Accounting Paraprofessional (AAS)
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Accounting Paraprofessional program is designed to provide a sound background in fundamental accounting skills for individuals planning to enter the field at the paraprofessional level. Some of the goals of this program are to develop students’ abilities (1) to critically and constructively analyze the function of accounting systems in relation to the organization, its management, and its goals (2) to understand accounting management and, in particular, how these roles affect various profiles of the company.
You must earn a grade of C or better for all courses within the program.
Strong college-level reading skills are important for the successful completion of accounting (ACC) coursework.
The semesters in which general education courses (SB, HU, COM, and Science) are suggested are flexible and may be switched in sequence. You should consider taking one or more of these courses during the summer session in order to distribute your class load more evenly between the semesters.
A total of nine (9) credits of Restricted Electives are required for this program. Some restricted electives may have prerequisites and/or corequisites that are not included in the total program credits. If you are interested in taking restricted electives that had additional requisites, you will need to adjust your academic plan to incorporate these courses, or obtain permission from your instructor to waive these requirements based on prior experience and/or training.
If you are planning to transfer to a university for your bachelor’s degree, this program may not be the best choice for you, as some of these courses may not transfer. You should meet with an Academic Advisor or the Program Director to discuss your academic and/or professional goals, and decide the best curriculum path for you.