Accounting Paraprofessional (AAS)

Program Information

This Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in the Accounting Paraprofessional program is designed to provide a sound background in fundamental accounting skills for individuals planning to enter the field at the paraprofessional level. Some of the goals of this program are to develop students' abilities (1) to critically and constructively analyze the function of accounting systems in relation to the organization, its management, and its goals (2) to understand accounting management and, in particular, how these roles affect various profiles of the company. Although many courses in this program will transfer to a four-year institution, some courses do not. This curriculum is not designed to meet the needs of students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution.

Program Notes

Although many courses in this program will transfer to a four-year institution, some courses do not. This program is probably not the best choice for you if you plan to transfer to a university for your Bachelor's degree.  See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director to discuss the best curriculum pathway for your academic and professional goals.

If you have prior accounting training and/or experience you may choose to take ACC211 instead of ACC111 and ACC112; ACC211 may be taken in Semester II.  (Please note that strong college-level reading skills are important for success in ACC coursework.)

You must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

This program has an embedded certificate (CCL) in Accounting that you can receive at GCC before you finish your degree.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 12-17 Credits Grade Sem/Year

Restricted Elective (RE) courses listed in Semesters III and IV may be taken this semester to adjust class load, as appropriate.

ACC 111 Accounting Principles I OR

Start ACC sequence in Semester II with ACC211.  (0-3 credits)
(See recommendations in Program Notes.)

3    
CIS 105 Survey Computer Info Systems 3    
GBS 151 Introduction to Business 3    
ENG 101 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 107 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
MAT 120 Intermediate Algebra OR 5    
MAT 121 Intermediate Algebra OR 4    
MAT 122 Intermediate Algebra 3    
Semester II 16-19 Credits Grade Sem/Year

Taking more than 18 credits will require special permission. You should consider taking Humanities, Arts and Design course during summer session to lighten your class load this semester.

ACC 107 Bookkeeping Theory & Practice 4    
ACC 112 Accounting Principles II OR 3    
ACC 211 Financial Accounting OR 3    
ACC 230 Uses of Accounting Information I 3    
CIS 114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3    
ENG 102 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 108 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
HU ANY Any approved General Education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.

If you are considering university transfer, you should select a course that also meets Global [G] and/or Historical [H] and/or Cultural [C] Awareness Area requirement.

3    
CRE 101 College Critical Reading OR

Equivalent by assessment (0-3 credits)

3    
Semester III 15-18 Credits Grade Sem/Year

If you took ACC112 or ACC211 in Semester II you should take ACC212 this semester, whereas., if you took ACC230 in Semester II, you should take ACC240 this semester

You should see an Academic Advisor or the GCC Program Director during the first few weeks of this semester to apply for your Accounting certificate (CCL).

ACC 212 Managerial Accounting OR 3    
ACC 240 Uses of Accounting Information II 3    
GBS 205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3    
ECN 211 Macroeconomic Principles OR 3    
ECN 212 Microeconomic Principles 3    
COM 100 Introduction to Human Communication OR 3    
COM 230 Small Group Communication 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

(Select 3-6 credits of RE courses from list of Restricted Elective options below.)

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Semester IV 13-17 Credits Grade Sem/Year

A total of 9 credits of Restricted Elective (RE) courses are required for this program.  The number of RE credits you need to take this semester will depend on the REs you completed in prior semesters.

Free Elective (any 100/200 level course) required only if necessary to bring total credits counted toward AAS to minimum of 60.

See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during first few weeks of this semester to apply for graduation.

ACC 219 Intermediate Accounting I 3    
ACC 221 Tax Accounting 3    
NS ANY Any approved General Education course from the Natural Sciences area. 4    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

(Select 3-6 credits of RE courses from list of Restricted Elective options below.)

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FE ANY Free Electives

(Select any 0-1 credit of 100/200 level Free Electives if needed to meet 60 credit minimum)

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Restricted Electives 9 Credits Grade Sem/Year

Select nine (9) credits of Restricted Electives (REs) from this list of course options.  Electives selected must be different from required courses specified in the semester-by-semester  plan above.   Please note that some REs have prerequisites that will determine the course order.  Consult with the Program Director or an Academic Advisor for assistance with RE selection and sequencing.

CIS 117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management 3    
CWE 198AA Career/Work Experience OR 1    
CWE 198AB Career/Work Experience OR 2    
CWE 198AC Career/Work Experience OR

Any CWE198++ Career/Work Experience module (1-3 credits)

3    
ECN 211 Macroeconomic Principles 3    
ECN 212 Microeconomic Principles 3    
GBS 220 Quantitative Methods in Business 3    
GBS 221 Business Statistics 3    
GBS 233 Business Communication 3    
MGT 101 Techniques of Supervision 3    
MGT 175 Business Organization and Management 3    
MGT 251 Human Relations in Business 3    
MKT 271 Principles of Marketing 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

The following courses are not offered at GCC but may be available at other MCCCD colleges:

ACC216 Fraud Examination (3 credits)
ACC260 Certified Bookkeeper (CB) Preparation Seminar I (2 credits)
ACC262 Certified Bookkeeper (CB) Preparation Seminar II (2 credits)
GBS261 Investments I (3 credits)

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