Associate of Arts in Accounting

Purpose

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CTU’s Associate of Arts in Accounting program is designed to provide the graduates with the skills necessary to assume bookkeeping, accounting, computerized accounting, work processing, and other related business duties and functions in an organization.

Objectives

The Associate of Arts in Accounting shares the objectives of

  • Being skilled individuals of business organization
  • Being professional accounting personals in the field of business
  • Being effective communicators

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete.

  • Associate degree application for admission
  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • A copy of the applicant’s high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate
  • Official high school transcript showing a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00

*Requested and/or required official transcripts from other institutions must be sent directly to the admission office. Transcripts delivered to the university directed by students or persons other than the providing institution are not acceptable.

Tuition and Fees

Refer to Associate of Arts in Accounting Tuition and Fees.

Standard of Student Achievement and Graduation Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 92 units of the following coursework with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale.

  • Complete 28 units of general education courses
  • Complete 52 units of common core courses.
  • Complete 12 units of unrestricted courses.
  • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit.

Time Limit

The Associate of Arts in Accounting program must be completed within 2 years (maximum 3 years) from the time the student commenced the course. This time limit may be extended due to special circumstances.

Prerequisite Courses

International students must finish appropriate ESL courses provided by an approved ESL school by the time they start the Accounting courses. They need to submit a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 70 taken within the past year or pass the institutions Language Proficiency Exam. If an applicant does not pass the exam, the student should enroll in our ESL program. Upon completing of the ESL program, the student can start the degree program.

General Education Courses

7 Courses – 28 units – 280 Academic Hours

– Complete 28 units of general education courses in the following fields:

Course No. Course Title Units Hours
GE 100 English 8 80
GE 200 Mathematics 4 40
GE 300 Natural Sciences 4 40
GE 400 Humanities 4 40
GE 500 Social Sciences 4 40
GE 600 Foreign Language 4 40
Total 28 280

Common Core Courses

Course No. Course Title Units Hours
AC 101 Accounting 1 4 40
AC 102 Accounting 2 4 40
AC 103 Accounting 3 4 40
AC 106 Managerial Accounting 4 40
AC 108 Payroll Accounting 4 40
AC 110 Computerized Accounting 1 4 40
AC 111 Computerized Accounting 2 4 40
AD 101 Auditing 4 40
BS 101 Introduction to Business 4 40
BS 102 Principles of Business Management 4 40
BS 103 Business Law 1 4 40
BS 104 Business Law 2 4 40
BS 110 Business Ethics 4 40
BS 111 Business Communication 4 40
BS 112 Business Plan 4 40
DB 101 Spread Sheet 4 40
DB 110 Data Base 4 40
EC 101 Introduction to Economics 4 40
TX 101 Principles of Taxation 4 40
WP 101 Word Processing 1 4 40
WP 102 Word Processing 2 4 40
Total 84 840

*After taking the above classes, you are eligible to get a QuickBooks certificate.