The Accounting Program is designed to provide the student with skills and knowledge necessary to manage and keep track of an organization’s money and financial records. Accountants create financial reports, prepare payroll and tax returns, conduct audits, and assist in financial decisions for an organization. The Accounting Program offers one 18 credit hour certificate and a 60 credit hour Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

Full-Time Schedules 

Occupational Skills Award - Bookkeeping

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
ACNT 1331 Federal Income Tax: Individual 3
ACNT 1313 Computer Accounting Applications 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
 Total Semester Credit Hours9

Certificate1 - Professional Bookkeeper

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

The certificate offers workplace-relevant courses in accounting, payroll, tax preparation, business, and accounting-related computer software applications. This certificate will help one to get an entry-level job in an accounting clerical field.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
ACNT 1331 Federal Income Tax: Individual 3
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
Semester #2
ACNT 1313 Computer Accounting Applications 3
POFT 1321 Business Math 3
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
 Total Semester Credit Hours18
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate.

Associate of Applied Science - Business Administration with Emphasis in Accounting

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

Students desiring a more comprehensive program should consider the AAS degree. The AAS Degree offers workplace-relevant courses in accounting, payroll, tax preparation, business, and accounting-related computer software applications. The additional business and accounting course work will allow one to recognize financial and ethical dilemmas and to make more use of critical-thinking skills. This AAS Degree will help one to get a supervisory-level job in the accounting field.
 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
BCIS 1305
Business Computer Applications
or Introduction to Computing
3
BUSI 2304
Business Report Writing and Correspondence
or Composition I
3
POFT 1321 Business Math 3
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #2
HRPO 1311 Human Relations 3
BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3
ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
MATH 1332
Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning)
or College Algebra
3
BUSG 1315 Small Business Operations 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #3
ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BMGT 1341 Business Ethics 3
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
ECON 2301
Principles of Macroeconomics
or Principles of Microeconomics
3
ACNT 1331 Federal Income Tax: Individual 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #4
ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I 3
ACNT 1313 Computer Accounting Applications 3
POFT 1300
Career Exploration/Planning
or Cooperative Education - Accounting Technician
3
BMGT 2303 Problem Solving and Decision Making (Capstone) 3
Select one of the following: 3
Design Communications I  
Select from Core Curriculum 
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours60

Part-Time Schedules

Certificate1 - Professional Bookkeeper

Recommended Part-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
ACNT 1331 Federal Income Tax: Individual 3
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #2 (Spring)
ACNT 1313 Computer Accounting Applications 3
POFT 1321 Business Math 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #3 (Summer)
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #4 (Fall)
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
 Total Semester Credit Hours18
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate.

Associate of Applied Science - Business Administration with Emphasis in Accounting

Recommended Part-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
BCIS 1305
Business Computer Applications
or Introduction to Computing
3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #2 (Spring)
BUSI 2304
Business Report Writing and Correspondence
or Composition I
3
POFT 1321 Business Math 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #3 (Summer)
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #4 (Fall)
HRPO 1311 Human Relations 3
BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #5 (Spring)
ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
MATH 1332
Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning)
or College Algebra
3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #6 (Summer)
ECON 2301
Principles of Macroeconomics
or Principles of Microeconomics
3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #7 (Fall)
ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BMGT 1341 Business Ethics 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #8 (Spring)
BUSG 1315 Small Business Operations 3
POFT 1300
Career Exploration/Planning
or Cooperative Education - Accounting Technician
3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #9 (Summer)
Select one of the following: 3
Design Communications I  
Select from Core Curriculum 
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #10 (Fall)
ACNT 1331 Federal Income Tax: Individual 3
ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #11 (Spring)
ACNT 1313 Computer Accounting Applications 3
BMGT 2303 Problem Solving and Decision Making (Capstone) 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #12 (Summer)
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
 Total Semester Credit Hours60