Accounting (APACCT)

Associate in Applied Science

This associate degree program prepares students for jobs with duties assigned such as:

  • Producing financial records for organizations
  • Recording financial transactions
  • Updating financial statements
  • Preparing tax returns
  • Processing payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable

This is a high demand, high skill program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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2021-2022 Academic Requirements

This program prepares students for jobs with duties assigned to a beginning accountant such as verifying additions, checking audits, postings, and vouchers, analyzing accounts, and preparing financial statements. Many of the courses transfer to four-year colleges, including programs at Eastern Michigan University, Madonna University, and Walsh College. If the primary goal is to transfer into a bachelor's of business administration program in accounting, consider the Business Transfer program.

High Demand Occupation High Skill Occupation , as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

Cleary University, BBA degrees;
Eastern Michigan University, BBA or BS degree;
Walsh College, BBA or BS degree
Wayne State University, BS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: https://www.wccnet.edu/learn/transfer-wcc-credits/articulation-agreements.php .

Students must have:
-Academic Math Level of 3 to enroll in MTH 125 and MTH 160
-Academic Math Level of 4 to enroll in MTH 176

Division
Business/Computer Technologies
Department
Business Department
Advisors
Mark Johnston
Julianne Davies
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ACC 111   Principles of Accounting I 3
BMG 140   Introduction to Business 3
BOS 184   Spreadsheet Software Applications I 3
CIS 110   Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3
MTH 125 or   Everyday College Math
MTH 160 or   Basic Statistics
MTH 176   College Algebra 4
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ACC 110   Payroll Accounting 2
ACC 122   Principles of Accounting II 3
ACC 131   QuickBooks Software 3
BMG 111   Business Law I 3
COM 101   Fundamentals of Speaking 3
TAX 101   Income Taxes for Individuals 3
Total 17
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ACC 213   Intermediate Accounting I 3
BMG 265   Business Statistics 3
ECO 211   Principles of Economics I 3
  Nat. Sci. Elective(s) 3
  Arts/Human. Elective(s)* 3
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ACC 214   Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 225   Managerial Cost Accounting 3
BMG 207   Business Communication 3
ECO 222   Principles of Economics II 3
ENG 111   Composition I 4
Total 16

Total Credits Required
64

Footnotes

*See the EMU Diverse World Requirement list.

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Business School does not accept business or accounting courses from community colleges. If you wish to transfer into an accounting major at UM, please see a counselor.