Associate of Science in Accounting

General

Program Description

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This program meets a substantial portion of the 24-unit Accounting course requirement to take the California CPA exam. It is intended primarily for students possessing a bachelor’s degree or foreign university equivalent. In addition, completion of this certificate is helpful in securing entry-level accounting positions in business and industry such as Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk, General Ledger Clerk, or Bookkeeper. CPA EXAM AND LICENSURE: Please contact the California Board of Accountancy.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Prepare a set of basic financial statements.
  • Calculate and analyze common ratios and numerical relationships that are produced through the accounting cycle.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in processing the accounting cycle for a business.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in communicating financial information in the subject area.
  • Present an oral presentation in the designated subject area.

Required Courses:

  • ACCT 1A FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 4 Units
  • ACCT 1B MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 4 Units *
  • or
  • ACCT 203 COST ACCOUNTING 3 Units *
  • ACCT 202A INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I 3 Units *
  • ACCT 202B INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II 3 Units *
  • ACCT 216 INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX 4 Units *
  • ACCT 217 PARTNERSHIP AND CORPORATE TAXATION 3 Units *
  • ACCT 275 AUDITING 3 Units *
  • BUS 13 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT AND BUSINESS LAW 3 Units
saddlebackTotal Units for the Major: 26-27

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Last updated November 2017

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