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 by Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements 24 -27 Credits
+ ENG*101 Composition 3
+ English or Communications Elective 3
Mathematics Electives ++ 6-8
Fine Arts Elective 3
+ ECN*102 Principles of Microeconomics 3
+ ECN*101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Science Elective 3-4
Accounting Program Requirements 14 Credits
+ ACC*115 Financial Accounting 4
+ ACC*118 Managerial Accounting 4
+ ACC*271 Intermediate Accounting I 3
+ ACC*272 Intermediate Accounting II 3
Other Business Requirements 18 Credits
+ BMG*202 Principles of Management 3
+ BMK*201 Principles of Marketing 3
+ BBG*231 Business Law I or +BBG*234 Legal Environment of Business 3
+ BMG*204 Managerial Communications 3
Computer Course Elective (CSC*101, CSA*135, CSA*140, or CST*201) 3
+ BFN*201 Principles of Finance or CSA*135 Spreadsheet Applications 3
Open Electives 6 Credits
Total credits:
62-65

Accounting by Semester

Full-time students should follow the four-semester sequence listed below in order to graduate from this program in two years.

First Semester (Fall) 16-17 Credits
+ ENG*101 Composition 3
Mathematics Elective ++ 3-4
+ ACC*115 Financial Accounting 4
Computer Course Elective (CSC*101, CSA*135, CSA*240, or CST*201) 3
+ BMG*202 Principles of Management 3
Second Semester (Spring) 16-17 Credits
+ English or Communications Elective 3
+ ACC*118 Managerial Accounting 4
Mathematics Elective ++ 3-4
+ BMK*201 Principles of Marketing 3
Fine Arts Elective 3
Third Semester (Fall) 15-16 Credits
+ ACC*271 Intermediate Accounting I 3
+ ECN*102 Principles of Microeconomics 3
+ BBG*231 Business Law I or + BFN*201 Principles of Finance or + BBG*234 Legal Environment of Business 3
Science Elective 3-4
Open Elective 3
Fourth Semester 15 Credits
+ ACC*272 Intermediate Accounting II 3
+ ECN*101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
+ BFN*201 Principles of Finance or CSA*135 Spreadsheet Applications 3
+ BMG*204 Managerial Communications 3
Open Elective 3
Total Credits:
62-65

 


Notes: + These courses have aprerequisite. ++ Placement testing isrequired. MAT*137 or higher. Open Electives should be chosen after consultation with an Accounting faculty advisor.