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Accounting A.A.S.

This program is designed to prepare students for various career opportunities in accounting, such as positions in accounting firms, industry, or government. Emphasis is placed on internal accounting procedures and generally accepted accounting principles. This program is intended to provide a foundation on which the graduate can build an accounting career through expanded experience and/ or further education. Completion of the first two semesters leads to an award of an Accounting Clerk Certificate. Students enrolling in accounting degree programs should make every possible effort to complete courses in the required sequence. When circumstances warrant deviation from prescribed plans, the department chair or one of the faculty advisors must be consulted for approval of changes including, but not limited to, substitution of courses, waiver of prerequisites, and permission to take courses.  

(60 hours required to graduate Pending THECB approval)

Freshman First Semester (15 total hours)

Course # Course Name Hours
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
BUSG 1304 Introduction to Financial Advising 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing  OR 3
BUSI 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
ENGL 1301* Composition I  OR 3
POFT 1301* Business English 3
HRPO 1311 Human Relations  OR 3
MRKG 1301 Customer Relationship Management 3

Freshman Second Semester (15 total hours)

Course # Course Name Hours
ACNT 1304 Introduction to Accounting II 3
ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting 3
ACNT 1329 Payroll & Business Tax Accounting  OR 3
ACNT 1331 Federal Income Tax Accounting 3
POFT 1325 Business Math Using Technology 3
ACNT 2288 Internship - Accounting 2
POFT 1120 Job Search Skills 1

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Sophomore First Semester (15 total hours)

Course # Course Name Hours
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting Financial 3
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
SPCH 13XX Speech 3

Sophomore Second Semester (15 total hours)

Course # Course Name Hours
Language, Philosophy and Culture, OR Creative Arts 3
Math**  OR  Life and Physical Sciences 3
Behavioral Science/Social Science 3
ACNT 2302 Principles of Accounting - Managerial 3
POFT 2312 Business Communication and Correspondence OR Business Elective 3
Business*** 3

* If student is not planning on obtaining Bachelor’s degree, recommend taking POFT 1301.
** MATH 1332 or higher
*** Business elective may be from BMGT, BUSG, BUSI, HRPO, MRKG, POFI, POFT, or ITSW
     or a course approved by the department chair.


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