Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

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Accounting Specialist

ALLEGHENY, BOYCE, NORTH, SOUTH
Associate of Science (340)

This program prepares you for an entry-level position in accounting. Accounting firms, banks, and the payroll and accounting departments of many businesses hire persons with the Associate's Degree in accounting.

This program is designed to develop entry-level accounting skills for immediate employment after graduation.

Students enrolled in this program may earn cooperative education credits. For more information, contact the Accounting faculty.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Explain the role and value of accounting in a business organization.  
  2. Demonstrate entry level accounting skills and current knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  3. Analyze business transactions and determine their impact on financial statements.
  4. Solve accounting problems using analysis and critical thinking.  
  5. Utlize accounting concepts and techniques to make management decisions.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 62–65

First Semester

Course #       

Course Name

Credits

ACC-104        

Financial Accounting                                            

4

BUS-101 

Introduction to Business

3

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

 

Computer Information Technology Elective 

3–4

 

Mathematics Elective 1 

3–4

 

Total Credits

16–18

Second Semester

ACC-203

Managerial Accounting

4

BUS-103

Principles of Management

3

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

 

Economics Elective

3

 

Science Elective

3–4

 

Total Credits

16–17

Third Semester

SPH-101

Oral Communication

3

BUS-251

Business Law 1

3

 

Accounting Electives (2) 2

6

 

Business Elective

3

 

      Total Credits

15

Fourth Semester

 

Accounting Electives (2) 2

6

 

Business Elective

3

 

General Elective

3

 

Social Science Elective

3

 

     Total Credits

15

1MAT-195, Business Mathematics may be used to satisfy this
mathematics requirement. 

2Accounting Electives

ACC-100

Introduction to Accounting

3

ACC-110 

Accounting Applications

3

ACC-120

Computer Applications in Accounting

3

ACC-201

Intermediate Accounting 1

3

ACC-202

Intermediate Accounting 2

3

ACC-204

Cost Accounting

3

ACC-210

Payroll & Tax Accounting

3

ACC-211

Principles of Tax 1

3

ACC-221

Principles of Tax 2

3

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