Associate Degree in Accounting

This program is designed to serve both the student who wishes to acquire the requisite skills to pursue a career in accounting upon graduation or improve present skills, and for the student who wishes to transfer to a four-year college. Students intending to transfer should meet with the Coordinator of the Accounting program for advising.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Organize, analyze, and interpret numerical data through knowledge and comprehension of accounting concepts and principles.
  2. Identify, gather, measure summarize, verify, analyze, and interpret useful financial and non-financial data.
  3. Identify and solve unstructured problems in unfamiliar setting and exercise judgment based on facts.
  4. Communicate through development of proficiency in oral/written/electronic communication skills and the development of the ability to explain financial data to others.
  5. Demonstrate leadership skill through the development of the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team, including organization, control, and assessment of group-based work, and provide leadership when appropriate.
  6. Apply current technology including the ability to use spreadsheet software to analyze business problems, communicate using work processing and presentation software, develop accounting information using general ledger software, access information via internet, and understand information integrity and security issues.
  7. Develop a professional orientation through awareness of legal, regulatory, and ethical issues facing the profession, awareness of global financial practices, and understanding the methods for creating and managing change in organizations.

Graduation Checklist

Accounting Degree – Graduation Checklist

A Graduation Checklist is a printable list of course requirements you will use when you meet with your academic advisor each semester.  The checklist helps you keep track of your progress from when you first enter MxCC to when you are ready to graduate.

Accounting Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements for Transfer Programs (32 credits)
Aesthetic Dimensions Elective 3
Historical Knowledge Elective 3
Oral Communication BMG*204: Managerial Communications 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*168: Elementary Statistics and Probability 4
Scientific Knowledge Elective –WITH LAB 4
Scientific Reasoning PSY*111: General Psychology I 3
Social Phenomena (1 of 2) ECN*101: Macroeconomics 3
Social Phenomena (2 of 2) ECN*102: Microeconomics 3
Written Communication (1 of 2) ENG*101: Composition 3
Written Communication (2 of 2) Elective 3
Program Requirements (32 credits)
Program Requirement ACC*115: Financial Accounting 4
Program Requirement ACC*118: Managerial Accounting 4
Program Requirement ACC*271: Intermediate Accounting I 3
Program Requirement ACC*272: Intermediate Accounting II 3
Program Requirement BBG*231: Business Law I
OR BBG*234: Legal Environment of Business
Program Requirement BFN*201:   Principles of Finance
OR CSA*135: Spreadsheet Applications
Program Requirement BMG*202: Principles of Management 3
Program Requirement BMK*201: Principles of Marketing 3
Program Requirement Computer Course Elective (Choose One):
CSC*101: Introduction to Computers
CSA*135: Spreadsheet Applications
CSA*140: Database Applications
CST*201: Introduction to Management Information Systems
Open Elective 3