Associate of Science in Accounting

An increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and regulations and increased scrutiny of company finances can spur the need for effective accountants and auditors. Equip yourself with the accounting expertise that can help you prepare to pursue an entry-level position in the finance industry with an Associate of Science in Accounting degree from Colorado Technical University.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
This business degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

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    Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    COMS203Speech Communications4.5
    ECON210Principles of Macroeconomics4.5
    ECON212Principles of Microeconomics4.5
    ENGL104Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105Professional Written Communications 4.5
    GOVT201American Government and Public Affairs4.5
    HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century4.5
    MATH102Introduction to College Math4.5
    MATH106Algebra for Business4.5
    PSYC102Introductory Psychology4.5
    SCI101Introduction to the Sciences4.5
    SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course1.5
    SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability4.5
    SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course1.5
    UNIV104Academic and Career Success4.5
    HUMNELEHumanities Elective4.5
    Total Credit Hours:57
    Courses: Core
    ACCT201Accounting I4
    ACCT202Accounting II4
    ACCT203Accounting III4
    ACCT210Computerized Accounting4
    ACCT225Introduction to Tax4
    IT254Spreadsheet Applications4
    MGM255Management Fundamentals4
    MGMT235Business Law I4
    UNIV201Career Planning and Management4
    Total Credit Hours:36

    Total Credit Hours: 93

    Accounting courses at CTU align to the educational standards of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The student who meets the unique requirements of the State Board of Accounting in their state’s Application for CPA Licensure is qualified to sit for the CPA exam.

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    Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:

    Students in CTU associate degree programs may bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. CTU Fast Track™ lets students earn college credit for what they already know. As a result, students can complete their degree up to 30% faster. Just as important, by passing multiple Fast Track exams, students can save up to 30% on tuition because they won’t have to pay for the classes they test out of. There’s no additional cost for the exams and no penalty if a student fails to pass.*

    Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how many courses you may be able to earn credit for.

    *The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track™ tests successfully passed. Fast Track™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.

  • Outcomes

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity— starting with the right associate degree. Potential career paths for those who earn an Associate of Science in Accounting degree include:2

    • Accountant
    • Staff Accountant
    • Senior Accountant
    • Credit Analyst
    • Accounting Manager
    • Junior Accountant
    • Cost Accountant
    • Accounting Analyst
    • Budget Analyst
    • Associate Accountant

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1Students may be required to complete some or all coursework for the program via Virtual Campus delivery.

2;The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.