Accounting - Associate of Science





The mission of the South College School of Business is to prepare students to become successful professionals capable of functioning in a diverse, dynamic, global economy. The programs offered emphasize teaching excellence and a learning environment that contributes to student development. The School seeks to contribute to the business community through professional involvement and applied intellectual contributions.

Student Outcomes

Through completion of one or more of the programs offered by the South College School of Business, students will:

  1. Analyze and develop financial statements, journals, and ledgers as part of the accounting cycle.
  2. Independently design a manual and computerized accounting system utilizing all of the steps in the accounting cycle.
  3. Examine current management practices and compose business correspondence necessary for communication and policy implementation in organizations.

Associate of Science Degree in Accounting

The accounting degree program is designed to provide students with the appropriate knowledge and skills associated with the field of accounting. The goal of the program is to prepare students to seek employment in areas such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, bookkeeping, and accounting office management positions. These positions may be found in such diverse sectors as business, health, government, manufacturing, and social services.

Admission Requirements

All students must minimally meet the requirements for general admission to South College. General admission to South College does not guarantee admission to the accounting or business programs. Program admission is not granted until the following is met:

The Associate of Science in Accounting requires successful completion of 8 hours in the major curriculum at South College, earning the minimum grades required by the program. For the AS Accounting program, ACC 1000 must be successfully completed.

Major curriculum courses required in this program include courses in these areas:

  • Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Business Taxation
  • Business Law
  • Spreadsheet Applications
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Business Communications


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* Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. The information included here is estimated for a full-time student. *

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