Accounting Associate in Science Degree

PROGRAM CODE: 1S03761

The Accounting Associate in Science Degree is designed to prepare the student for employment in the field of bookkeeping and general 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) social justice, equity, and sustainability 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. This degree requires 38 units in the major in addition to other graduation requirements.

Required courses are listed in suggested sequence (38 units):
ACCT 101 CFinancial Accounting5
ACCT 102 CManagerial Accounting5
ACCT 107 C Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks3
CIS 111 CComputer Information Systems3
CIS 132 CSpreadsheet-Excel for Windows4
BUS 111 CBusiness Communications3
or BUS 211 C Writing for Business
ECON 105 CPrinciples of Economics-Micro3
or ECON 105HC Honors Princ of Econ - Micro
or ECON 110 C Survey of Economics
ACCT 201 CIntermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 202 CCost Accounting3
ACCT 205 CEthics in Accounting3
CIS 170 CIntroduction to Data Analytics3
Total Units38

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Outcome 1: The mission of the AS Accounting degree is to provide a strong foundation in accounting for students interested in the AS Accounting degree with an education that will enable them to attain successful employment in the field of accounting. The 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.


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