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2018-2019 Catalog Year
Associate of Applied Science

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The accounting degree has been designed to enable students to establish, maintain and manage both manual and automated accounting systems. Students can also develop the necessary competencies to create and analyze information for managerial decision-making situations. In addition to this degree program, students who intend to become full-charge bookkeepers will also need experience in the field.

Salary: $25,600–$37,800 / year (Nevada)

Career Outlook: Above average growth; demand is increasing as regulations for bookkeepers standards and auditing become stricter.

Good To Know: Tax preparation growth is on the decline as tax software becomes more widely used.


The purpose of the AAS Accounting in business is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the current business environment.

Student Outcomes:

  • Articulate and demonstrate personal employment related knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Evaluate the impacts of economic systems and policies
  • Summarize, record, analyze, interpret and communicate accounting and financial information for decision making.
  • Devise, implement and evaluate managerial decisions, actions and outcomes.
  • Apply technology to aid in communications and decision making.
  • Present research, data, analysis and conclusions through written and oral means.
  • Describe the changing landscape of the global market and its impact on the United States.
  • Summarize the impact of social, ethical, legal and diversity issues within contemporary business.
  • Develop business, financial and marketing plans for established and emerging businesses.

A minimum of 60 total credits chosen from the following categories:

Core Business Requirements30 Units (Credits)

ACC 201Financial Accounting3
ACC 202Managerial Accounting3
BUS 101Introduction to Business3
BUS 273Business Law I3
BUS 299Business Capstone3
ECON 102Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 103Principles of Macroeconomics3
IS 101  Introduction to Information Systems3
or IS 201Computer Applications
MGT 201Principles of Management3
MKT 210Marketing Principles3

Accounting Degree Requirements6 Units (Credits)

ACC 203Intermediate Accounting I3
ACC 220  Microcomputer Accounting Systems3
or ACC 223Introduction to QuickBooks

Accounting Electives: Choose 9 units from the following:9 Units (Credits)

ACC 105 Taxation For Individuals3
ACC 180 Payroll & Employee Benefit Accounting3
ACC 204 Intermediate Accounting II3
ACC 220 Microcomputer Accounting Systems3
ACC 223 Introduction to QuickBooks3
ACC 261 Governmental Accounting3
ACC 290 Certified Bookkeeper Course6
ACC 295 Work Experience I3
COT 262 Intermediate Spreadsheets Concepts3
ECON 261* Principles of Statistics I3
ECON 262*Principles of Statistics II3

Students should consult a counselor or instructor for information regarding the sequence of accounting courses.

General Education Requirements15 Units (Credits)

English/Communications Requirement-must include a writing course
BUS 107 and BUS 108 or ENG 101* and ENG 102*
Mathematics Requirement3
Science Requirement3
U.S. and Nevada Constitution Requirement3

Recommended for students who plan to transfer and enroll in a bachelor's degree program.

Suggested Course Sequence

Program Requirements: 60 Credits. Please see a counselor or academic advisor for more information.

1st Year

First Semester: 15 Credits

ACC 201 3
BUS 101 3
BUS 107 or ENG 101 3
ECON 102 3
IS 101 or IS 201 3

Second Semester: 15 Credits

ACC 202 3
BUS 108 or ENG 102 3
BUS 109 3
ECON 103 3
MGT 201 3

2nd Year

Third Semester: 15 Credits

ACC 203 3
Accounting Elective 3
BUS 273 3
MKT 210 3
U.S./Nevada Constitution 3

Fourth Semester: 15 Credits

ACC 220 OR ACC 223 3
Accounting Elective 6
BUS 299 3
Science Requirement 3