Accounting, Associate of Applied Science

Program Information

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 started successful bookkeeping and income tax businesses. You can also use this degree to kick-start your accounting degree at a four-year university.

The San Jacinto College Accounting Program*:

  • Prepares students to work in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and banking in companies and organizations; and
  • Opens students to careers in non-business fields such as government and the legal profession.

* Note: The AAS degree is not designed to transfer completely to a four-year university. For more information, students may consult an educational planner/counselor or Department Chair.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of this degree, students should be able to find entry-level employment in:

  • Accounts Payable,
  • Accounts Receivable,
  • Payroll,
  • Banking,
  • Bookkeeping, and
  • Income Tax Accounting.

Earning Potential

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks: $41,199 per year1

For more information, students may contact Central campus at 281-476-1841; or North campus at 281-998-6150, x7306.


Central Campus
North Campus


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 Business Associate of Arts (AA) degree in the catalog and see a counselor prior to registration.

Plan of Study

Central and North Campuses

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
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
Second Term
ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
ACNT 1331 Federal Income Tax: Individual 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
Speech 3
Third Term
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
Fourth Term
ACNT 2304 Intermediate Accounting II 3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Humanities) or Creative Arts (Fine Arts) 3
Economics or Psychology or Sociology 3
MATH 1332
Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) (or higher) 1
or College Algebra
ACNT 2302 Accounting Capstone 3
 Total Credits60

Verification of workplace competencies

Capstone Experience: ACNT 2302 Accounting Capstone