Associate of Science in Accounting

CTU’s Associate of Science in Accounting degree program is designed to help students prepare to pursue entry-level employment in the accounting field. The AS Accounting degree program teaches the foundational knowledge, communication skills and real-world experience to help students prepare for their career paths. From tax fundamentals to business law to computerized accounting, the Associate of Science in Accounting curriculum is designed to focus on a range of core accounting principles and strategies. Students who earn their degree may 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

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PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    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
    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
    Courses: Core
    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.

  • Tuition

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

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    Students in CTU bachelor's 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

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • 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.
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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

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Aurora (Denver Area) - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

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