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Accounting Specialist • Associate in Applied Science

Occupational Program

Colleague Code: AAS.ACC

Curriculum Code: ACC  201

Program Information:

The Accounting Specialist degree prepares graduates for employment as bookkeepers, accounting assistants, accounts receivable clerks, payroll clerks, business office managers and bank tellers.  In addition to mastering the fundamentals of business, students learn to prepare and analyze financial statements, accounting reports and business reports.  Students also develop their technological skills using both computerized accounting software and spreadsheet programs. 

  • This applied science program of study must be taken in its entirety to meet degree requirements.

For Program Information Contact:

Social Science and Business Department at 217-786-2414 or 217-786-2391 or see a Student Success Coach.

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester:

ACC 103Financial Accounting

4

BUS 121Introduction to Business

3

CSC 105Computer Applications and Concepts

3

EGL 101Composition I

3

Social Science Selection

3

Second Semester:

ACC 104Managerial Accounting

3

CAS 140Spreadsheet Applications - MS Excel

3

General Education Science Selection

4

Mathematics Selection

3-5

Third Semester:

ACC 105Computerized Accounting Applications

3

ACC 201Intermediate Accounting I

3

BUS 101Business Law I

3

BUS 204Management

3

 

ECO 131Principles of Economics I (Microeconomics)

3

OR

ECO 132Principles of Economics II (Macroeconomics)

3

Fourth Semester:

ACC 110Federal Income Tax

3

BUS 102Business Law II

3

CAS 150Database Applications - MS Access

3

CWE 101Cooperative Education Work Experience

.5 - 3

Program Support Course Selection

Course Requirements:

Required General Education Courses

Please see your Student Success Coach for course planning.

EGL 101Composition I

3

CMN 101Public Speaking Fundamentals

3

 

ECO 131Principles of Economics I (Microeconomics)

3

OR

ECO 132Principles of Economics II (Macroeconomics)

3

 

Mathematics Selection

3-5

General Education Science Selection

4

Social Science Selection

3

Total Credit Hours:19-21

Required Program Courses

ACC 103Financial Accounting

4

ACC 104Managerial Accounting

3

ACC 105Computerized Accounting Applications

3

ACC 110Federal Income Tax

3

ACC 201Intermediate Accounting I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Required Program Support Courses

BUS 101Business Law I

3

BUS 102Business Law II

3

BUS 121Introduction to Business

3

BUS 204Management

3

CAS 140Spreadsheet Applications - MS Excel

3

CAS 150Database Applications - MS Access

3

CSC 105Computer Applications and Concepts

3

CWE 101Cooperative Education Work Experience

.5 - 3

Total Credit Hours:22-24

* Note: Students must take a minimum of 1 credit hour of CWE 101

Program Support Courses (choose 3 credits)

ACC 202Intermediate Accounting II

3

CAS 130Word Processing Applications - MS Word

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 60-64