferring to Ferris State University to complete a four-year accounting degree. If you wish to transfer to another four-year program, please contact your advisor to determine specific course requirements at the receiving institution prior to selecting options/electives. In order to become a Certified Public Accountant, you must meet an education requirement of 150 semester hours of college education, a work experience requirement, and pass the CPA examination.
Accounting is an information system that provides reports about the economic activities and conditions of a business. The AAS degree prepares the student with sufficient skills and knowledge to meet entrance requirements of most business organizations.
- Students will need to demonstrate proficiencies prior to graduation in reading, mathematics and English based on SMC assessment tests, ACT or SAT scores, or by taking the recommended courses.
- Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites that may not be listed as part of the degree requirement. These are described in the course descriptions.
- ACE Testing, which grants students credit for demonstration of skills mastery, is also available at the Testing Center for a number of courses.
General Education Requirements
- The general education courses listed for this degree require a C (2.0) or better for graduation. See “General Education Requirements” for more information and a full listing of all general education courses.
- Many of the courses in this curriculum must be taken in a prescribed sequence. The listing that follows is a suggested sequence of courses for full-time students.
- If you are a part-time student or have transferred courses from another school, you should generally complete the courses listed under Semester I before taking courses listed under Semester II and so forth.
- Please be sure to consult the course descriptions, as some courses may not be offered every semester.
- Principles of Accounting I
- Introduction to Business
- Freshman English II
- Freshman English II w Workshop
- Intro to Computer Technology
- Fundamentals of Public Speaking
- Principles of Accounting II
- Freshman English III
- Principles of Management
- Professionalism Workshop
- Microcomputer Accounting
- Intermediate Accounting I
- Business Communications
- Intermediate Accounting II
- Business Law I
- Program Elective
Program Electives (Choose One)
- Federal Income Tax
- Cost Accounting (Ferris transfer)
- Human Resource Management