Accounting AAS

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 60 credits

About this program
This major provides the knowledge and skills necessary to examine, analyze, interpret and correct accounting data for the purpose of preparing financial statements, budgets, forecast accounting reports, payroll reports and individual state and federal income tax returns. Computerized accounting concepts are included in this area of study.
Program outcomes
  1. Demonstrate application of a variety of software programs including integrated accounting software.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the American legal system and how it relates to the world of business.
  3. Apply accounting theory to service and merchandising organizations.
  4. Apply managerial accounting principles.
  5. Calculate payroll, maintain records and prepare reports in compliance with state and federal requirements.
  6. Apply accounting theory to corporate organizations.
  7. Apply the Internal Revenue Code as it relates to individual income taxes.
  8. Demonstrate effective communications.
  9. Demonstrate critical thinking.
  10. Demonstrate effective use of technology.
  11. Demonstrate the ability to prepare financial statements.
  12. Demonstrate personal, social and ethical responsibility.
  13. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret financial statements.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
39 Required courses
15 Restricted electives in courses
6 Restricted electives in course types
60 Total

Fall Start

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1101 Payroll 3
ACCT1120 Business Law 3
ACCT1124 Spreadsheet Applications 3
ACCT2210 Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT2211 Financial Accounting I 3
ACCT2212 Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT2218 QuickBooks 2
ACCT2219 Microsoft Dynamics - GP 2
ACCT2255 Income Tax-Individual 3
ACCT2616 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT2618 Intermediate Accounting II 3
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3
PDEV1102 Contemporary Career Search 1

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ECON2210 Macroeconomics 3
ECON2222 Microeconomics 3

9 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ACCT2256 Income Tax-Business 3
ACCT2630 Fund/Nonprofit Accounting 3
ACCT2640 Accounting Internship 1 - 4
BUS2204 Principles of Management 3
BUS2206 Principles of Marketing 3
HRES1122 Human Resource Management 3
HRES1130 Benefits Administration 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
CPTR1104 Introduction to Computer Technology 3
MIS1100 Business Computers 3

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
39 Required courses
15 Restricted electives in courses
6 Restricted electives in course types
60 Total

Spring Start

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1101 Payroll 3
ACCT1120 Business Law 3
ACCT1124 Spreadsheet Applications 3
ACCT2210 Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT2211 Financial Accounting I 3
ACCT2212 Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT2218 QuickBooks 2
ACCT2219 Microsoft Dynamics - GP 2
ACCT2255 Income Tax-Individual 3
ACCT2616 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT2618 Intermediate Accounting II 3
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3
PDEV1102 Contemporary Career Search 1

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ECON2210 Macroeconomics 3
ECON2222 Microeconomics 3

9 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ACCT2256 Income Tax-Business 3
ACCT2630 Fund/Nonprofit Accounting 3
ACCT2640 Accounting Internship 1 - 4
BUS2204 Principles of Management 3
BUS2206 Principles of Marketing 3
HRES1122 Human Resource Management 3
HRES1130 Benefits Administration 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
CPTR1104 Introduction to Computer Technology 3
MIS1100 Business Computers 3

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals
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1st Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1101 Payroll 3
ACCT1120 Business Law 3
ACCT2211 Financial Accounting I 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
CPTR1104 Introduction to Computer Technology 3
MIS1100 Business Computers 3

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1124 Spreadsheet Applications 3
ACCT2212 Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT2218 QuickBooks 2
PDEV1102 Contemporary Career Search 1

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ECON2210 Macroeconomics 3
ECON2222 Microeconomics 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT2210 Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT2219 Microsoft Dynamics - GP 2
ACCT2255 Income Tax-Individual 3
ACCT2616 Intermediate Accounting I 3
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3

2nd Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT2618 Intermediate Accounting II 3

9 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ACCT2256 Income Tax-Business 3
ACCT2630 Fund/Nonprofit Accounting 3
ACCT2640 Accounting Internship 1 - 4
BUS2204 Principles of Management 3
BUS2206 Principles of Marketing 3
HRES1122 Human Resource Management 3
HRES1130 Benefits Administration 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

PDF downloads:

1st Fall Term - 9 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1101 Payroll 3
ACCT2211 Financial Accounting I 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
CPTR1104 Introduction to Computer Technology 3
MIS1100 Business Computers 3

1st Spring Term - 9 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT2212 Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT2218 QuickBooks 2
ENGL1101 College Writing 3
PDEV1102 Contemporary Career Search 1

2nd Fall Term - 11 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1124 Spreadsheet Applications 3
ACCT2219 Microsoft Dynamics - GP 2
ACCT2616 Intermediate Accounting I 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ECON2210 Macroeconomics 3
ECON2222 Microeconomics 3

2nd Spring Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT2255 Income Tax-Individual 3
ACCT2618 Intermediate Accounting II 3
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

3rd Fall Term - 10 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1120 Business Law 3
ACCT2210 Managerial Accounting 4

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

3rd Spring Term - 9 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits

9 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ACCT2256 Income Tax-Business 3
ACCT2630 Fund/Nonprofit Accounting 3
ACCT2640 Accounting Internship 1 - 4
BUS2204 Principles of Management 3
BUS2206 Principles of Marketing 3
HRES1122 Human Resource Management 3
HRES1130 Benefits Administration 3

PDF downloads:

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1120 Business Law 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
CPTR1104 Introduction to Computer Technology 3
MIS1100 Business Computers 3

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Fall Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1101 Payroll 3
ACCT1124 Spreadsheet Applications 3
ACCT2211 Financial Accounting I 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ECON2210 Macroeconomics 3
ECON2222 Microeconomics 3

2nd Spring Term - 11 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT2212 Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT2218 QuickBooks 2
ACCT2255 Income Tax-Individual 3
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3

3rd Fall Term - 10 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT2210 Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT2219 Microsoft Dynamics - GP 2
ACCT2616 Intermediate Accounting I 3
PDEV1102 Contemporary Career Search 1

3rd Spring Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT2618 Intermediate Accounting II 3

9 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ACCT2256 Income Tax-Business 3
ACCT2630 Fund/Nonprofit Accounting 3
ACCT2640 Accounting Internship 1 - 4
BUS2204 Principles of Management 3
BUS2206 Principles of Marketing 3
HRES1122 Human Resource Management 3
HRES1130 Benefits Administration 3

PDF downloads:

1st Spring Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1120 Business Law 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
CPTR1104 Introduction to Computer Technology 3
MIS1100 Business Computers 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Fall Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1101 Payroll 3
ACCT2211 Financial Accounting I 3
ACCT2255 Income Tax-Individual 3
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3

2nd Spring Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1124 Spreadsheet Applications 3
ACCT2212 Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT2218 QuickBooks 2
PDEV1102 Contemporary Career Search 1

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ECON2210 Macroeconomics 3
ECON2222 Microeconomics 3

3rd Fall Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT2210 Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT2219 Microsoft Dynamics - GP 2
ACCT2616 Intermediate Accounting I 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

3rd Spring Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT2618 Intermediate Accounting II 3

9 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ACCT2256 Income Tax-Business 3
ACCT2630 Fund/Nonprofit Accounting 3
ACCT2640 Accounting Internship 1 - 4
BUS2204 Principles of Management 3
BUS2206 Principles of Marketing 3
HRES1122 Human Resource Management 3
HRES1130 Benefits Administration 3