Accounting, AAS

The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program provides specialized education for various entry-level positions in the accounting profession. The program is designed for easy transfer into the bachelor’s degree program in accounting.

Graduates of this program may find employment as accounting technicians, payroll clerks, bookkeepers or clerical assistants in business, government, or nonprofit organizations. With experience, the graduate may also qualify for more advanced positions, such as payroll supervisor, or tax specialist.

Students with a career interest in becoming a CPA should consult with their student services advisor or the dean of the college to understand the specific State Board of Accountancy requirements to sit for the CPA exam.

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Critically apply generally accepted accounting principles to support organizational decisions.
  • Use current accounting technologies in support of organizational operations.
  • Explain the leadership skills required to achieve strategic accounting objectives.
  • Explain appropriate ethical perspectives in a global business environment.
  • Effectively communicate in a professional business setting.
  • Productively collaborate in a professional business setting.

Accounting: Associate of Applied Science Degree Requirements

90 Credits

Accounting Major Core (33)

AC1060Principles of Accounting I

4.5

AC1160Principles of Accounting II

4.5

AC1260Principles of Accounting III

4.5

AC2050Accounting Software Applications

4.5

AC3050Intermediate Accounting I

4.5

AC3100Intermediate Accounting II

4.5

AC3150Intermediate Accounting III

4.5

AC3170Accounting Topics and Issues

1.5

Support Core (13.5)

FN3000Business Finance I

4.5

MT1050Introduction to Business

4.5

MT2050Principles of Management

4.5

Business/Accounting/CI Electives (4.5)

Business electives include EC, FN, LA, MG, MT, OL, or OM courses.

General Education Core (39)

Communications

EN1150Composition I

4.5

EN1300Composition II

4.5

 

EN2100Speech

4.5

OR

EN2150Interpersonal Professional Communication

4.5

Science

SCScience Elective

4.5

Mathematics

MA1500Intermediate Algebra

4.5

OR

MA2050College Algebra

4.5

Humanities/Behavioral/Social Science

Humanities/Behavioral/Social Science Elective

4.5

 

General Education

CS1201Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success!

5

OR

CS1203Bridge to Success: Creating Your Future at NAU

5

 

CS1301Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success

5

CS2086Career Path Planning

2

Graduation Requirements: A minimum 2.0 GPA is required overall and in the Accounting Major Core. See the "Graduation Requirements" section of the catalog for additional requirements.

Note:  Students with a career interest in becoming a CPA should consult with their advisor or the dean to understand the specific State Board of Accountancy requirements to sit for the CPA exam.

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