Associate in Applied Science

Accounting Technician AAS

Program

The Accounting Technician program is designed to develop proficiencies and skills necessary to obtain entry-level employment in bookkeeping and accounting career paths. Jobs are available in corporate offices, industrial plants, mortgage and commercial banks, investment firms, insurance offices, real estate offices, retailing operations, and in general, any small business.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • IO1 Communication
    Communicate the cumulative effect of business transactions by preparing basic financial statements
  • IO2 Quantitative Reasoning
    Analyze the financial health of a business by interpreting business data obtained from financial statements
  • IO3 Human Relations/Workplace Skills
    Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork and/or workplace specific skills related to human relations.
  • PO4 Record business transactions in traditional accounting journals by using common accounting practices (GAAP-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles)
  • PO5 Record, classify, and summarize business transactions by using current accounting software
  • PO6 Demonstrate an understanding of concepts and terminology related to operating in a business environment by completing various business-related projects and exams

The following schedule of courses is the recommended program for completing this degree. See a program advisor for substitute courses.

First Year

Fall Quarter 

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
16

Spring Quarter 

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
15

Winter Quarter 

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
14

^Students who have had accounting and/or typing in high school and can demonstrate proficiency may replace these courses with other business electives with advisor approval

Total Credits
90