Accounting, Associate of Applied Science

Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Meramec

The degree is designed to provide students with a skill and knowledge background that will enhance an entry into the accounting job market. It is tailored to provide students with a comprehensive foundation in accounting and hands-on experience with computers using commercial accounting software.

Persons planning a career in accounting should have a proficiency in mathematics and be able to analyze, compare and interpret facts and figures quickly. Accuracy and the ability to handle responsibility with limited supervision are important. Courses in computer applications and work experience in the business area are extremely beneficial.

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Program of Study

Career General Education
ENG 100Career English3
or ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)
ENG 103Report Writing3
or ENG 102 College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)
ECO 151Principles of Macroeconomics (MOTR ECON 101)3
ECO 152Principles of Microeconomics (MOTR ECON 102)3
MTH xxxMathematics (140 level or higher)3
BUS 103Business Mathematics3
XXX xxxMissouri State Requirement3
Physical Education Activity
Select 2 credit hours2
Program Requirements
ACC 100Applied Accounting3
ACC 110Financial Accounting I4
ACC 114Managerial Accounting3
ACC 208Intermediate Accounting I3
ACC 213Survey of Business Taxes3
BLW 101Business Law I3
BUS 104Introduction to Business Administration3
Technology Core Courses
ACC 120Computer Accounting Applications for Business3
ACC 122Computer Accounting Applications - Spreadsheets3
ACC 124Computer Accounting Applications - Databases3
Area of Concentration
Select one of the following options:6
Accounting Associate Option:
Accounting electives
Tax Emphasis Option:
Approved tax electives
Business Electives
Select two of the following:6
ACC xxx
IS xxx
MGT xxx or MKT xxx
FIN xxx
Elementary Statistics
Total Credit Hours66
New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 100 Career English
or College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)
3ENG 030 and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 030.
MTH xxx3 MTH 140 or higher
ECO 151 Principles of Macroeconomics (MOTR ECON 101)3MTH 030 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.
BUS 104 Introduction to Business Administration3Reading Proficiency.
ACC 100 Applied Accounting3Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 102 College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)
or Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)
3ENG 100 or ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval and Reading Proficiency.
ECO 152 Principles of Microeconomics (MOTR ECON 102)3MTH 030 with a minimum grade of "C", or higher level math course or placement in higher level math course. Reading Proficiency.
BUS 103 Business Mathematics3Reading Proficiency.
ACC 110 Financial Accounting I4ACC 100 or one year of high school accounting or department approval and Reading Proficiency.
Social & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3  
Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
BLW 101 Business Law I3Reading Proficiency.
ACC 114 Managerial Accounting3ACC 110 with grade of "C" or better or departmental approval and Reading Proficiency.
ACC 120 Computer Accounting Applications for Business3ACC 100 and/or ACC 110 and/or department approval and Reading Proficiency.
ACC 122 Computer Accounting Applications - Spreadsheets3ACC 110 or department approval and Reading Proficiency.
ACC 213 Survey of Business Taxes3ACC 110 or department approval and Reading Proficiency.
Business Elective3 Choose from ACC, IS 116 or 151, MGT, MKT, FIN, BUS 201
Credit Hours18
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Physical Education Elective2 One credit must be an activity
ACC 124 Computer Accounting Applications - Databases3 ACC 110 or department approval and Reading Proficiency.Apply for graduation
ACC 208 Intermediate Accounting I3ACC 114 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval. Reading Proficiency.
Accounting Elective in the area of concentration3  
Accounting Elective in the area of concentration3  
Business Elective3 Choose from ACC, IS 116 or 151, MGT, MKT, FIN, BUS 201
Credit Hours17
Total Credit Hours66

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.