Program Overview

The Accounting associate degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in accounting in today’s technology-driven workplaces.  Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.  Program graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting.

Areas covered in this program include maintaining a set of books for business entities,
account classifications, subsidiary record accounting, corporate accounting, cost
accounting, payroll, computerized accounting, spreadsheet and database fundamentals, tax preparation, and word processing. The program emphasizes a combination of
accounting theory and practical application necessary for successful employment using both manual and computerized accounting systems.

Students may enter the Accounting degree program every semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 5 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 64 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Accounting degree program must be able to work in an office environment, work with numbers, solve problems, work with people, multi-task, display a professional appearance, and work with computers.  They should also have a strong work ethic, and be responsible, discreet and trustworthy.

Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode

  • North Campus (Sandersville)
  • South Campus (Dublin)
  • Online (Distance Education)

Salary Potential

$27,000.00 – $30,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees: $8,155.00
Books & Supplies: $2,400.00

(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Accounting degree program are prepared for employment as bookkeepers, accounting technicians, data entry clerks, payroll technicians, accounts payable clerks, and accounts receivable clerks. Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test. In lieu of the placement test, official scores on the COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT or GED may be substituted.

The College may accept transfer credit for other courses according to the College’s transfer policy.

Articulation Agreements

For information on further advancing your education after completing your Associate of Applied Science Degree, see our Articulation (Transfer) Agreements.



Course Overview

  • AREA I - Language/Arts Communication
  • ENGL1101Composition and Rhetoric3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA II - Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • PSYC1101Introductory Psychology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics
  • Choose one of the following:
  • MATH1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1111College Algebra3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA IV - Humanities/Fine Arts
  • Choose one of the following:
  • ENGL2110World Literature3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • ENGL2130American Literature3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Program-Specific General Education Core Requirements
  • To meet the minimum required 15 semester credit hours in General Core Courses, students must take an additional 3 semester credit hours.
  • ENGL1102Literature and Composition3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • HIST2111U.S. History I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • HIST2112U.S. History II3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • POLS1101American Government3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • SOCI1101Introduction to Sociology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Occupational Courses
  • ACCT1100Financial Accounting I4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • ACCT1105Financial Accounting II4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • ACCT2000Managerial Accounting3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • ACCT1115Computerized Accounting3 credit hours75 contact hours
  • ACCT1120Spreadsheet Applications4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • ACCT1125Individual Tax Accounting3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • ACCT1130Payroll Accounting3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • BUSN1440Document Production4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • XXXXXXXXAccounting Electives9 credit hours0 contact hours
  • XXXXXXXXElective - 9 Hours9 credit hours0 contact hours