An AS in Accounting gives students the foundation they need for entry-level employment in the accounting department of any business or to become a CPA. It prepares students to pursue a career in finance or corporate management, to work in government, or to become business owners. It also fulfills some of the requirements for the AS-T in Business Administration degree designed to transfer to accounting programs at CSU campuses.
To earn this degree, students must complete all of the following requirements:
1. All department (major) requirements (25-29 units) listed below with a “C” or better or
“P” in each course (at least 20% of the department requirements must be completed
2. One of the following three General Education options:
a. OPTION 1: A minimum of 18 units of SBCC General Education Requirements
(Areas A-D) and Institutional Requirements (Area E) and Information
Competency Requirement (Area F) OR
b. OPTION 2: IGETC Pattern OR
c. OPTION 3: CSU GE Breadth Pattern
3. A total of 60 degree-applicable units (SBCC courses numbered 100 and higher).
4. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all units attempted at SBCC.
5. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all college units attempted.
6. A minimum of 12 units through SBCC.
|Course Number||Course Title|| 2018-19 |
Annual # Sections
| 2018-19 |
Annual Enrollment Total
| 2019-20 |
Annual # Sections
| 2019-20 |
Annual Enrollment Total
|ACCT 150||Introduction to Accounting Software and Systems||1||20||1||25|
|ACCT 230||Financial Accounting||13||362||17||508|
|ACCT 240||Managerial Accounting||7||218||8||245|
|COMP 101||Introduction to Computer Applications||11||241||12||246|
|BLAW 101 OR BLAW 110||Business Law OR Legal Environment of Business||8||238||8||252|
|COMP 109||Microsoft Excel||2||47||2||42|
|COMP 171 OR COMP 271||Business English OR Business Communications||3||71||2||58|
|MGMT 102||Leadership in Organizations||1||35||1||15|
|IBUS 102||Introduction to International Business||6||142||9||223|
|CIS 101||Introduction to Computers and Information Systems||12||240||10||212|
|ACCT 110||Introduction to Accounting||13||308||12||269|
|ACCT 120||Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations||0||0||1||21|
|ACCT 160||Accounting with Quickbooks||2||34||2||35|
|ACCT 130||Payroll Accounting||1||10||1||12|
|ACCT 215||Fundamentals of Income Tax||1||15||1||6|
|ACCT 280||Accounting Ethics and Leadership||0||0||0||0|
|FIN 202||Managerial Finance||3||55||2||37|
An AS in Accounting gives students the foundation they need for entry-level employment in the
accounting department of any business or to become a CPA. It prepares students to pursue a
career in finance or corporate management, to work in government, or to become business
owners. It also fulfills some of the requirements for the AS-T in Business Administration degree
designed to transfer to accounting programs at CSU campuses.
Accounting courses provide the essential foundation needed to succeed in these career areas:
● Management: general management, financial management, budget management,
assets management, controller, treasurer
● Private Accounting: general financial accounting, accounting information systems
design, cost accounting, budgeting, taxation, internal auditing, data processing
● Public Accounting—CPAs: auditing, tax compliance and tax planning services,
management advisory services, computerized accounting systems
● Government Accounting
● Accounting Education: teaching, research, consulting
The main competencies achieved in this program include:
Technical Competency: Computer Systems Literacy
Income Tax Literacy
1. Use introductory managerial accounting concepts to make decisions within a business.
2. Apply generally accepted accounting principles to record common business transactions,
to prepare simple financial statements, and to analyze the results of operations, cash
flows and financial position as reported.
3. Calculate and explain the impact of alternate generally accepted accounting principles for
financial ratio analysis and economic analysis.
4. Recognize the elementary business laws and the consequences of ignoring or not
following legal business precepts and/or behaving unethically.
5. Use computer technology and applications to record, report and analyze business
transactions and their effects on operating, investing and financing activities.
6. Prepare financial reports and communiqués, using standard Business English.
7. Define elementary business management concepts.
|Course Number||Course Title||Units||Sequence|
|Core Courses (17 units)|
|ACCT 150||Introduction to Accounting Software and Systems||4||Spring II|
|ACCT 230||Financial Accounting||5||Spring I|
|ACCT 240||Managerial Accounting||4||Fall II|
|COMP 101||Introduction to Computer Applications||4||Fall I|
|CIS 101||Introduction to Computers and Information Systems||4|
|Complete one course from the following (3-4 units):|
|BLAW 101||Business Law||4||Spring I|
|BLAW 110||Legal Environment of Business||4|
|COMP 109||Microsoft Excel||4||Spring I|
|COMP 171||Business English||3||Spring I|
|OR COMP 271||OR Business Communications||3|
|MGMT 102||Leadership in Organizations||3||Spring I|
|IBUS 102||Introduction to International Business||3||Spring I|
|BUS 101||Introduction to Business||3||Spring I|
|Complete two courses from the following (5-8 units):|
|ACCT 110||Introduction to Accounting||4||Fall I|
|ACCT 120||Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations||2||Fall II|
|ACCT 160||Accounting with Quickbooks||3||Fall II|
|ACCT 130||Payroll Accounting||4||Fall II|
|ACCT 215||Fundamentals of Income Tax||4||Fall II|
|ACCT 280||Accounting Ethics and Leadership||3||Fall II|
|FIN 202||Managerial Finance||3||Fall II|
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