Accounting Associate In Science

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The Accounting curriculum is continuously evaluated, modified and improved to remain current with ever-changing rules, laws, and technology. The accounting program focuses on providing the student with the accounting skills needed to meet current job requirements as well as the necessary analytical skills needed to be successful in business. The Accounting degree provides a foundation in economics, law, management, finance, and information technologies.

Accounting graduates are prepared for employment in entry-level accounting/bookkeeping positions or can transfer to a four-year institution in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Accounting careers include public accounting, private industry accounting, government and non-profit accounting, international accounting, financial analysis, credit analysis, cost accounting, tax accounting, consulting, advising, auditing and forensic accounting among many other possibilities. There are a variety of exciting, challenging and rewarding career opportunities for those with an accounting degree.

The Accounting degree transfers to many four-year colleges. The Accounting program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) which supports transfers to many four year institutions.

Requirements

Technical Standards
Students should be able communicate effectively using written and oral communication skills, possess good analytical skills, understand and practice ethical behavior, be comfortable using computers and computer application software, be able to sit and concentrate for extended periods of time and be comfortable with fundamental mathematics.

Transfer Credit Policy
In addition to Great Bay transfer credit policies, transfer of courses in accounting more than ten years old will be evaluated by the program coordinator on an individual basis.

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
FYE101 First Year Seminar 1 0 1
Classroom 1, Lab 0, Total 1
ACCT113 Accounting and Financial Reporting I 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
BUS114 Management 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ENGL110 College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
MATH145 Topics in Applied College Mathematics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
CIS156 Computer Applications in Business 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
* Prerequisite: placement in CIS156 or successful completion of CIS110
 
Total Credits 18

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ACCT123 Accounting and Financial Reporting II 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ECON234 Macroeconomics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
MATH225 Probability and Statistics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
English Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Science Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
*A 3-4 credit science elective may be accepted in transfer to fulfill this requirement
 
Total Credits 16

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ACCT213 Cost Accounting I 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ACCT243 Federal Income Taxes-Individual 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ACCT223 Intermediate Accounting I 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
BUS211 Business Law 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ECON235 Microeconomics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
MKTG125 Principles of Marketing 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 18

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ACCT215 Cost Accounting II 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ACCT233 Intermediate Accounting II 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ACCT216 Software Systems Applications 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
BUS221 Business Finance 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 15

Total Overall Credits : 67

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