May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Southern Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Southern Academic Catalog

Business Accounting, A.A.S.


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Purpose

The Business Accounting Program is designed to provide a sound background in accounting skills for students who choose to enter the work force upon the completion of an Associate in Applied Science degree. Fundamental principles (two courses) as well as taxes, payroll, and managerial emphasis are incorporated into the program. Accounting job opportunities can be found in almost every industry.

The full Business Accounting Program is available online. Some courses may be offered at Campus locations. Check schedule for offerings.

Program Level Outcomes:

  1. Record financial transactions with accuracy for a variety of businesses and business-related organizations using GAAP approved methods.
  2. Prepare unbiased financial statements for a variety of organizations that communicate the financial health and standing of the organization.
  3. Analyze the data contained in the financial statements, and communicate recommendations and possible solutions to stakeholders and decision makers.
  4. Implement and enforce internal controls designed to ensure efficient and proper use of funds.
  5. Perform duties ethically, avoiding conflicts of interest, and maintaining confidence in the Accounting profession.

Credit Hours: 15


Credit Hours: 15


Credit Hours: 15


Fourth Semester


Credit Hours: 15


Total Credit Hours: 60


~ Designates courses on the statewide Core Coursework Transfer Agreement.

¹Restricted Elective: Any Accounting (AC), Business (BU), Economics (EC), Finance (FN), Management (MG), or Marketing (MK) course not already specified in the program may be used to fulfill the restricted elective requirement.

This degree program provides students the opportunity to receive credit for their high school EDGE courses (http://careertech.k12.wv.us/ edge/edgeCollege.html) as designated by the (E) within the program sequence.

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