Mar 03, 2024  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 

Accounting: AAS (CTE)

Associate of Applied Science | 63 credits minimum

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Program Description
Accounting is the process that summarizes economic information about a business entity for use by decision makers. Users of this information include investors, creditors, management and government agencies. Often this information is prepared using computer applications. The Accounting program at SLCC provides training in many types of accounting; such as financial, managerial, individual taxation, and governmental. Students are taught both manual and basic computerized accounting systems. General Education courses provide training in effective oral and written communication and human relations skills.

The Accounting Department offers Certificates of Proficiency (CP) in the following areas:

Accounting Essentials CP 
Intermediate Accounting CP  

Completion of the General Education requirements, the Business Basics: CP (CTE) , and the two (2) Certificates of Proficiency listed above, with a minimum of 63 credit hours, allows a student to be eligible to apply for an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting.

Career Opportunities
This program provides excellent entry to mid-level skills for various positions in the field of accounting, depending on the individual person.

Transfer/Articulation Information
This is a 2-year terminal degree. Several courses are transferable to other institutions. Students should check with the receiving institution to determine credit transferability.

Students who are interested in pursuing courses leading to a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting should follow the courses listed in the Business Associate of Science or the Business Associate of Arts Degree listed elsewhere in this catalog.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:
Note: Fees vary based upon specific registration and are subject to change.


Complete all General Education courses. Refer to Notes for program specific requirements and recommendations. 


Program General Education Notes


Social Science(SS):  ECON 2010

Program Requirements

Required Courses (42 Credit Minimum)

Business Basics CP (18 Credits)

See Business Basics: CP (CTE)  program.

Accounting Essentials CP (17 Credits)

See Accounting Essentials: CP (CTE)  program.

Intermediate Accounting CP (17 Credits)

See Intermediate Accounting: CP (CTE)  program.

Time to Completion & Graduation Map

  • Time to completion is 4 semesters based on a full-time minimum of 15 credits per semester. Less than 15 credits per semester will increase time to completion.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Comply with generally accepted accounting principles. [1]
  • Perform the steps of the accounting cycle. [1]
  • Perform financial statement analysis. [1,3,4]
  • Utilize accounting information for decision making. [1,4,5]
  • Communicate effectively in writing. [2]
  • Communicate effectively numerically. [2,3]
  • Choose and perform appropriate financial calculations. [3]
  • Solve time value of money problems. [3,4]
  • Extract relevant data from complex information, process it appropriately, and draw reasonable conclusions. [4,9]
  • Understand the ethical considerations inherently involved in Financial Reporting. [6]
  • Understand the ethical considerations inherently involved in Federal Income Tax reporting. [6]
  • Communicate effectively while working in groups. [2,7]
  • Proficiently use technology. [9]