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Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Accounting

Morris, Karen

Program Coordinator Business
Full Time Faculty Business
304-367-4731
202C Engineering Technology Building
Locust Avenue Campus, Fairmont
Program Purpose: 

The A.A.S. Business Degree helps to provide students with an opportunity to develop job-related skills while increasing awareness of their roles and responsibilities toward society through their profession. This degree program helps to address the educational needs for trained human resources in the service area of Pierpont Community & Technical College and gives graduates the necessary skills to function professionally in today’s business environment.

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Student Learning Outcomes: 
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of application software used in accounting.
  • Exhibit mastery of the accounting cycle and exhibit mastery of the ability to analyze financial statements and information.
  • Write in a clear and professional manner.

Students learning outcomes will be validated by the completion of national recognized assessments. Students will complete these assessments during their final program semester.

Opportunities: 

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Business are qualified for entry level positions in business organizations, industrial corporations, government agencies, and independent firms and businesses. Some graduates choose to become entrepreneurs; others choose to continue their education in a Bachelor’s Degree in a business-related field.

Program Total Credit Hours: 
60 CHs
Support Coursework: 
15 CHs

COM 2200

Introduction to Communication
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1104

Written English I
3|4
CH(s)

ENGL 1108

Written English II
3
CH(s)

OFAD 1150

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)

MTH 1207

Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics
3|5
CH(s)
COMM 2202 may be substituted for COMM 2200.
ENGL 1104 Prerequisite(s):  18 or higher on the English portion of ACT; 450 or higher on Critical Reading of SAT; A scaled score of 38 or higher on Writing  Skills Set  of ASSET; 71 or higher on English portion  of COMPASS; 88 or higher on Sentence Skills of ACCUPLACER. Students falling below the listed scores will be required to take a four(4) credit hour ENGL 1104.
ENGL 1108 Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1104.
MATH: MTH 1207 is a 3 credits course. Math ACT of 19, SAT Quantitative score of 460, COMPASS Math score of 36, Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 85, or ASSET Elementary Algebra score of 38. If you do not meet these requirements, you will be required to enroll in a 2-hour support class.
Program Specific Required Coursework: 
45 CHs

ACCT 2201

Principles of Accounting I
3
CH(s)

ACCT 2202

Principles of Accounting II
3
CH(s)

ACCT 2215

Managerial Accounting
3
CH(s)

ACCT 2216

Income Tax Procedures
3
CH(s)

ACCT 2217

Concepts of Computerized Accounting (QuickBooks)
3
CH(s)

ACCT 2218

Payroll Accounting
3
CH(s)

ACCT 2995

Professional Internship and Portfolio Development
3
CH(s)

BUSN 1102

Introduction to Business
3
CH(s)

BUSN 2248

Business Essentials
3
CH(s)

BUSN 2251

Corporate Communications
3
CH(s)

BUSN 2300

Legal Aspects of Business
3
CH(s)

FINC 2201

Introduction to Financial Management
3
CH(s)

FINC 2230

Financial Literacy
3
CH(s)

OFAD 2220

Spreadsheet Design
3
CH(s)

MGMT 2240

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
3
CH(s)
Model Schedule
Fall Semester

ACCT 2201

Principles of Accounting I
3
CH(s)

BUSN 1102

Introduction to Business
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1104

Written English I
3|4
CH(s)

MTH 1207

Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics
3|5
CH(s)

OFAD 1150

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs
ENGL 1104 Prerequisite(s):  18 or higher on the English portion of ACT; 450 or higher on Critical Reading of SAT; A scaled score of 38 or higher on Writing  Skills Set  of ASSET; 71 or higher on English portion  of COMPASS; 88 or higher on Sentence Skills of ACCUPLACER. Students falling below the listed scores will be required to take a four(4) credit hour ENGL 1104.
MATH: MTH 1207 is a 3 credits course. Math ACT of 19, SAT Quantitative score of 460, COMPASS Math score of 36, Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 85, or ASSET Elementary Algebra score of 38. If you do not meet these requirements, you will be required to enroll in a 2-hour support class.

 

Spring Semester

ACCT 2202

Principles of Accounting II
3
CH(s)

BUSN 2251

Corporate Communications
3
CH(s)

COM 2200

Introduction to Communication
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1108

Written English II
3
CH(s)

OFAD 2220

Spreadsheet Design
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs
ACCT 2202 FINC 2201 Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2201
COMM 2202 may be substituted for COMM 2200.
ENGL 1108 Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1104 "C" or better or ACT score 21.
Fall Semester

ACCT 2215

Managerial Accounting
3
CH(s)

ACCT 2217

Concepts of Computerized Accounting (QuickBooks)
3
CH(s)

ACCT 2218

Payroll Accounting
3
CH(s)

FINC 2201

Introduction to Financial Management
3
CH(s)

MGMT 2240

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs
ACCT 2215 Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2202 & INFO 2220
ACCT 2217 Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2202
BUSN 2251 Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1104 "C" or better
Spring Semester

ACCT 2216

Income Tax Procedures
3
CH(s)

ACCT 2995

Professional Internship and Portfolio Development
3
CH(s)

BUSN 2248

Business Essentials
3
CH(s)

BUSN 2300

Legal Aspects of Business
3
CH(s)

FINC 2230

Financial Literacy
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs

BUSN 2300 Prerequisite(s): BUSN 2251

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