Associate of Science in Accounting

Businesses and organizations need highly-skilled accountants and auditors who can monitor day-to-day financial operations and adapt quickly to changing laws and regulations. CTU’s Associate of Science in Accounting (ASACC) degree program helps students prepare for entry-level employment in the accounting field. The AS Accounting degree program teaches the foundational knowledge, communication skills and real-world experience that are essential to a number of career paths. From tax fundamentals to business law to computerized accounting, the Associate of Science in Accounting curriculum is designed to focus on a broad range of core accounting principles and strategies. Students who earn their degree will have the option to pursue a career in their field or to continue their education with CTU’s Bachelors of Science in Accounting degree program. Additionally, CTU’s Accounting program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

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

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  • Total Credits 

    93
  • Program Availability

    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

Program Details

Program Outline
Courses
Related Degrees
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  • Program Outline

    CTU’s Associate of Science in Accounting degree program includes 93 total credit hours of required instruction. These include 57 hours of general education courses and an additional 36 hours of concentrated credits. In total, the ASA degree consists of:

    • General Education: Students admitted to the ASA program must complete CTU’s general Associate of Sciences education course requirements. This coursework is designed to help provide students with a wealth of fundamental knowledge across a range of disciplines, including math, science, history and writing. General education courses include Technical and Professional Writing, Algebra for Business, Environmental Science and Sustainability, and more.
    • Core Education: The core Associate of Science in Accounting coursework is designed to provide a foundation of essential accounting concepts, theories and practices. Core education courses in the program include Spreadsheet Applications, Business Law, Management in Film, and Introduction to Tax Law.
  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    ECON210Principles of Macroeconomics4.5
    ECON212Principles of Microeconomics4.5
    ENGL104Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105Professional Written Communications 4.5
     
    GOVT201American Government and Public Affairs4.5
    or
    HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century4.5
     
    LITR201Literature: A Reflection of Life4.5
    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
    or
    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.

  • Related Degrees

    Students who earn their Associate of Science in Accounting degree may choose to further their education by pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting degree.

  • Tuition

    Tuition

    Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

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  • Ways to Save

    Ways to Save

    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

    CTU’s Associate of Science in Accounting degree program should equip the student to:

    • Identify and resolve accounting issues ethically
    • Analyze accounts for a small to medium-side organization
    • Prepare financial statements for business according to US GAAP; and use accounting tools for decision making.
    • Employ tools, principles, and techniques of continuous process improvement in order to achieve quality and excellence in the workplace.
    • Apply appropriate concepts and principles of finance, accounting, and statistics to make effective decisions.

    From privately-owned corporations to government entities to non-profit organizations, these degree competencies can be applied to wide range of industries. Students who complete the degree program may consider a number of different careers including2:

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