Accounting AAS

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 60 credits

About this program
This program 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 communication.
  9. Demonstrate critical thinking.
  10. Demonstrate effective use of technology.
  11. Prepare financial statements according to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  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
36 Required courses
18 Restricted electives in courses
6 Restricted electives in course types
60 Total

Accounting AAS

Required Courses:

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
ENGL1101 - College Writing 3
PDEV1102 - Contemporary Career Search 1

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
CPTR1104 - Introduction to Computer Technology 3
MIS1100 - Business Computers 3

6 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ACCT2256 - Income Tax-Business 3
ACCT2630 - Fund/Nonprofit Accounting 3
ACCT2640 - Accounting Internship 1 - 4

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ECON2210 - Macroeconomics 3
ECON2222 - Microeconomics 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
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:

Course Credits
COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1140 - Interpersonal Communication 3

6 credits from these course types:

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

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:

Course Credits
CPTR1104 - Introduction to Computer Technology 3
MIS1100 - Business Computers 3

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

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:

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

Course Credits
ACCT2210 - Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT2219 - Microsoft Dynamics - GP 2
ACCT2255 - Income Tax-Individual 3
ACCT2616 - Intermediate Accounting I 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1140 - Interpersonal Communication 3

2nd Spring Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
ACCT2618 - Intermediate Accounting II 3

6 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ACCT2256 - Income Tax-Business 3
ACCT2630 - Fund/Nonprofit Accounting 3
ACCT2640 - Accounting Internship 1 - 4

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
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 Spring Term - 15 credits

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:

Course Credits
CPTR1104 - Introduction to Computer Technology 3
MIS1100 - Business Computers 3

1st Fall Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
ACCT1124 - Spreadsheet Applications 3
ACCT2210 - Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT2212 - Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT2219 - Microsoft Dynamics - GP 2
ACCT2255 - Income Tax-Individual 3

2nd Spring Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
ACCT2218 - QuickBooks 2
ACCT2616 - Intermediate Accounting I 3
PDEV1102 - Contemporary Career Search 1

6 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ACCT2256 - Income Tax-Business 3
ACCT2630 - Fund/Nonprofit Accounting 3
ACCT2640 - Accounting Internship 1 - 4

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ECON2210 - Macroeconomics 3
ECON2222 - Microeconomics 3

2nd Fall Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
ACCT2618 - Intermediate Accounting II 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
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:

Course Credits
COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1140 - Interpersonal Communication 3

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals