Accounting

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Accounting

A.A.S. / Certificate / A.S.

Expected Hours for A.A.S. Degree

63

Expected Hours for Certificate

21

Expected Hours for A.S. Degree

60-62

What is Accounting, A.A.S.?

The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting is designed to prepare students for employment in public, private, and governmental accounting as a paraprofessional. The program covers financial, managerial, and tax accounting using manual and computerized accounting systems.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to do the following:

  1. Explain the role of accounting in business and how accounting information systems are used to gather, summarize, report, and analyze financial data
  2. Perform the steps in the accounting cycle, complying with generally accepted accounting principles
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of local, state, and federal tax laws and competence in tax planning and compliance
  4. Identify ethical issues and apply value-based reasoning systems to accounting issues.

What are my options at Cleveland State Community College?

Cleveland State Community College Program Options:

  • Accounting Technical Certificate
    • Complete your certificate in less than a year!
    •  
  • Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
    • Two-year degree
    •  
  • Accounting Emphasis (TTP): Transfer Degree (AS)
    • If you plan to continue to a four-year institution

Accreditation Information

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Every quality business program worldwide is accredited.

ACBSP Accredited

Program Results

What is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

ENGL 1010

English Composition I

3

GEN 1010

First Year Seminar

3

INFS 1010*

Computer Applications

3

ACCT 1010*

Principles of Accounting I

3

BUSN 1305

Introduction to Business

3

BUSN 1320*

Business Calculations

3


Fall Semester Milestones

  • Complete any learning support required in order to register for ENGL 1010
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

MATH 1530

Introductory Statistics

3

COMM 2025

Fundamentals of Communication

3

ACCT 1020*

Principles of Accounting II

3

ACCT 2301*

Payroll Accounting

3

BUSN 2370*

Legal Environments of Business

3


Spring Semester Milestones

 

  •  

 

    • Successful completion of ACCT 1010 required for progression to ACCT 1020 and ACCT 2301. A grade of C or higher is recommended.
    • Cooperative Education and Service-Learning Experiences are great ways to gain hands-on experience in your career field and make sure your selected career is a good fit for you. These experiences are also great to share in future job interviews and resumes.  Email coopeducation@clevelandstatecc.edu for more information
    •  
    • Successful completion of learning support required or two years of high school algebra for MATH 1530
    • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration. Remember, advising is key to success!
    • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing. If this is your first term of enrollment and you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is December 1.

Fall Semester

ECON 2200

Principles of Microeconomics

3

ACCT 2341

Cost Accounting

3

ACCT 2362

Forensic Accounting

3

ACCT 2382

Accounting Systems Applications

3

BUSN 1300*

Personal Finance

3


Fall Semester Milestones

  • Successful completion of ACCT 1010 required for progression to ACCT 2341 and ACCT 2362. A grade of C or higher is recommended.
  • CONGRATULATIONS-Upon completion of BUSN 1300, you now have an Accounting Technical Certificate!  See the Enrollment Services Office to apply for this certificate.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration. Remember, advising is key to success!
  • Be sure to report your completed, approved Service-Learning hours at http://srvc.tbr.edu/ to be eligible for a Service-Learning Student Recognition Award at graduation. Need assistance? Email service_learning@clevelandstatecc.edu.


Spring Semester

ECON 2100

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

PHIL 1040

Introduction to Ethics

3

ACCT 2331

Tax Accounting

3

ACCT 2399

Accounting Capstone

3

BUSN 2320

Business Finance

3


Spring Semester Milestones

  • Successful completion of ACCT 1020 required for progression to ACCT 2399. A grade of C or higher is recommended.
  • Successful completion of ACCT 1010 required for progression to ACCT 2320. A grade of C or higher is recommended.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
  • Congratulations!  After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain an overall 2.0 GPA, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
  • Apply to graduate by completing the online Intent to Graduate form under the Graduation Tab within Registration Tools & Forms on CougarNet.
  • Complete required program test and exit exam in the Testing Center. Schedule to take your exams by going to mycs.cc/testing.
  • Be sure to report your completed, approved Service-Learning hours at http://srvc.tbr.edu/ to be eligible for a Service-Learning Student Recognition Award at graduation. Need assistance? Email service_learning@clevelandstatecc.edu.

What is Accounting Certificate?

The Accounting Technical Certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in public, private, and governmental accounting as an entry level clerk. The program covers financial, managerial, and payroll tax accounting using manual and computerized accounting systems.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to do the following:

  1. Explain the role of accounting in business and how accounting information systems are used to gather, summarize, report, and analyze financial data
  2. Perform the steps in the accounting cycle, complying with generally accepted accounting principles
  3. Identify ethical issues and apply value-based reasoning systems to accounting issues.

What are my options at Cleveland State Community College?

Cleveland State Community College Program Options:

  • Accounting Technical Certificate
    • Complete your certificate in less than a year!
    •  
  • Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
    • Two-year degree
    •  
  • Accounting Emphasis (TTP): Transfer Degree (AS)
    • If you plan to continue to a four-year institution

What is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

INFS 1010

Computer Applications

3

ACCT 1010

Principles of Accounting I

3

BUSN 1300

Personal Finance

3

BUSN 1320

Business Calculations

3


Fall Semester Milestones

  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

ACCT 1020

Principles of Accounting II

3

ACCT 2301

Payroll Accounting

3

BUSN 2370

Legal Environment of Business

3


Spring Semester Milestones

  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing. If this is your first term of enrollment and you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is December 1.
  • Successful completion of ACCT 1010 required for progression to ACCT 1020. A grade of C or higher is recommended.
  • Congratulations!  After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain an overall 2.0 GPA, you will complete your one year certificate.  Apply to graduate with your certificate by completing the online Intent to Graduate form under the Graduation Tab within Registration Tools & Forms on Cougarnet.
  • This certificate is embedded into the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting.  See your advisor if you are interested in continuing on to complete your associate degree!

What is Accounting A.S.?

The Associate Science in Accounting is designed to prepare students for employment in public, private, and governmental accounting as a professional accountant. The program emphasizes financial and managerial accounting, microeconomics and macroeconomics.   

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to do the following:

  1. Explain the role of accounting in business and how accounting information systems are used to gather, summarize, report, and analyze financial data.
  2. Perform the steps in the accounting cycle, complying with generally accepted accounting principles.
  3. Determine the application, interpretation, and financial statement effect of specific accounting methods and procedures.
  4. Analyze and interpret financial statements and demonstrate an understanding of managerial accounting concepts and calculations.
  5. Analyze and evaluate structures and processes of diverse macroeconomic and microeconomic systems using a variety of basic economic tools and measurements.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of how economic and political activity influences the behavior of individuals and groups and how, in turn, they influence economic and political activity.
  7. Examine the economic theories and research that have formed the basis of microeconomic and macroeconomic policies for two centuries.  

What are my options at Cleveland State Community College?

Cleveland State Community College Program Options:

  • Accounting Emphasis (TTP): Transfer Degree (AS)
    • If you plan to continue to a four-year institution

What is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

ENGL 1010

English Composition I

3

GEN 1010

First Year Seminar

3

ACCT 1010*

Principles of Accounting I

3

INFS 1010

Computer Applications

3

MATH 1530

Introductory Statistics**

3


Fall Semester Milestones

  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
  • Successful completion of learning support required for ENGL 1010
  • Successful completion of Math learning support required for Natural Sciences
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!
  • Determine as early as possible what university you want to transfer to and discuss with your advisor.
  • **Students planning transfer to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville must complete MATH 2050 - Calculus-based Probability and Statistics. 

Spring Semester

ACCT 1020*

Principles of Accounting II

3

ENGL 1020

English Composition II

3

MATH 1630

or

MATH 1130

or

MATH 1710

Finite Mathematics

or

College Algebra

or

Precalculus Algebra***

3

COMM 2025

Fundamentals of Communication

3


HIST 2310

or

HIST 2010


Early World History

or

Early United States History*

3


Spring Semester Milestones

  • Successful completion of ACCT 1010 required for progression to ACCT 1020. A grade of C or higher is highly recommended.
  • Successful completion of learning support required or two years of high school algebra for MATH 1530
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!
  • Now is a good time to start talking with your advisor about your four-year college plans.  They can assist you with making the right course selections and the transfer process you will need to initiate as you also prepare to graduate from CSCC.

     

    FINANCIAL AID ALERT-Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing. If this is your first term of enrollment and you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is December 1.
  • Cooperative Education and Service-Learning Experiences are great ways to gain hands-on experience in your career field and make sure your selected career is a good fit for you. These experiences are also great to share in future job interviews and resumes.  Email coopeducation@clevelandstatecc.edu for more information
  • ***Students transferring to ETSU, MTSU or UT Knoxville should take MATH 1630 - Finite Mathematics. Students transferring to TSU, TTU, University of Memphis, UT Chattanooga or UT Martin should take a college algebra course.

Fall Semester

ECON 2200

Principles of Microeconomics

3

MATH 1830

Applied Calculus***

3

HIST 2320

or

HIST 2020

Modern World History

or

Modern United Stated History*

3

ART 2000

or

MUS 1030

Art History Survey I

or

Introduction to Music

3

ASTR 1010

or

BIOL 1010

Solar System Astronomy

or

Introduction to Biology

4


Fall Semester Milestones

  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!
  • Be sure to report your completed, approved Service-Learning hours at http://srvc.tbr.edu/ to be eligible for a Service-Learning Student Recognition Award at graduation. Need assistance? Email service_learning@clevelandstatecc.edu.

  • MATH 1830 - Applied Calculus or equivalent course is required at ETSU, UT Knoxville, University of Memphis, UT Chattanooga, TSU and TTU. ****MATH 1830 - Applied Calculus or equivalent is not required at UT Martin, APSU or MTSU and the student may instead wish to select an alternate guided elective in consultation with an academic advisor.
  • You will also want to begin the process to apply to the 4-yr university you plan to attend after your CSCC graduation.

Spring Semester

ECON 2100

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

PHIL 1040

Introduction to Ethics

3

ENGL 2110

or

ENGL 2120

Early American Lit

or

Modern American Lit

3

ASTR 1020

or

BIOL 1020

Stars + Galaxies Astronomy

or

Diversity of Life

4

PYSC 1030

or

CPED 1100

Introduction to Psychology

or

Career Exploration

3

or

1


Spring Semester Milestones

  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
  • Be sure to report your completed, approved Service-Learning hours at http://srvc.tbr.edu/ to be eligible for a Service-Learning Student Recognition Award at graduation. Need assistance? Email service_learning@clevelandstatecc.edu.

  • Congratulations!  After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain an overall 2.0 GPA, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
  • Apply to graduate by completing the online Intent to Graduate form under the Graduation Tab within Registration Tools & Forms on Cougarnet.
  • Complete required graduate exit exam in the Testing Center. Schedule to take your exam by going to mycs.cc/testing.
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