Accounting (AAS)

Program Description

The Accounting associate degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for a variety of careers in accounting in today's technology-driven workplaces. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Program graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting.

Program Details

  • Major Code: AC13
  • Award Level: Degree
  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 5 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 64

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Program Courses Credits
First Term
ENGL 1101—Composition and Rhetoric 3
COMP 1000--Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
BUSN 1440—Document Production* 4
MATH 1103--Quantitative Skills and Reasoning 3
Second Term
ACCT 1100—Financial Accounting I 4
ACCT 1120--Spreadsheet Applications 4
ACCT 1125--Individual Tax Accounting 3
Accounting elective (Required) 3
Third Term
ACCT 1105—Financial Accounting II 4
ACCT 1115—Computerized Accounting 3
ACCT 1130—Payroll Accounting 3
Elective 3
Fourth Term
Social/Behavioral Sciences elective—Choose one:  (Required) 3
ECON 1101, PSYC 1101, SOCI 1101, POLS 1101, OR HIST 2111
Humanities/Fine Arts elective—Choose one:  (Required) 3
HUMN 1101, MUSC 1101, ARTS 1101, ENGL 2130, OR THEA 1101
ACCT 2000--Managerial Accounting 3
Fifth Term
General Core elective:  (Required) 3
Choose one non-repetitive course from Area I, II, III, or IV
Accounting elective (Required) 3
Electives 6
Accounting Electives
ACCT 2100—Accounting Internship I 4
ACCT 2105—Accounting Internship II 8
ACCT 2110—Accounting Simulation 3
ACCT 2115—Bookkeeper Certification Review 3
ACCT 2120—Business Tax Accounting 3
ACCT 2125—Capstone Review Course of Accounting Principles 3
ACCT 2135—Intro to Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting 3
ACCT 2140—Legal Environment of Business 3
ACCT 2145—Personal Finance 3
ACCT 2150—Principles of Auditing 3
ACCT 2155—Principles of Fraud Examination 3
ACCT 2250—Representation and Specialized Returns 3
Electives not specified as Accounting Electives should be chosen from any
advisor-approved category.

* Students enrolling in BUSN 1440 are required to take a typing test indicating the ability to key at least 25 words per minute accurately, or successfully pass BUSN 1100 with grade of C or better.

What Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Do

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks produce financial records for organizations. They record financial transactions, update statements, and check financial records for accuracy.

Work Environment

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks work in offices, and may do site visits. About 1 in 4 worked part time in 2012.

How to Become a Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk

Most bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks need a high school diploma, and they usually learn some of their skills on the job. They must have basic math and computer skills, including knowledge of spreadsheets and bookkeeping software.


The median annual wage for bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks was $35,170 in May 2012.

Job Outlook

Employment of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks is projected to grow 11 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As the number of organizations increases and financial regulations become stricter, there will be greater demand for these workers to maintain books and provide accounting services.

Similar Occupations

Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks with similar occupations.


For more information, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Program Advisor
Dr. Curtis Crocker
Program Coordinator

Kwabena Banahene

Career and Academic Planning
Breanna Sidney
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107