2019-2020 Pierce College Catalog 
    Sep 26, 2022  
2019-2020 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Accounting (AAS) Course Map

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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career.  The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time.  While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the Associate of Applied Science Applied Accounting, you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements.  Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

1. College Success

  • Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.

2. Communications Course Recommendation

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3. Math Course Recommendation

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  • Course purpose: Math skills are needed to interpret and apply financial information. This is also key to proper data entry and transaction classification.

  • Course purpose: This course is recommended for Business DTA majors or if you are planning on transferring to another institution after Pierce to continue towards their 4 year degree.

Action Item: Meet with Advisor

Use your Success Network! In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps.

4. Principles of Accounting I, II, and III

Take one course each quarter until courses are finished.

5. English Course Recommendation

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6. Business Law

Action Item: Check Business Path

Credit for courses listed after these will not count toward a Business DTA, so if you are planning on work transferring to a 4-year university, this is the right time to switch paths.

7. Human Relations in the Workplace

8. Microsoft Word Skills

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9. Leading Teams through Innovation and Change

Action Item: Apply for Graduation

Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

10. QuickBooks

11. Ten-Key Mastery

12. Spreadsheet Applications

13. Federal Income Tax Preparation

14. Introduction to Computer Information Systems

15. Accounting Systems

16. Payroll and Business Taxes

17. Nonprofit Management and Reporting

18. Accounting/Management Course Recommendation

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19. Recommended courses to meet graduation requirements

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Total Credits 95

Program Code: 505D

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