The Accounting curriculum leads to an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. Students receive training in accounting theory and generally accepted accounting techniques, as well as in basic management and related fields. Students are prepared for a variety of careers in both industry and government, including positions such as junior accountant, accounting trainee, accounts receivable or accounts payable technician, or tax examiner.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the Accounting curriculum, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of financial statements prepared according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), prepare journal entries and complete the accounting cycle using computerized general ledger software.
- Demonstrate an understanding of managerial and cost accounting concepts.
- Analyze and interpret financial statements for economic decision-making.
- Effectively communicate with users of financial information orally and in writing.
Program Entry Requirements:
The program is open to interested students. However, all new students are normally required to take the College's placement tests at their time of entry. Students identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as a part of their degree program.
Program Of Study And Graduation Requirements:
A minimum of 62 credits and a grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average) are required for graduation.
Accounting Course Sequence
|Course Number and Name||Prerequisites and Corequisites||Credits||Gen Ed Req.|
|BUSL 101 - Navigating Leadership and Business Professions||3|
|ENGL 101 - English Composition I||3 credits||ENGL 101|
|MATH 151 - Linear Mathematics or
MATH 161 - Precalculus I or
MATH 162 - Precalculus II or
MATH 171 - Calculus I *
|CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology||3 credits||Tech Comp|
|ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting||4 credits|
|ACCT 102 - Managerial Accounting||ACCT 101 with a grade of "C" or better||3 credits|
|ACCT 103 - Microcomputers in Accounting||ACCT 101 with a grade of "C" or better||3 credits|
|ECON 181 - Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics)||3 credits|
|ENGL 102 - The Research Paper||ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better||3 credits||ENGL 102, Info Lit|
|MNGT 121 - Introduction to Business||3 credits|
|MNGT 141 - Principles of Management||Pre- or Corequisite: MNGT 121||3 credits|
|ACCT 201 - Intermediate Accounting I||ACCT 101||3 credits|
|ECON 182 - Principles of Economics (Microeconomics)||3 credits|
|ECON 112 - Statistics I||FNMT 118 or MATH 118 with a "C" or better OR MATH 161 or higher placement||4 credits|
|Humanities Elective||3 credits||Humanities|
|ACCT 202 - Intermediate Accounting II||ACCT 201||3 credits|
|Science Elective||3 or 4 credits||Natural Science|
|3 or 4 credits|
|ECON 114 - Statistics II||ECON 112||3 credits|
|MNGT 262 - Business Law||3 credits|
Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate: 62
General Education Requirements:
All General Education requirements are met through required courses (as indicated above) except for the Writing Intensive requirement, the Interpretive Studies requirement, and the American/Global Diversity requirement. Therefore, in order to graduate, students in this program must choose one course that is designated Writing Intensive, one course that is designated Interpretive Studies, and one course that is designated American/Global Diversity. The same course may be used to fulfill several requirements. View the courses that fulfill all degree requirements and receive a more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements to help in your selection.
* 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.
For More Information Contact:
The Division of Business and Technology, Room B2-22, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8785; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.