Associate of Science in Accounting

 

Effective May 20, 2012, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Sioux Falls Campus.

An increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and regulations, and increased scrutiny of company finances will spur the job growth of accountants and auditors. Increasingly, accountants also are assuming the role of a personal financial advisor. In response to market demand, these financial specialists will offer more financial management and consulting services as they take on a greater advisory role. In addition to openings resulting from growth (projected at 18 to 26 percent through 2014), the need to replace accountants and auditors who retire or transfer to other occupations will produce numerous job openings.

The Associate of Science in Accounting (ASACC) degree program is designed to equip graduates with a variety of basic accounting skills that will be useful in an entry level accounting position. The curriculum provides students with an opportunity to develop intellectual, interpersonal and communication skills needed to succeed in the business world.

The ASACC program prepares the student to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of the functional areas of accounting
  • Apply business skills and analytical problem-solving to support organizational objectives

The Associate of Science in Accounting (ASACC) is designed to prepare graduates for an entry level or generalist career in accounting. Students will develop proficiency in foundational accounting and business practices.

ASACC program competencies:

  • Identify and resolve accounting issues ethically
  • Analyze accounts for a small to medium-side organization
  • Prepare financial statements for business according to US GAAP; and use accounting tools for decision making.
  • Employ tools, principles, and techniques of continuous process improvement in order to achieve quality and excellence in the workplace.
  • Apply appropriate concepts and principles of finance, accounting, and statistics to make effective decisions.

Degree Requirements

Courses: General Education

COMS203Speech Communications

4.5

ECON210Principles of Macroeconomics

4.5

ECON212Principles of Microeconomics

4.5

ENGL101Composition and Critical Thinking

4.5

ENGL103Composition: Writing and Research

4.5

 

GOVT201American Government and Public Affairs

4.5

or

HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century

4.5

 

MATH102Introduction to College Math

4.5

MATH106Algebra for Business

4.5

PSYC102Introductory Psychology

4.5

SCI101Introduction to the Sciences

4.5

SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course

1.5

SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability

4.5

SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course

1.5

 

UNIV104Academic and Career Success

4.5

or

HUMNELEHumanities Elective

4.5

Total Credit Hours:57

Courses: Core

IT254Spreadsheet Applications

4

MGM255Management Fundamentals

4

MGMT235Business Law I

4

 

UNIV201Career Planning and Management

4

or

MGMT215Management in Film

4

 

ACCT201Accounting I

4

ACCT202Accounting II

4

ACCT203Accounting III

4

ACCT210Computerized Accounting

4

ACCT225Introduction to Tax

4

Total Credit Hours:36

Total Credit Hours: 93

Accounting courses at CTU align to the educational standards of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The student who meets the unique requirements of the State Board of Accounting in their state’s Application for CPA Licensure is qualified to sit for the CPA exam.

Locations

  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Virtual Campus