Accounting, Associate in Arts

Program Code: 0210


This is an example course sequence for students interested in pursuing Accounting. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an Associate in Arts degree. Students completing the below pathway can also earn the Accounting Clerk Basic Certificate by taking BUSINES 284 Business Communications as an additional course.

An Associate in Arts degree with a concentration in accounting provides students with theoretical and practical skills needed for academic advancement and industry employment within the financial services industry and the general business and professional services area. Specifically, this program is targeting current employees working in the financial sector or students interested in obtaining an entry-level position within the accounting industry.

At least one course must satisfy the Human Diversity (HD) requirement.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
Select one of the following: 4
College Algebra 1  
Calculus For Business & Social Sciences 1  
Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 1  
ECON 201 Principles Of Economics I 1 3
BUSINES 111 Introduction To Business 2,3 3
Fine Arts & Humanities course 1 3
Semester 2
ENGLISH 102 Composition 1 3
SPEECH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 1 3
BUSINES 181 Financial Accounting 2,3 4
BUSINES 213 Data Visualization and Presentation for Business 2,3 3
ECON 202 Principles Of Economics II 1 3
Semester 3
BUSINES 182 Managerial Accounting 2,3 4
Physical Sciences course 1 4
Humanities course 1 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences course 1 3
Semester 4
BUSINES 183 Payroll Accounting 2,3 3
BUSINES 250 Computerized Accounting Systems 2,3 3
Life Sciences course 1 3
Fine Arts course 1 3
Pathway Elective 2,3 3
 Total Hours61

General Education Requirement


Pathway Elective


Requirement for in Accounting Clerk Basic Certificate, along with BUSINES 284 Business Communicationsas an additional course

Pathway Elective

BUSINES 203Intro Cost Accounting3
BUSINES 208Federal Income Tax3
BUSINES 211Business Law I3
BUSINES 214The Legal & Social Environment of Business3
BUSINES 215Corporate and Entity Federal Income Tax3
BUSINES 217Nonprofit Accounting3

Recommended electives may vary by transfer institution. Choose your courses with your College Advisor.

Institution-specific transfer guides and agreements can be found on CCC's transfer site.