Professional Studies AS – Business Administration – Accounting Option

Code: AS.PS.BUS.ACCT

The Associate in Science (AS) Degree, Accounting Option is designed for students seeking a career in the accounting field. This AS provides a solid foundation for transfer to a senior institution for higher-level study. The Degree offers an integration of accounting, business and liberal arts courses needed to enhance critical thinking, analytical, decision-making and communication skills required by contemporary accountants.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply GAAP to the recording and reporting of business transactions.
  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Identify the importance of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and identify the responsibilities and requirements of ethical behavior incumbent upon management and the outside auditors.
  • Demonstrate computer competency in business applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software.
  • Use financial information to perform managerial decision making.
  • Present ideas in writing in an effective manner for a professional audience.
  • Present ideas orally in an effective manner for a professional audience.

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

  Mathematics Elective*†  3-4
BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

ECO-102Principles of Microeconomics

3

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Second Semester

  Humanities Electives* 6
ACC-110Financial Accounting

3

BUS-201Marketing Principles

3

ECO-202Intermediate Microeconomics

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Third Semester

  Business Elective‡  3
  Humanities Electives* 6
  Natural Science Elective* 4
ACC-210Managerial Accounting

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

  Humanities Elective* 3
  Natural Science Elective* 4
  General Education Elective* 3
  or  
  Free Elective‡‡ 3
  Free Elective‡‡ 3

ACC-202Intermediate Accounting I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

General Education Requirements

Communication

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Humanities Electives*

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science Course:

ECO-202Intermediate Microeconomics

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

  Mathematics*† 3-4
  Natural Science Electives* 8
Total Credit Hours:11-12

Additional General Education Elective

If needed to reach the Foundation minimum of 30-32 credits, take one course from the BCC General Education course list. If an additional course is not needed for that purpose, then the student must take a 3-credit free elective.

Total Credit Hours:0-3

Total Credit Hours: 30-32

Program Support Requirements

Three general education courses (9 cr.) selected from the following fields, with no more than two courses in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:9

Social Science Course:

ECO-202Intermediate Microeconomics

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 12

Program Requirements

  Business Elective‡   3
ACC-110Financial Accounting

3

ACC-210Managerial Accounting

3

ACC-202Intermediate Accounting I

3

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

BUS-201Marketing Principles

3

Total Credit Hours: 18

Free Electives

Total Credit Hours: 3-6

Total Credit Hours: 64-66

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Elective.

†General Education Elective in Mathematics – before selecting your Mathematics elective, check the requirements of the schools you are considering for transfer. If you are uncertain about where you plan to transfer, the following courses are transferable to business programs at a number of local colleges: MAT-150, MAT-155, MAT-180, or MAT-223.

BUS-207 or INF-101.

‡‡Recommended: IST-123 Success 101 or WEX-101 (2 cr.) and a WEX experience course (1 cr.): WEX-111, WEX-114, WEX-115, WEX-116, or WEX-118.