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AAS-T: Accounting
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View printer-friendly version The Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree is built upon technical skills for job preparation but also includes college-level general education components common to all the AAS-T degrees. The Accounting AAS-T degree is designed as a transfer program for those interested in an applied baccalaureate degree and, in particular, for students interested in the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in International Business degree program here at North Seattle College.
Learning Outcomes
  • Perform entry-level work to journalize, post transactions and prepare financial statements.
  • Use typical spreadsheet and general ledger software designed for small and medium-sized businesses.
  • Understand and properly report business and individual taxes.
  • Use financial, marketing and/or statistical information to enhance business decisions.
  • Practice within the legal and ethical frameworks of business.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written forms in a business environment.
  • Collaborate with others in ways that effectively contribute to the organization's goals.
  • Use cultural knowledge and understanding to create positive, productive relationships with colleagues, customers and stakeholders.
  • Use current and emerging technologies to evaluate and solve workplace problems through synthesis, research, analysis and presentation.
Prerequisites

Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior coursework. Coursework earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering.

Accounting AAS Prerequisites: None for program. Individual courses may have prerequisites.

Note 1: Advanced placement testing, work experience and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer and advanced placement. Please consult a college advisor and/or the program coordinator.

Note 2: If pursuing a 4-year accounting degree, it may be helpful to complete the AAS-T degree to transfer to the 4-year degree. For these students, we strongly recommend choosing ACCT& 201 and ACCT& 202 rather than ACCT 110 and 120.

Curriculum

Program Requirements

Course Number

General Education/Related Instruction Requirements  (20 credits)

Credit Hours

ENGL&101

English Composition (See Note 1)

5

MATH116

Applications of Math to Management, Life and Social Sciences (See Note 2)

5

(varies)

Five credits from Natural World (See Note 3)

5

(varies)

Five credits from US Cultures or Global Studies

5

 

 

Degree Requirements (70 credits)

 

ACCT&201 or ACCT110

Principles of Accounting I – (Financial Accounting I) (see note 4) or

Intro to Accounting/Bookkeeping I

5

ACCT&202 or ACCT120

Principles of Accounting II – (Financial Accounting II) (see note 5) or

Intro to Accounting/Bookkeeping II

5

ACCT&203

Principles of Accounting III – (Managerial Accounting) (see note 6)

5

ACCT131

QuickBooks (see note 7)

5

ACCT255

Individual Income Tax

5

ACCT257

Business Tax Accounting (see note 8)

5

BUS124

Excel for Business

5

BUS&201

Business Law

5

BUS210

Business and Economic Statistics (see note 9)

5

BUS236

Interpersonal Communications for the Workplace

5

ECON&201

Principles of Economics - Micro (see note 10)

5

ECON&202

Principles of Economics - Macro (see note 11)

5

(varies)

Accounting/Business Electives (See below)

10

Total Credits (excluding prerequisites)

90

Notes:

  1. Must be eligible for ENGL&101 through English Placement Exam, completion of ENGL097/098 or completion of ABE 050.
  2. May substitute MATH&141 or any math class with MATH&141 as a prerequisite.
  3. To transfer to an applied baccalaureate program, a lab course in physical, biological, and/or earth science is required.
  4. Take ACCT&201 if transferring.
  5. ACCT&202 must have ACCT&201 or permission. ACCT120 must have Completion of ACCT110 with 2.0 or higher.
  6. Must have ACCT&202 or instructor permission.
  7. Must have ACCT110 or ACCT&201 or permission.
  8. Must have ACCT&201 or permission.
  9. Must have Math098 or Math116. Transfer Class.
  10. Must have MATH098 or equivalent. ENGL&101 recommended.
  11. Must have MATH098 or by instructor permission; ENGL&101 is recommended.
Total Credits
90
Total Credits -- Minimum
90.00
Sequence

This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the following indicated sequence. However, students may not always proceed through their program of study exactly as prescribed here. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program. Also, in general, Summer Quarter is not considered one of the full-time quarters in the program.

Possible 2-Year Plan for Years 1 and 2 
(Items listed in bold are General Education transfer requirements.)

Year

Fall

Winter

Spring

Freshman

ENGL&101 (Composition I)

5

US Cultures/Global Studies Elective

5

 Natural World Elective

5

BUS 124 (Excel for Business)

5

ACCT & 201/11 0 (Financial I)

5

 ACCT& 202/120 (Financial II)

5

BUS 236 (interpersonal Communication)

5

BUS&201 (Business Law)

5

 ACCT 131(QuickBooks)

5

Sophomore

ECON& 201 (Microeconomics)

5

ECON& 202 (Macroeconomics)

5

 MATH 116 (APPL of Math to MGMT)

5

ACCT& 203 (Managerial Ace!)

5

BUS& 210 (Business Statistics)

5

ACCT255 (INDIV Income Tax)

5

ACCT 257 (Bus Tax Accounting)

5

ACCT/BUS Elective

5

ACCT/BUS Elective

5

 

Total Credits (2 years)

 

 

 

 

90

 

Possible 2-Year Plan for Years 3 and 4 (If student continues to BAS  in International Business)* 
(Items listed in bold are transfer requirements.)

Junior

VLPA (World Language 1)

5

VLPA (World Language 2)

5

IBN 310 (Operations Mgmt)

5

IBN 301 (INT'L. Management)

5

IBN 302 (INTI. Marketing)

5

IBN 350 (INT'L. Bus Practicum)

8

IBN 303 (Ethics)

3

IBN 311 (INT'L. Business Law)

3

MATH& 148 (Bus Calculus

5

IBN 490 (Research Skills)

1

Senior

ENGL&102 (Composition II)

5

CMST& 220 (public speaking)

5

INDIV, Cultures, & SOC Elective

5

IBN 320 (Finance)

5

IBN 402 (Info Systems)

5

IBN 410 (Entrepreneurship)

3

IBN 401 (INT'L Project MGMT)

3

IBN 420 (Business Strategy)

5

CWE 495 (Internship)

9

 

Total Credits (4 years)

 

 

 

 

180

Elective Groups

Accounting/Business Electives Choose 10 credits from the following list.

Note: Not all classes are offered every quarter, and many classes have prerequisites. Refer to the class schedule, the annual forecast, to the department, and to an advisor for efficient planning.

Course

Number

Approved Accounting/Business Electives (See Note 6)

Credit Hours

ACCT251*

Intermediate Accounting I (See Note 1)

5

ACCT252*

Intermediate Accounting II (See Note 2)

5

ACCT256*

Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships (See Note 3)

5

ACCT261*

Accounting Information Systems (See Note 4)

5

ACCT265*

Accounting for Not-For-Profit and Government Entities (See Note 5)

5

ACCT267

Not for Profit Financial Management

5

ACCT268*

Computerized Accounting Simulations (See Note 6)

5

ACCT270*

Cost Accounting (See Note 7)

5

ACCT271*

Ethics in Accounting (See Note 8)

5

ACCT272*

Fraud Examination (See Note 9)

5

ACCT273*

Introduction to Financial Crime (See Note 10)

5

ACCT274*

Forensic Accounting (See Note 11)

5

ACCT275*

Auditing (See Note 12)

5

BUS112

Multi-Cultural Issues in the Workplace

5

BUS114*

Introduction to Marketing (See Note 13)

5

BUS118*

Project Management and Overview (See Note 14)

5

BUS119*

Leadership Management Skills (See Note 15)

5

BUS151

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

5

BUS169

Using Computers in Business

5

BUS186

Sustainable Business

5

BUS215

Introduction to International Business (See Note 16)

5

BUS229*

Project Management Tools, Techniques and Control (See Note 17)

5

BUS&101

Introduction to Business

5

CMST&220*

Public Speaking (See Note 18)

5

Notes:

  1. Must have ACCT&202 or instructor permission.
  2. Must have ACCT&202 or ACCT251 or instructor permission.
  3. Must have ACCT&202 and ACCT255 or instructor permission.
  4. Must have ACCT101 or ACCT&201.
  5. Must have ACCT&201 and ACCT&202 or instructor permission.
  6. Must have ACCT110 or ACCT& 201.
  7. Must have ACCT&203 or permission.
  8. Must have ACCT&202.
  9. Must have ACCT200, prior accounting course, or instructor permission.
  10. Must have ACCT200, prior accounting course, or instructor permission.
  11. Must have ACCT200, prior accounting course, or instructor permission.
  12. Must have ACCT252 or instructor permission.
  13. Must be eligible for ENGL&101 through English Placement Exam or completion of ENGL097/098 or completion of ABE 050.
  14. Must have BUS169 or BUS236.
  15. Must have BUS169 or BUS236.
  16. BUS&101 or prior business experience is recommended. May be taken for economics credit as ECON 215.
  17. Must have BUS169 or BUS236.
  18. Must have placement into ENGL&101.
Notes

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

What are some potential job titles?

  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Business Manager
  • Accounting Clerk (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Billing, Payroll, etc.
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Manager
  • Financials Manager

Wages, employment trends and pathways

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-3031.00#WagesEmployment

https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-2011.01#WagesEmployment

NSC Advising Office
(206) 934-3658 
northseattle.edu/advising

Program Contacts

Joe Smith
joseph.smith@seattlecolleges.edu
(206) 934-3730

Marla Lockhart
marla.lockhart@seattlecolleges.edu
(206) 934-3730

Program Website

northseattle.edu/accounting

Effective beginning: Fall 2014 
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting-Transfer (AAS-T) degree 
52.03 / 505

Degree Type
AAS - T