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Accounting (APACCT)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Program is also available online.


This program prepares students for jobs with duties assigned to a beginning accountant such as verifying additions, checking audits, postings, and vouchers, analyzing accounts, and preparing financial statements. Many of the courses transfer to four-year colleges, including programs at Eastern Michigan University, Madonna University, and Walsh College. If the primary goal is to transfer into a bachelor's of business administration program in accounting, consider the Business Transfer program.


Cleary University, BBA or BS degree;
Davenport University, BBA degree;
Eastern Michigan University, BBA or BS degree;
Kaplan University, BS degree;
Walsh College, BBA or BS degree
Wayne State University, BS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges/.

Admissions Requirements

Students must have:
-Academic Math Level of 3 to enroll in MTH 125 and MTH 160
-Academic Math Level of 4 to enroll in MTH 176 or MTH 181

Contact Information

Business/Computer Technologies
Business Department
Mark Johnston
Julianne Davies


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ACC 111 Principles of Accounting I 3
BMG 140 Introduction to Business 3
BOS 184 Spreadsheet Software Applications I 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3
MTH 125 or Everyday College Math
MTH 160 or Basic Statistics
MTH 176 or College Algebra
MTH 181 Mathematical Analysis I 4
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ACC 110 Payroll Accounting 2
ACC 122 Principles of Accounting II 3
ACC 131 QuickBooks Software 3
BMG 111 Business Law I 3
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speaking 3
TAX 101 Income Taxes for Individuals 3
Total 17
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities * 3
ACC 213 Intermediate Accounting I 3
BMG 265 Business Statistics 3
ECO 211 Principles of Economics I 3
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ACC 214 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 225 Managerial Cost Accounting 3
BMG 207 Business Communication 3
ECO 222 Principles of Economics II 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
Total 16
Total Credits Required


*See the EMU Diverse World Requirement list.

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Business School does not accept business or accounting courses from community colleges. If you wish to transfer into an accounting major at UM, please see a counselor.

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