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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)


This program is designed both for students seeking first-time employment in the accounting field and for those already working in accounting, to provide opportunities to develop and improve skills necessary for advancement. Included in the program are activities that enhance analytical, technical, communication, leadership and human-relations skills. Graduates will be able to:

  1. use all the steps of the accounting cycle for various business entities, including sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations;
  2. analyze and interpret financial statements;
  3. use accounting computer software to maintain accounting records and to prepare financial statements;
  4. prepare the Federal Tax Form 1040 and supporting schedules to include Schedule C for sole proprietorships and Schedule SE for self-employment tax and to research basic tax questions; and
  5. apply theory in the practice of job-order and standard cost-accounting systems.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3  
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
MTH 120 Introduction to Mathematics 3 MTH 158, MTH 163, MTH 170
PSY 126 Psychology for Business and Industry 3 PSY 200
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
Total Credits 16  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3  
BUS 125 Applied Business Mathematics 3  
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3  
ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3 ECO 201, ECO 202
Health or Physical Education Elective 2  
Philosophy or Religion Elective 3 See Note 1.
Total Credits 17  
3rd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting I 4  
ACC 231 Cost Accounting I 3  
BUS 220 Introduction to Business Statistics 3  
BUS 241 Business Law I 3  
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 See Note 3.
Total Credits 16  
4th Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ACC 215 Computerized Accounting 4  
ACC 222 Intermediate Accounting II 3  
ACC 261 Principles of Federal Taxation I 3  
BUS 236 Communications in Management 3  
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3  
Total Credits 16  
Total Credits For Program 65  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. The philosophy or religion elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with a PHI or REL prefix.
  2. Part-time students should consult their faculty advisors regarding appropriate course sequences.
  3. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.
  4. Transfer to Four-Year Colleges and Universities – This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their academic advisors and their intended transfer institution for specific direction in program and course selection.  Required courses for any major at four-year institutions may vary.

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services:  804-706-5121 (Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).

2015-2016 College Catalog & Student Handbook


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