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Associate of Applied Science

Learn the theory, systems and basic problems of business accounting.

Program/Major Codes: AASACCOUNTIN/ACC

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Entry-level positions in private, public and government accounting.

Academic Options:  Continue your studies by taking other business programs or work to complete a Bachelor of Applied Science program. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer

Program Requirements 2018-2019

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.

Arts and Humanities Requirement
   Recommend: ART 105, HIS 142, or PHI 101
Subtotal 3

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 (was ACC 215) 3
ACC 296 Independent Study in Accounting 1
Chose 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
BUS 151 Mathematics of Business 3
CMN 120 Business and Professional Communication 3
CSA 110 Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 3
ECN 150 An Economic Perspective 3
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
WRT 154 Career Communication 3
Subtotal 19
Total 60-63

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Communication - WRT 154, Social and Behavioral Sciences - ECN 150, Mathematics and Science - BUS 151, Other - CMN 120, Special - CMN 120