Accounting, Associate of Applied Science
Accounting has become one of the most prominent themes in business. Changing regulations, compliance initiatives and increasing corporate complexity have brought accounting professionals to the forefront of business and government. Our graduates have gone on to start successful bookkeeping and income tax businesses. You can also use this degree to kick-start your interest in pursuing accounting at a four-year university.
The San Jacinto College Accounting Program:
- Prepares students to work in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and banking in any number of companies and organizations
- Opens students to careers in non-business fields such as government officials and the legal profession
*Please note, however, that the AAS degree is not designed to completely transfer to a four-year university. For more information, students may consult an educational planner/counselor or Department Chair.
Upon completion of this degree, students should be able to find entry-level employment in:
- Accounts Payable,
- Accounts Receivable,
- Bookkeeping, and
- Income Tax Accounting.
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerk median salary: $40,746 per year1
Source: texaswages.com, Gulf Coast region, 2017
For more information, contact Central campus at 281-476-1841; North campus at 281-998-6150, x7306.
The two-year technical Accounting Program is for individuals preparing for immediate entry into the accounting field. Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting should refer to the information about the Associate of Arts (AA) degree in the catalog and see a counselor prior to registration.
Plan of Study
Central and North Campuses
|ACCT 2301||Principles of Financial Accounting||3|
|BUSI 1301||Business Principles||3|
|ACNT 1329||Payroll and Business Tax Accounting||3|
|ACNT 1311||Introduction to Computerized Accounting||3|
|BCIS 1305||Business Computer Applications||3|
|ACCT 2302||Principles of Managerial Accounting||3|
|ACNT 1331||Federal Income Tax: Individual||3|
|ENGL 1301||Composition I||3|
|BUSI 2301||Business Law||3|
|ACNT 2345||Technical Writing for Accountants||3|
|ACNT 2303||Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|ACNT 2309||Cost Accounting||3|
|ACNT 1313||Computerized Accounting Applications||3|
|ACNT 2366||Practicum (or Field Experience) - Accounting||3|
|ACNT 2304||Intermediate Accounting II||3|
|Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Humanities) or Creative Arts (Fine Arts)||3|
|Economics or Psychology or Sociology||3|
or MATH 1314
|Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) (or higher) 1
or College Algebra
|ACNT 2302||Accounting Capstone||3|
Students desiring to obtain a baccalaureate degree should take MATH 1314 College Algebra.
Verification of workplace competencies
Capstone Experience: ACNT 2302 Accounting Capstone