The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting is a two-year degree for students who intend to seek employment upon graduation rather than transfer to a university. Level I certification exposes students to fundamental business concepts and Level II certification provides more in depth business content. Career areas may include: accounting clerk, staff accountant, bookkeeper, payroll clerk, cashier, treasurer, administrative assistant, and office manager.
The Associate of Applied Science degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Prerequisites and Tuition
The student will need to demonstrate proficiencies in reading, English, and mathematics based on the COMPASS assessment test, ACT or SAT scores, or by taking the recommended/required classes. Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites.
Minimum TOEFL or IELTS Score: 61 IBT or 6.0
Tuition: 12,700 USD
General Education (GE) Courses
In order to graduate with a college degree, all students are required to take certain general education courses. These include ENGL 101 English Composition I, COMM 213 Interpersonal Communication, PSYC 100 First Year Seminar, and a 3 credit hour computer literacy proficiency course. Other general education electives may be required to meet degree requirements.
Program Core Courses
ACCT 108 College Accounting, ACCT 201 Financial Accounting I, ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting, ACCT 107 Payroll Accounting, ACCT 205 QuickBooks Accounting, OTEC 107 Office Systems and Procedures, OTEC 123 Office Machines, and MGMK 147 Intro to Management.
Program Elective Courses
MGMK 135 Human Relations and Supervision, BUSI 106 Business Math or other approved math course, ECON 200 Microeconomics or ECON 201 Macroeconomics, BUSI 114 Business Law, or other approved electives.
- List and perform the steps in the accounting cycle.
- Prepare basic external financial statements, including the income statement, balance, and statement of cash flows.
- Evaluate a company’s performance using financial statement analysis tools and techniques.
- Perform accounting procedures for a firm’s internal information needs.
- Explain and employ the accrual basis of accounting.
- Define basic generally accepted accounting principles.
- Demonstrate the proper use of a computerized accounting system.
- Compute and prepare payroll checks.
- Prepare the required Federal and Kansas payroll reports.
- Make ethical decisions incorporating the standards of the profession.