Associate in Science Degree Accounting


This curriculum is designed to prepare the student for employment in the field of general bookkeeping and accounting. A graduate from this program should be equipped to meet the demands of any organization requiring skills in general accounting, cost accounting and analysis of financial information.

To earn an Associate Degree students must complete:

  1. all major course requirements with a grade of C or better
  2. Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements
  3. the cultural diversity and reading requirements
  4. any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units and
  5. have a minimum GPA of 2.0. At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a Baccalaureate Degree. For information on specific university requirements, please consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center.
Required courses are listed in suggested sequence (33 units):
ACCT 101 CFinancial Accounting5
CIS 111 CComputer Information Systems3
ACCT 102 CManagerial Accounting5
ACCT 190 C Accounting Systems Design and Applications3
MGT 111 CBusiness Communications3
or MGT 211 C Writing for Business
ECON 105 CPrinciples of Economics-Micro 13
or ECON 105HC Honors Principles of Economics
or ECON 110 C Survey of Economics
ACCT 201 CIntermediate Accounting3
ACCT 011 CPayroll Accounting2
ACCT 202 CCost Accounting3
ACCT 204 C Accounting - Government and Nonprofit Entities3
Total Units33