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Associate of Applied Science

Learn the theory, systems and basic problems of business accounting.

Program/Major Codes: AASACCOUNTIN/ACC

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Entry-level positions in private, public and government accounting.

Academic Options:  Continue your studies by taking other business programs, the Fraud Examination certificate, or work to complete a Bachelor of Applied Science program. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses. * A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Communication Requirement 6
Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement 6
Subtotal 12

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Name Credits
ACC 100 Practical Accounting Procedures 3
ACC 150 Payroll Accounting 3
ACC 200 Computerized Accounting I 3-4
 or ACC 215 QuickBooks Computer Accounting
ACC 204 Individual Tax Accounting 4
ACC 233   Cost Accounting 3
 or ACC 273   Governmental Accounting
ACC 211 Financial Accounting [SUN# ACC 2201] 3
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting [SUN# ACC 2202] 3
ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 222 Intermediate Accounting II 3
Subtotal 28-29

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 148 Ethics in the Workplace 3
BUS 220 Legal Environment of Business 3
CIS/CSA 104 Computer Fundamentals 3
ECN 201   Microeconomic Principles [SUN# ECN 2202] 3
  or ECN 202   Macroeconomic Principles [SUN# ECN 2201]  
MGT 110 Human Relations in Business and Industry 3
MGT 280 Business Organization and Management 3
Subtotal 21
Total 61-62

* Other general education requirements fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Humanities and Social Sciences Requirement - ECN 201 or ECN 202 and BUS 148; Computer and Information Literacy Requirement - CIS/CSA 104; Special Requirements - BUS 148