Business – Accounting (APACCT)

Associate in Applied Science

This associate degree program prepares students for jobs with duties assigned such as:

  • Producing financial records for organizations
  • Recording financial transactions
  • Updating financial statements
  • Preparing tax returns
  • Processing payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable

This is a high demand, high skill program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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65,295Median Earnings

3477Annual Job Openings

6% 10 Year Employment Growth

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2017-18 | 2018-19 | 2019-20

Program is also available online.

2019-2020 Academic Requirements

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;
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: Articulation Agreements.

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

Division
Business/Computer Technologies
Department
Business Department
Advisors
Mark Johnston
Julianne Davies
(Items marked with an icon online icon 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
64

Footnotes:

 *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.