Accounting, Associate in Science Degree
Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_AS_ACCT
Control Number: 03960
The Accounting certificate program contains coursework in financial and managerial accounting, computerized accounting, and intermediate, tax, and cost accounting. Completing the program will provide students with the skills necessary for employment in a variety of accounting positions. Career opportunities include: accounts payable/receivable specialist, cost accountant, disbursement specialist, full charge bookkeeper, general ledger specialist, junior accountant, payroll specialist, senior accountant, and tax staff.
Complete the Accounting Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog.
- Demonstrate various activities performed in the accounting function of industry, apply comprehensive accounting skills, utilize technical knowledge, and display ethical behaviors and practices.
- Demonstrate technical knowledge of accounting related topics that provide major course transfer to a four-year institution.
Associate in Science Degree Requirements
- UNIT REQUIREMENT - 60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
- MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
- MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
- GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
|ACCT A101||Financial Accounting||4|
|BUS A100 |
or BUS A100H
|Introduction to Business |
or Introduction to Business Honors
|CIS A111||Introduction to Computer Information Systems||3|
|ACCT A102||Managerial Accounting||4|
|ACCT A110||Excel for Accounting and Finance||3|
|ACCT A212||Intermediate Accounting 1||3|
|BUS A139||Business Communication||3|
|ACCT A111 |
or ACCT A116
|Individual Income Tax |
or Business Taxation
|ACCT A210||Cost Accounting||3|
|ACCT A213||Intermediate Accounting 2||3|
|Minimum Program Major Units||35|
|AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3||Varies|
|Transferable electives to satisfy unit requirement||Varies|
|Total Degree Units||60|
Accounting Suggested Electives
|ACCT A114||Volunteer Income Tax Assistance||1|
|ACCT A216||Not-for-Profit Accounting||3|
|BUS A210||Securities Investment||3|
|MGMT A100||Applied Management for Public and Private Organizations||3|
|MGMT A115||Human Relations and Supervision||3|