Accounting

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Balancing Numbers, Values and Human Interests

Our Accounting Program will teach you the math, organization and communication skills necessary for beginning a career as a junior accountant, accounting trainee, accounts receivable or accounts payable technician, or tax examiner. You will learn how to: understand financial statements prepared according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); use general ledger software that is standard in the field; learn managerial and cost accounting concepts; interpret financial statements to make accurate economic decisions; and effectively present financial information through verbal and written communications.

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Accountant – est. salary $76,819
Bookkeeper – est. salary $43,628

Credit Analyst – est. salary $84,004
Financial Manager, Branch or Department – est. salary $156,906*
Payroll Clerk – est. salary $44,386

**EMSI Data, 2019; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher. 

Transfer Opportunities

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Accounting degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
BUSL 101 -  Navigating Leadership and Business Professions 3 BUSL 101 must be taken in the first 12 credits Major Course
ENGL 101 - English Composition I 3 ENGL 101 with a grade of “C” or better is a prerequisite for ENGL 102 ENGL 101
MATH 151 - Linear Mathematics 3   Mathematics
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology 3   Tech Competency
ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting 4 ACCT 101 is the first course in a 4 course sequence, a “C” or better is necessary to continue to ACCT 102. Major Course

Students who enter the College at the MATH 161 - Precalculus I level or higher can complete this program in 62 credits. Students who enter the College at a lower level on the Math placement exam will need to take FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra, and thus will need 65 credits to graduate.

A grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average) is required for graduation.

  • This program is designed to provide students with the option of entering the workforce or transferring to a bachelor's degree program after earning their associate's degree. If planning to transfer to an AACSB accredited bachelor’s degree program, please consult with an advisor
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you’ll earn your associate’s degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ACCT 102 - Managerial Accounting 3 credits ACCT 101 (“C” or better) is a prerequisite Major Course
ACCT 103 - Microcomputers in Accounting credits ACCT 101 (“C” or better) is a prerequisite Major Course
ECON 181 - Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics) credits   Social Science Elective
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper credits ENGL 101 (“C” or better) is a prerequisite ENGL 102 Info Literacy
MNGT 121 - Introduction to Business credits MNGT 121 is a prerequisite for MNGT 141: may be taken concurrently Major Course

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
MNGT 141 - Principles of Management credits MNGT 121 is a prerequisite: may be taken concurrently Major Course
ACCT 201 - Intermediate Accounting I credits ACCT 101 is a prerequisite.
ACCT 201 is a prerequisite for ACCT 202.
Major Course
ECON 182 - Principles of Economics (Microeconomics) credits ECON 112 is a prerequisite, may be taken concurrently Major Course
ECON 112 - Statistics I credits FNMT 118 with a grade of "C" or better is a prerequisite or placement in MATH 161 or higher Major Course
HIST 121 - Global History I or
HIST 122 - Global History II
credits   Humanities Elective Writing Intensive, Interpretive Studies, American/Global Diversity

A grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average) is required for graduation.

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ACCT 202 - Intermediate Accounting II credits ACCT 201 is a prerequisite Major Course

EASC 111 - Environmental Conservation or
CHEM 101 - General Chemistry I or
BIO 106 - General Biology I or
PHYS 111 - General Physics I
or higher

3 or 4 credits If planning to transfer, choose your science course according to your transfer requirements Natural Science Elective

ACCT 215 - Nonprofit Accounting or
Accounting Elective with Department Head approval.

3 or 4 credits Other ACCT electives currently include ACCT 203 Cost Accounting, ACCT 206 Auditing, ACCT 208 Tax Accounting, and ACCT 250 Advanced Accounting.  Directed Elective
ECON 114 - Statistics II credits ECON 112 is a prerequisite Major Course
MNGT 262 - Business Law credits  

Major Course
  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

* Students who enter the College at the MATH 161 level or higher can complete this program in 62 credits. Students who enter the College at a lower level on the Math placement exam will need to take FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra and thus will need 65 credits to graduate.

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