Accounting

Center for Business, Industry, Technology & Public Service
CCD.edu/Accounting

Community College of Denver currently offers two Associate of Applied Science degrees in accounting.

  

Accounting

This Associate of Applied Science in accounting focuses on preparing you for a career in the field of accounting. By working closely with local industry leaders, the coursework focuses on providing you with technical skills that businesses require for entry-level job candidates. Our graduates start their careers as accounting technicians, bookkeepers, tax preparers and clerks in processing accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. Although the program is designed to put you to work immediately after graduation, the degree also prepares you for advanced studies in the field at the university level. Credits will transfer on a course-by-course basis and will vary by institution.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ACC 121 Accounting Principles I 4
BUS 115 Introduction to Business 3
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 3
MAT 107 Career Math 3
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
ACC 122 Accounting Principles II 4
ACC 125 Computerized Accounting ((Offered in Spring only)) 3
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1 3
Choose One Elective 3
Income Tax  
Internship  
Business Statistics  
PC Spreadsheet Concepts: Excel  
Principles of Microeconomics: GT-SS1  
Customer Service  
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
ACC 132 Tax Help Colorado ((Offered in Fall only)) 2
ACC 135 Spreadsheet Applications for Accounting ((Offered in Fall only)) 3
CIS 240 Database Design and Development 3
Choose One Elective 3
Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting  
Cost Accounting  
Choose One Elective 3
Income Tax  
Business Statistics  
PC Spreadsheet Concepts: Excel  
Principles of Microeconomics: GT-SS1  
Customer Service  
Legal Research  
 Subtotal14
Fourth Semester
ACC 115 Payroll Accounting 3
ACC 133 Tax Help Colorado Practicum ((Offered in Spring only)) 1
BTE 108 Ten-Key by Touch 1
BUS 216 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUS 217 Business Communication and Report Writing 3
Choose One Elective 3
English Composition II: GT-CO2 (Elective)  
Principles of Management  
Principles of Marketing  
Legal Research  
Internship  
Business Statistics  
 Subtotal14
 Total Credits60

  

Transfer degree in Accounting

This unique agreement between CCD, Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) and University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) allows students to seamlessly transfer all 61 credits towards their Bachelor’s degree in accounting. The coursework is designed to provide you with technical accounting skills as well as theory-based knowledge that will be built upon at the university level.  Upon completion of this AAS degree, students will enter their university of choice as a junior and have only two years of courses to complete in order to receive their Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from either MSU Denver or CU Denver. 

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
BUS 115 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 217 Business Communication and Report Writing 3
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 3
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
ACC 121 Accounting Principles I 4
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1 3
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
MAT 123 Finite Mathematics: GT-MA1 4
 Subtotal14
Third Semester
ACC 122 Accounting Principles II 4
ACC 132 Tax Help Colorado ((Offered in Fall only)) 2
ACC 135 Spreadsheet Applications for Accounting ((Offered in Fall only)) 3
BUS 216 Legal Environment of Business 3
MAR 160 Customer Service 3
 Subtotal15
Fourth Semester
ACC 115 Payroll Accounting 3
ACC 125 Computerized Accounting ((Offered in Spring only)) 3
ACC 133 Tax Help Colorado Practicum ((Offered in Spring only)) 1
MAT 125 Survey of Calculus: GT-MA1 4
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics: GT-SS1 3
Choose One Elective 3
Women in World History: GT-HI1  
Colorado History: GT-HI1  
History of Latin America: GT-HI1  
African American History: GT-HI1  
 Subtotal17
 Total Credits61

Center for Business, Industry, Technology & Public Service
CCD.edu/Accounting

Community College of Denver currently offers two certificates in accounting.

  

Bookkeeping/Payroll

The bookkeeping/payroll certificate prepares you for full-charge bookkeeping activities, including journal and ledger entries, accounts payable and receivable processing, payroll, and financial statement preparation. The certificate provides a strong foundation in accounting with emphasis on manual and computerized accounting systems and is well suited for individuals currently employed looking to advance your career or those looking to enter the field of accounting as a new profession. The certificate is fully transferable to the Associate of Applied Science in accounting.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ACC 101 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
ACC 132 Tax Help Colorado ((Offered in Fall only)) 2
BTE 108 Ten-Key by Touch 1
ACC 135 Spreadsheet Applications for Accounting ((Offered in Fall only)) 3
BUS 217 Business Communication and Report Writing 3
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
ACC 115 Payroll Accounting 3
ACC 125 Computerized Accounting ((Offered in Spring only)) 3
ACC 133 Tax Help Colorado Practicum ((Offered in Spring only)) 1
BUS 115 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 216 Legal Environment of Business 3
MAR 160 Customer Service 3
 Subtotal16
 Total Credits31

  

Tax Preparation

The tax preparation certificate prepares you for a career in individual income tax preparation. You will learn about basic accounting and tax regulations and how to use tax software to prepare and file tax returns. You will also obtain practical experience through participating in the Tax Help Colorado program, preparing actual income tax returns for low-income families in the metro-Denver area. The certificate provides you with the skills necessary to advance in your current career or provide a solid foundation in income tax preparation for those looking to enter the field of accounting. The certificate is fully transferable to the Associate of Applied Science in accounting.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ACC 101 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
ACC 132 Tax Help Colorado ((Offered in Fall only)) 2
BTE 108 Ten-Key by Touch 1
ACC 131 Income Tax ((Offered in Fall only)) 3
 Subtotal9
Second Semester
ACC 133 Tax Help Colorado Practicum ((Offered in Spring only)) 1
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
Choose One Elective 3
Computerized Accounting ((Offered in Spring only))  
Spreadsheet Applications for Accounting  
 Subtotal7
 Total Credits16