Academic Catalogs

Accounting, Associate of Science Degree

Financial Aid Eligible
See individual concentrations for Banner Code and Control Number.

The Accounting program consists of three options that will prepare an individual for preparation in the accounting field as bookkeepers, junior accountants, or tax practitioners.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Accumulate, record, and interpret financial data.
  2. Analyze and recommend effective business decisions/solutions using a systematic, evaluative, and information-based approach.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of computerized accounting software.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of accounting and business terminology.
  5. Prepare accurate reports for decision making and regulatory compliance.

Associate Degree Requirements

Unit Requirement

Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 units completed in residence at Coastline. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.

*Students must be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.

Program of Study

Complete the required courses in one of the programs as detailed In the Requirements for the Major section of this catalog. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

General Education

Complete one of the three General Education options below (visit the General Education page for details):

Option 1 — AA/AS Local Degree GE: designed for students pursuing an Associate degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. The degree is transferable to many colleges and universities.

Option 2—CSU GE Breadth: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Option 3—IGETC: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement

Complete at least 2.5 units from any Global and Multicultural Studies courses. See what courses fulfill the Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement.

Course Title Units
Required Core
Complete the following:
ACCT C100Introduction to Accounting3
ACCT C101Financial Accounting4
ACCT C102Managerial Accounting4
ACCT C106Excel for Accounting2
ACCT C107Accounting with QuickBooks2
ACCT C112Intermediate Accounting 13
Concentrations
Select a concentration6
Units Required for Major Preparation24

Concentration in Bookkeeping

Banner Code: 3_AS_ACBK
Control Number: 20388​
Financial Aid Eligible

Course Title Units
Select six units of the following:6
Advanced QuickBooks
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Introduction to Business
Beginning Microsoft Word
Microsoft Access 1
Introduction to Information Systems
Business English
Subtotal Concentration6
Units Required for Major Preperation24
Requirement Units
Local General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC pattern Varies
Electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60

Concentration in General Accounting

Banner Code: 3_AS_GACC
Control Number: 20386
Financial Aid Eligible

Course Title Units
Select six units of the following:6
Federal and California Individual Income Tax Preparation
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Introduction to Business
Personal Finance
Business English
Subtotal Concentration6
Units Required for Major Preperation24
Requirement Units
Local General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC pattern Varies
Electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60

Concentration in Taxation

Banner Code: 3_AS_ACTX
Control Number: 20390
Financial Aid Eligible

Course Title Units
Select six units of the following:6
Federal and California Individual Income Tax Preparation
Business Taxation
Tax Return Preparation using Turbo Tax Software
Work Based Learning 1
Work Based Learning
Personal Finance
Subtotal Concentration6
Units Required for Major Preperation24
Requirement Units
Local General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC pattern Varies
Electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Units for Degree 60