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The Accounting program is designed to provide the theoretical and practical background necessary for supervisory and administrative careers in accounting and accounting-related areas.

For more information about Accountancy, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: ACCOU.AAS

Program Requirements
ACCOU 2140Financial Accounting4
ACCOU 2150Managerial Accounting4
ACCOU 2205Federal Taxation I3
ACCOU 2241Intermediate Accounting I4
ACCOU 2242Intermediate Accounting II4
ACCOU 2251Cost Accounting4
BUSIN 1100Introduction to Business3
CIS 1110Introduction to Informatics2-3
or CIS 1150 Understand Computers/Information/Systems
ECONO 2201Macroeconomics and the Global Economy3
OFTI 1200MS Office for Professional Staff3
PHILO 1114Business Ethics3
Program Electives
Select at least 15 credits from any 1000- or 2000-level Accounting course not listed in program requirements, or from the courses listed below:15
Business Law I
Data Analysis with Spreadsheets
Microeconomics and the Global Economy
General Education
Select 12 to 15 credits 112-15
Total Credits64-68

In addition to the courses listed above.

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3 3
ACCOU 2140 Financial Accounting (fulfills Contemporary Life Skills requirement) 4
BUSIN 1100 Introduction to Business 3
Gen EdMathematics 1 3-5
ECONO 2201 Macroeconomics and the Global Economy 5 3
Second Semester
Gen EdPhysical and Life Sciences 2 3-5
ACCOU 2150 Managerial Accounting 4
OFTI 1200 MS Office for Professional Staff 3
CIS 1110
Introduction to Informatics
or Understand Computers/Information/Systems
ECONO 2202 Microeconomics and the Global Economy 7 3
Summer Semester
Program ElectiveSelect one that interests you 3
Third Semester
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 6 3
ACCOU 2241 Intermediate Accounting I 4
ACCOU 2205 Federal Taxation I 3
Program ElectiveSelect one that interests you 3
PHILO 1114 Business Ethics 4 3
Fourth Semester
ACCOU 2242 Intermediate Accounting II 4
ACCOU 2251 Cost Accounting 4
ACCOU 2206 Federal Taxation II 7 3
Program ElectiveSelect one that interests you 3
 Total Credits64-69

Select one that meets Transfer Requirements.


Requirement: must select a course with a laboratory component


Fulfills Communications (written) Gen Ed requirement


Fulfills Humanities and Fine Arts Gen Ed requirement


Fulfills Social and Behavioral Science Gen Ed requirement


Fulfills Communications (oral) Gen Ed requirement


Recommended program elective

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.
  • ACCOU 2140 Financial Accounting will be completed
  • Consider participating in the Accounting Club to gain insight on the profession
  • Join the AICPA and the Illinois CPA Society as a student affiliate member, (this is free) as this will provide you with great resources about the profession, scholarship and networking opportunities

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.
  • Resume Preparation will be completed in ACCOU 2150 Managerial Accounting
  • Consider attending college internship and job fairs to build networking skills
  • Consider meeting with an Accounting faculty member to help with the selection of program electives that interest you

Third Semester

  • Consider meeting with a faculty member and attending accounting presentations to learn about the CPA Exam

Fourth Semester

  • While enrolled in ACCOU 2251 Cost Accounting learn about the CMA Exam
  • Spring Term the Accounting Program offers ACCOU 2200 Income Tax Return Preparation which is an incredible opportunity to gain experience doing taxes in the IRS VITA program