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AAS: Accounting

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This two-year program prepares students for immediate and future accounting supervisory positions. The program includes accounting and business skills as well as college transfer and supporting courses designed to strengthen the students' self-assurance and leadership qualities.

Learning Outcomes
  • • Collect, prepare, analyze, and interpret financial information to produce financial reports and schedules.
  • • Design and use models to make critical decisions, and arrive at valid and reliable conclusions using quantitative data appropriately.
  • • Describe and follow GAAP and government regulations, including taxation.
  • • Demonstrate technological proficiency in accounting software, bank reconciliations, journals, and ledgers.

Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior course work. Course work earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this degree with pre-requisites are marked with an asterisk (*). See catalog for more information.

Course Number General  Education/Related Instruction (35 Credits) Credit Hours
BUS124 Excel for Business 5
BUS131* Integrated Communications I 5
either BUS169
or IT101
Using Computers in Business I
Software Applications
either BUS200
or BUS&201
Law and Society
Business Law
BUS210* Business and Economic Statistics 5
BUS236 Interpersonal Communications in the Workplace 5
  US Cultures or Global Studies Elective 5
Course Number Degree Requirements (58 credits) Credit Hours
ACCT110 Introduction to Accounting/Bookkeeping I 5
ACCT131* Quickbooks 5
ACCT&201 Principles of Accounting I 5
ACCT&202* Principles of Accounting II 5
ACCT&203* Principles of Accounting III 5
ACCT255 Individual Income Tax 5
ACCT257* Business Tax Accounting 5
ACCT260 Peachtree 5
ACCT261* Accounting Information Systems 5
ACCT267 Not-For-Profit Financial Management 5
ACCT271* Ethics in Accounting 5
CWE110 Internship 3
Total Credits -- Minimum
Sequence Type
  • • 1st Quarter: ACCT110, BUS169, BUS200 or BUS&201
  • • 2nd Quarter: ACCT131, ACCT&201, BUS124
  • • 3rd Quarter: ACCT&202, ACCT260, BUS131
  • • 4th Quarter: ACCT&203, ACCT257, BUS210
  • • 5th Quarter: ACCT255, ACCT267, BUS236, CWE110
  • • 6th Quarter: ACCT261, ACCT271, US Cultures or Global Studies elective
Elective Groups

Global Studies

These courses are currently approved to fulfill the Global Studies requirement of the AA degree. Please check with your advisor for recommendations and special conditions that may apply.

US Cultures

These courses are currently approved to fulfill US Cultures requirement of the AA degree. Please check with your advisor for recommendations and special conditions that may apply.



What skills do I need to be successful in this field?

What are some potential job titles?

  • Accounting Associate
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Clerk

Wages, employment trends and pathways

NSC Advising Office
(206) 934-3658

Program Contact           

Ronald (Ron) Woods
(206) 934-3790


Effective beginning: Fall 2011 
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting
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