Accounting

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting

The Accounting AAS Degree program provides a solid foundation of general education and occupational courses for students interested in working in the accounting field. Students are prepared for entry-level jobs such as accounting technician, accounts payable or receivable clerk, payroll clerk, bookkeeper, tax preparer, and other related jobs in both the public and private sector. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution as an accounting major should talk with their Academic Advisor or the Program Chair for more information.

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 1 3
MAT 107 Career Math 1 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
Elective 3
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
ACC 115 Payroll Accounting 3
ACC 132 Tax Help Colorado(Offered in Fall only) 2
ACC 135 Spreadsheet Applications for Accounting(Offered in Fall only) 3
ACC 226 Cost Accounting (Offered in Fall only) 3
or ACC 216
Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting (Offered in Spring only) 
BUS 216 Legal Environment of Business 3
 Subtotal14
Fourth Semester
ACC 133 Tax Help Colorado Practicum(Offered in Spring only) 1
BTE 108 Ten-Key by Touch 1
BUS 217 Business Communication and Report Writing 3
MAR 160 Customer Service 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Subtotal14
 Total Credits60
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 Building Block Course

Electives
Fundamentals of Accounting
Income Tax (Offered in Fall only)
Internship (Offered in Spring only)
Business Statistics
Complete PC Database
PC Spreadsheet Concepts: Excel
Principles of Microeconomics: GT-SS1
English Composition II: GT-CO2
Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing
Legal Research

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting - Metropolitan State University Denver Transfer Agreement

The Accounting AAS – MSU Denver Transfer Degree allows the easy transfer of all credits outlined within the degree program. Students will complete the classes within the prescribed curriculum agreement at CCD and transfer those credits towards the Bachelor of Science degree at MSU Denver.

This program is only designed for those students who are looking to complete their Bachelor of Science degree in accounting at MSU Denver. Please see the Chair of the Accounting Department or an Academic Advisor for additional information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
BUS 115 Introduction to Business 1 3
BUS 217 Business Communication and Report Writing 3
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 1 3
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
ENG 121 English Composition I : GT-CO1 1 3
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
ACC 121 Accounting Principles I 1 4
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1 3
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
MAT 123 Finite Mathematics: GT-MA1 1 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
POS 111 American Government : GT-SS1 3
 Subtotal17
 Total Credits61
1

Building Block course

Certificate in Accounting

Bookkeeping/Payroll

The Bookkeeping/Payroll Certificate program prepares students with the necessary skills to complete 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 in business looking to advance their 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. Please see an Academic Advisor about this pathway.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ACC 101 Fundamentals of Accounting 1 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 1 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
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Building Block Course

Certificate in Accounting

Tax Preparation

The Tax Preparation Certificate program prepares students for careers in individual income tax preparation. Students will learn about basic accounting and tax regulations and how to use tax software to prepare and file tax returns. Students will also obtain practical experience through participating in the Tax Help Colorado program, preparing actual income tax returns for low income families in the Denver Metro area. The certificate can provide individuals with skills necessary to advance in their current business 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. Please see an Academic Advisor about this pathway.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ACC 101 Fundamentals of Accounting 1 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 125 Computerized Accounting(Offered in Spring only) 3
Or ACC 135
Spreadsheet Applications for Accounting (Offered in Fall only) 
ACC 133 Tax Help Colorado Practicum(Offered in Spring only) 1
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 1 3
 Subtotal7
 Total Credits16
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Building Block Course