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Accounting, AAS Degree


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Offered at ECC & MCC (Codes: EVACT & MVACT)

The Accounting curriculum prepares the student for employment as an accountant in government, industry and private accounting enterprises. Students who complete this accounting program may expect to enter the job market as payroll accountant, accounts payable and accounts receivable clerk, general bookkeeper or in other private accounting positions. Demand for accountants is stronger than the supply, so students seeking positions with an Associate of Applied Science degree also have good job prospects.

Plan of Study


General Education


Communications - Credit Hours: 9


(Select from AA Approved Courses list below)

Humanities - Credit Hours: 6


(Select from AA Approved Courses list below)

Social/Behavioral Science - Credit Hours: 6


(Select from AA Approved Courses list below)

Math - Credit Hours: 3


(Select from AA Approved Courses list below)

Lab Science - Credit Hours: 4


(Select from AA Approved Courses list below)

Physical Education - Credit Hours: 2


(Select from AA Approved Courses list below)

Total Credit Hours: 30


Total Credit Hours: 20


Electives (select 14 credit hours)


  • ACC, ADM, BCA, BUS, CSC, ECN, MAT, MGT, MKT, NET Prefixes 14 credit(s)

Total Credit Hours: 14


Total Required Hours: 64


Courses Approved for AA




Communications - 9 Credit Hours


Humanities - 9 Credit Hours


No more than 6 credits from one prefix. LIT courses not on this list will satisfy this requirement and transfer to all three Iowa Regent Universities as Humanities electives.

Math and Science - 10 Credit Hours


Must include at least one math and one lab science course

Computer Education - 3 Credit Hours


Physical Education - 2 Credit Hours


Student Development - 1 Credit Hour


Electives - 21 Credit Hours


All transfer courses may be used here including courses listed above (if additional are taken beyond requirements). Students should plan their elective courses according to their college major if they are planning to transfer on for a four year degree.

A maximum of 16 hours of vocational-technical credits may apply toward elective credit with a maximum of 9 of the 16 being independent projects or experimental courses. No more than 6 activity credits (those having prefixes of PEA, MUA, and some MUS courses) may be applied to elective credits.

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