Aug 05, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

Accounting, AAS

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Additional information available on the Accounting Department website.

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Graduates of this program are prepared to enter an accounting career. Accountants work for business, industry, and various governmental agencies.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Accounting program, students should be able to:

  • Perform each of the eight steps of the Accounting Cycle
  • Apply basic Managerial Accounting concepts, including costing systems, budgets, and cost-volume-profit analysis
  • Apply ethical principles to solve Accounting dilemmas
  • Perform basic Accounting functions using Excel
  • Use QuickBooks in a business setting
  • Process payroll manually
  • Analyze individual taxpayer scenarios in order to prepare Income Tax returns, using the current Internal Revenue Code
  •  Apply basic managerial accounting concepts, including costing systems
  • Communicate Accounting concepts adequately in written format

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 60-61

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