Associate of Science in Accounting
For many students, the path to finding success begins with an associate’s degree. If you’re a born number-cruncher, the Associate of Science degree in Accounting from CTU may be a good fit for you.
In this program, you can study the basics of entry-level accounting, the foundations of finance, and their respective places in business. And you can work to prepare to transition either into the workplace or to a bachelor’s degree program in accounting or finance.
CTU’s Associate of Science in Accounting program
- Is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
- Has CTU Fast Track™ exams available, a series of mini modules designed to test your knowledge of key course objectives, offering the opportunity to earn college credit for what you already know
- Aligns to the first two years of CTU’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree program
At CTU, working-adult students come first. Our flexible online course schedule and mobile app are designed to help you to build a class schedule around your schedule. And with grants and scholarships available for those who qualify, a degree from CTU can be both achievable and affordable. Learn more below or fill out the form to speak with an admissions advisor.
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)
- Colorado Springs
- Aurora (Denver Area)
Courses: General Education
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours ECON210 Principles of Macroeconomics 4.5 ECON212 Principles of Microeconomics 4.5 ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5 ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5 GOVT201 American Government and Public Affairs 4.5 or HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century 4.5 LITR201 Literature: A Reflection of Life 4.5 or LITR225 Innovation and Leadership In Literature MATH102 Introduction to College Math 4.5 MATH106 Algebra for Business 4.5 PSYC102 Introductory Psychology 4.5 SCI101 Introduction to the Sciences 4.5 SCI103 Science and Technology- Laboratory Course 1.5 SCI201 Environmental Science and Sustainability 4.5 SCI203 Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course 1.5 UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5 or HUMNELE Humanities Elective 4.5 Total Credit Hours: 57
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours ACCT201 Accounting I 4 ACCT202 Accounting II 4 ACCT203 Accounting III 4 ACCT210 Computerized Accounting 4 ACCT225 Introduction to Tax 4 IT254 Spreadsheet Applications 4 MGM255 Management Fundamentals 4 MGMT235 Business Law I 4 UNIV201 Career Planning and Management 4 Total Credit Hours: 36
Total Credit Hours: 93
Accounting courses at CTU align with the educational standards of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The student who meets the unique content and hours requirements of the State Board of Accounting in their state’s Application for CPA Licensure is qualified to sit for the CPA exam. This program curriculum also integrates the competencies and body of knowledge in the Certified Managerial Accounting (CMA) exam. This program is not designed to prepare students for the CPA or CMA examination or any other certification exam, but covers the knowledge areas of the uniform CPA and CMA certification.
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.
Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.
View our tuition resources page for links to information on our civilian and military student tuition, books and fees.Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date
Ways to Save
Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:
- Active duty military status
- Number of CTU Fast Track™ courses successfully passed
- Number of credits transferred and accepted from other institutions
- Eligibility for a Corporate Alliances Grant (check with your CTU Admissions Advisor)
- Tuition Reimbursement (talk to your HR Manager)
- Grants or scholarships at CTU
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.
Where do I go from here?
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Classes start January 1, 2019!
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