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    Oct 25, 2020  
2019-20 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2019-20 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

Accounting and Finance, A.A.S. (A25800)


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This Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is a two-year program that prepares students for the workforce. However, there are some senior institutions where all or part of this degree is accepted as the first two years of a four-year program.  Students interested in pursuing a four-year degree should consult an advisor.

The Accounting and Finance curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting and finance profession. Accountants and finance professionals assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.

Course work may include accounting, finance, ethics, business law, computer applications, financial planning, insurance, marketing, real estate, selling, and taxation. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to use General Journal to record business transactions.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to adjust the accounts and prepare a trial balance at the end of the period.  
  3. Demonstrate the ability to prepare Income Statement, Statement of Retained Earnings, and Balance Sheet.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes the Accounting and Finance Associate in Applied Science Degree for accreditation.

Course Selection Information

Students, to help you progress in your degree program, take prerequisite courses along with English and Math early in your academic career. This will align you for greater success in completing your program of study. Click on the courses listed below to ensure you are aware of prerequisites. The order shown below under the student program priorities is a guide.

Student Program Priorities:

  1. ACC 120  
  2. ACC 121 ACC 122 ACC 129 
  3. ACC 220  

FIRST YEAR


SECOND YEAR


Total Program Hours: 68


Note(s):


Students may complete up to three hours from WBL courses.  Please contact the Work-Based Learning office for more information.

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