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 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

Courses
Outcomes
  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    COMS203Speech Communications4.5
    ECON210Principles of Macroeconomics4.5
    ECON212Principles of Microeconomics4.5
    ENGL101Composition and Critical Thinking4.5
    ENGL103Composition: Writing and Research4.5
     
    GOVT201American Government and Public Affairs4.5
    or
    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
    or
    HUMNELEHumanities Elective4.5
    Total Credit Hours:57
    Courses: Core
    IT254Spreadsheet Applications4
    MGM255Management Fundamentals4
    MGMT235Business Law I4
     
    UNIV201Career Planning and Management4
    or
    MGMT215Management in Film4
     
    ACCT201Accounting I4
    ACCT202Accounting II4
    ACCT203Accounting III4
    ACCT210Computerized Accounting4
    ACCT225Introduction to Tax4
    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.

  • 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.

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