2017-2018 Program Requirements APACCT

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: View Articulation Agreements.

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 with an icon online icon are available online.)

First Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ACC 111   Principles of Accounting I 3
BOS 184   Spreadsheet Software Applications I 3
ENG 111   Composition I 4
MTH 125 or Everyday College Math  
MTH 160 or Basic Statistics  
MTH 176 or College Algebra  
MTH 181   Mathematical Analysis I 4
Total 14
Second Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ACC 122   Principles of Accounting II 3
ACC 131   QuickBooks Software 3
CIS 110   Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3
TAX 101   Income Taxes for Individuals 3
Total 12
Third Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
Elective(s)   Arts and Humanities * 3
ACC 213   Intermediate Accounting I 3
BMG 111   Business Law I 3
BMG 140   Introduction to Business 3
ECO 211   Principles of Economics I 3
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
Elective(s)   Natural Sciences 4
ACC 214   Intermediate Accounting II 3
BMG 265   Business Statistics 3
ECO 222   Principles of Economics II 3
Total 13
Fifth Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ACC 110   Payroll Accounting 2
ACC 225   Managerial Cost Accounting 3
BMG 207   Business Communication 3
COM 101   Fundamentals of Speaking 3
Total 11
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.