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Associate of Applied Science

Learn to organize, analyze and communicate information about financial operations. This program, taught by experienced accounting professionals, will prepare you to manage business accounting records, such as financial statements, tax returns and daily financial entries. 

Students can choose to concentrate on  tax preparation or bookkeeping and gain first-hand experience in an accounting department or an accounting firm through an internship.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


Downtown Campus

Contact Information

Division of Business & IT
Dean: 520.206.7694
Department Head: 520.206.2298
Information Sessions


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers. Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages. Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Accountants & Auditors $48,992
Budget Analysts $65,291
Tax Examiners, Collectors and Revenue Agents $70,699

Academic Options

Continue your studies at Pima by taking other business programs.  This program may apply toward a university Bachelors of Applied Science (BAS) program. See an advisor.

Program Requirements 2020-2021

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses. A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

General Education Requirements Credits
Communication Requirement
   Recommend: WRT 154
Arts and Humanities Requirement
   Recommend: ART 105, HIS 142, or PHI 101
Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirement
   Recommend: ECN 150
Mathematics and Science Requirement
   Recommend: BUS 151
Other Requirement
   Recommend: CMN 120
Special Requirements
   Recommend: CMN 120
Subtotal 15

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Name Credits
ACC 100 Practical Accounting Procedures 3
ACC 150 Payroll Accounting 3
ACC 200 Computerized Accounting I 3
ACC 204 Individual Tax Accounting 3
ACC 205 Corporate and Partnership Tax Accounting 4
ACC 211 Financial Accounting [SUN# ACC 2201] 3
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting [SUN# ACC 2202] 3
ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 233 Cost Accounting 3
ACC 281 QuickBooks Computer Accounting 3
ACC 296 Independent Study in Accounting 1
Choose from one of the following focuses:
Tax Focus (Complete all 3 courses)
ACC 206 Topics in Tax Accounting 3
ACC 207 IRS Enrolled Agent Exam 3
ACC 292 Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Field Experience 3
Bookkeeping Focus (Choose 2 courses from the following list)
ACC 250 Certified Bookkeeper Review 3
ACC 273 Governmental Accounting 3
ACC 290 Internship in Accounting 3
Subtotal 38-41

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
BUS 148 Ethics in the Workplace 3
CSA 110 Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 3
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
Subtotal 7
Total 60-63

Program/Major Codes: AASACCOUNTIN/ACC

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