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2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting (AAS)

The Accounting program provides you with entry-level skills in the field of accounting. Graduates will be prepared for employment as bookkeepers, accounting paraprofessionals, accounting assistants, and computer accounting assistants in public accounting, industry and government. If you are currently employed, the degree offers the opportunity for job upgrading. If you wish to transfer, consider the Associate of Arts: Business Emphasis program.

The program offers you the opportunity to develop a mixture of basic communication and mathematics skills, technical accounting and computer skills, and basic business skills necessary to succeed in a business world that increasingly relies on information processing communication.

The program also provides the technical skills necessary to prepare students for testing required for the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers’ (AIPB) Certified Bookkeeper (CB) designation; and for testing required for designation as an Accredited Tax Preparer® (ATP), Accredited Tax Advisor® (ATA), or Accredited Business Accountant® (ABA) conferred by the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation. The program also provides the accounting and business courses required to satisfy that portion of the education requirement in Colorado for the Certified Public Accountant examination administered by the American Institute of CPAs.

Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics as prerequisites for courses within this program. Your skills in these areas may affect the sequence of courses in which you can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details see Academic Placement and Testing  section.

Graduates of the program will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting. The Accounting Degree is offered at all campuses. For a description of the courses, see the section on Courses . Following is a suggested sequence of courses. Accounting electives are listed under the certificate program. See your advisor for the suggested sequence of courses.

Minimum Hours Required

Minimum Credit Hours Required (60-61)
Minimum Contact hours Required (900-915)


◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course

✽ Applies to CMC AA|AS Degree

For more information see Degree & Certificate Descriptions & Requirements .