Accounting  (AA)

Department:  Accounting

This degree focuses on preparation for careers in various accounting professions.

It develops a common foundation in accounting and business, and provides various courses covering both fundamental and specialized accounting topics to meet individual career goals.

Career Possibilities:  This degree is designed for a variety of student objectives. It includes courses required for immediate employment in accounting positions. The courses meet the requirements of governmental employers for promotional exams. Students seeking transfer to four-year universities will meet the transfer requirements of financial accounting (ACCT 301) and managerial accounting (ACCT 311). Individuals with existing bachelor's degrees can also use these courses to meet the requirements to take the exam for Certified Public Accountant.

Associate Degree Requirements: AA degrees may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See ARC graduation requirements

Program Requirements

Subject Title Prerequisites Units Mode
ACCT103Intermediate Accounting - Part I
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4
Online, Campus
ACCT104Intermediate Accounting - Part II
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4
Online, Campus
ACCT107Auditing
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3
Online, Hybrid, Campus
ACCT111Cost Accounting
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3
Online, Campus
ACCT301Financial Accounting
4
Online, Hybrid, Campus
ACCT311Managerial Accounting
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4
Online, Hybrid, Campus
ACCT361Ethics, Fraud, and Legal Issues for Accountants
3
Online, Hybrid
BUS110Business Economics
3
Online, Campus
  or  ECON302Principles of Macroeconomics
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3
Online, Hybrid, Campus

And a minimum of 8 units from the following:

SubjectTitlePrerequisitesUnitsMode
ACCT101Fundamentals of College Accounting
3
Online, Hybrid, Campus
ACCT121Payroll Accounting
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3
Not Currently Offered
ACCT122Sales and Use Taxes
1
Campus
ACCT125Federal and State Individual Taxation
4
Online, Hybrid
ACCT128Taxation of Corporations, Partnerships, Estates, and Trusts
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4
Campus
ACCT131Fundamental Payroll Administration
1.5
Online
ACCT132Intermediate Payroll Administration
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1.5
Online
ACCT133Advanced Payroll Administration
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1.5
Online
ACCT134California Payroll Administration
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1.5
Online
ACCT153Governmental Accounting
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3
Hybrid
ACCT160Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
2
Not Currently Offered
ACCT341Computerized Accounting
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2
Online, Hybrid
CISA316Intermediate Electronic Spreadsheets
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2
Online, Hybrid
  or  ACCT343Computer Spreadsheet Applications for Accounting
2
Not Currently Offered
PROPTX310Introduction to Appraising for Property Tax Purposes
1.5
Online
PROPTX311Appraisal of Machinery & Equipment for Property Tax Purposes
1.5
Online