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Accounting AAS

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

C Career & technical education programs for job training 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.

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.

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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 120 Introduction to Mathematics 3 See Placement Requirements MTH 158, MTH 163, MTH 170
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 4 ACC 212  
ACC 231 Cost Accounting I Offered Fall only 3 ACC 212  
ACC 222 Intermediate Accounting II Offered Spring only 4 ACC 221  
ACC 261 Principles of Federal Taxation I 3    
BUS 241 Business Law I 3    
Restricted Elective 3   See ITE 140, any Accounting elective
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 4
BUS 125 Applied Business Mathematics 3    
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3    
ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3   ECO 201, ECO 202
BUS 220 Introduction to Business Statistics 3    
BUS 236 Communications in Management 3    
PSY 126 Psychology for Business and Industry 3   PSY 200
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3   CST 110
Health/Physical Education Elective 2    
Philosophy or Religion Elective 3   See Note 2
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 65    


  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, MTH, and ENG requirements first.
  2. The philosophy or religion elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with a PHI or REL prefix.
  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.
  6. 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.

2017-2018 College Catalog & Student Handbook

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