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Accounting AAS

The template below is for students declaring a major for the catalog year 2018-19. The Advising Sheet Archive contains printable advising sheets for the catalog years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19. Students already with a declared major should view their advising report in SIS for appropriate course selection.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

C Career & technical education programs for job training = Career & technical education programs for job training, guided by Advisory Committees


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. The degree can qualify students who have Bachelor’s degrees to obtain the requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accounting examination in Virginia.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.


printer iconPrintable Advising Sheet

Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1    
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3 See Placement Requirements  
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3    
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3 ACC 211  
ACC 215 Computerized Accounting 3 ACC 211  
ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting I Offered Fall only 3 ACC 212  
ACC 231 Cost Accounting I Offered Fall only 3 ACC 212  
ACC 222 Intermediate Accounting II Offered Spring only 3 ACC 221  
ACC 261 Principles of Federal Taxation I Offered Spring only 3   See Note 2
BUS 241 Business Law I 3    
Accounting Elective Courses (choose 3):
ACC 219 Govt and Nonprofit Accounting Offered Fall only
ACC 230 Advanced Accounting Offered Spring Only
ACC 241 Auditing I Offered Spring Only
ACC 262 Principles of Federal Taxation II Offered Fall Only
FIN 215 Financial Management
ACC 212 is a pre-requisite for ACC 219
ACC 222 is a pre-requisite for ACC 230
ACC 212 is a pre-requisite for ACC 241
See Note 2
MILESTONE: Accounting Career Studies Certificate (See faculty advisor)
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3    
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3   See Note 3
ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software 3    
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3    
BUS 220 Introduction to Business Statistics 3    
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3   CST 110
Social Behavioral Science Elective (choose 1):
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics
Humanities Elective (choose 1):
PHI 111 Logic I
PHI 220 Ethics
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 64    


  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, MTH, and ENG requirements first.
  2. ACC 261, ACC 262 and FIN 215 do not have prerequisites.
  3. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.
  4. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
  5. Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their faculty 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.

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