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A.S. Degree, Accounting Technology

Degree Type: A.S.
Major Code: ACCT-AS
CIP:1552030200
Former CIP: 1507010100

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Accounting Technology provides a strategic combination of coursework in accounting, business and general education courses. Higher level accounting courses, an application-driven curriculum and opportunities for relevant internships provide students a comprehensive understanding of cost, intermediate and tax accounting. This degree prepares graduates to enter the field of business and accounting in roles including managers, tax professionals, payroll accountants, staff accountants and accounting system technicians. This degree also prepares graduates to continue their education in the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree program offered by the University of Central Florida and other state universities.

Students may complete the following college credit certificate as part of the Accounting Technology degree:

  • Accounting Operations Technical Certificate
  • Accounting Applications Technical Certificate
  • Accounting Specialist Technical Certificate
  • Financial Operations Certificate
  • Financial Operations Specialist Certificate
  • Office Specialist Technical Certificate
  • Office Support Technical Certificate
Major Courses
AvailableACG2021Principles of Financial Accounting
This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of financial accounting. Topics include the accounting cycle, analysis of financial statement transactions, financial statement preparation, accounting for assets, liabilities, equities, revenues and expenses. Accounting for entities including partnerships and corporations is introduced.
3
AvailableACG2071Principles of Managerial Accounting
This course introduces the student to the use of accounting information by managers. Topics include the use of accounting information for planning and control, capital investment, performance evaluation, decision-making, cash flow statements and financial statement analysis.
3
Not availableACG2100Intermediate Accounting I
This course expands on topics covered in Financial Accounting course ACG 2021 and presents them within a conceptual framework determined by generally accepted accounting principles. Financial accounting functions, theory and recognition and measurement of assets are covered.
3
Not availableACG2360Cost Accounting
This course is a study of the fundamentals of cost accounting within an industrial organization. The accounting functions relative to materials, labor and factory overhead are treated in detail. Job order and process cost systems are fully explored. Standard cost systems, budgeting and managerial control functions are also discussed.
3
AvailableAPA1111COffice Accounting I
This course provides instruction and practice in the fundamentals of accounting. Selected topics include accounts payable and receivable, cash control systems, worksheets, financial statements, adjusting and closing entries, purchases and cash payments, sales and cash receipts and payroll. This course may be used to provide a foundation for financial accounting. Activities are recorded manually and in an accounting software program. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableAPA1112COffice Accounting II Using QuickBooks Pro
In this course students will learn to use Quickbooks Pro, a computerized accounting software program. Selected topics include setting up a company, setting up and modifying a chart of accounts, tracking invoices and customer payments, entering and paying bills, tracking inventory, using banking features and preparing financial reports. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableBUL2241Business Law I
This course is a study of law as it relates to the sources of law, courts and court procedures, torts, crimes and contracts.
3
AvailableCGS2100COffice Applications
This course focuses on the concepts and operation of the main components of word processor, electronic spreadsheet, database management and presentation software programs. Students will gain fundamental knowledge of a major software suite and learn skills that have practical applications in real world situations. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableGEB1011Introduction to Business
This course is designed to provide an overview of the business environment. The business disciplines discussed include management, international business, marketing, finance, economics, accounting and business law. This course provides useful information for business majors and any others involved in owning or operating businesses. This course is also recommended for students expecting to take ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting.
3
AvailableOST2335CBusiness Communication
This course develops effective oral and written business communication skills to create successful human relations. Communication skills are taught in the four language areas: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Studies include grammar, proofreading, editing and business communication composition.
3
AvailableOST2852CMicrosoft Excel
The purpose of this course is to provide students hands-on training using Excel for business, professional and personal use. The student will gain an in-depth understanding of a spreadsheet program. The student will create, edit and format spreadsheets and graphs, work with formulas and functions, sort, filter and subtotal data lists and create and edit macros.
3
Not availableTAX2000Federal Income Taxes I
This course focuses on the federal income taxation of individuals. The course emphasizes conceptual framework underlying the U.S. tax system, tax accounting procedures and federal tax laws relating to the preparation of individual tax returns.
3
Electives 10
Choose 10 credits from the following list:
Not availableACG2941Cooperative Education Internship in Accounting
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
1
Not availableACG2949Cooperative Education Internship in Accounting
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
3
Not availableBUL2242Business Law II
This course is a study of law as it pertains to agency, partnerships, corporations, real and personal property, wills and estates, insurance and negotiable instruments.
3
AvailableFIN2001Business Finance
This course focuses on the application of financial practices for the entrepreneurial venture. The student will be able to analyze and evaluate the various sources of funding available for small businesses; become conversant in financial terminology; understand, prepare and analyze financial statements and prepare a loan proposal. The student will be able to describe and explain the importance of working capital and cash management. The student will be able to identify financing needs, establish credit policies and prepare forecasts of estimated cash flows, start-up costs, revenues and expenditures for the first two years of the entrepreneurial venture.
3
AvailableFIN2100Personal Finance
This course identifies individual strategies for personal, long-term financial health. Students learn how to plan to achieve financial goals, budget effectively, manage credit and save, invest and build wealth and protect assets. Home ownership, retirement planning (401K's, mutual funds, stock and bond investments), tax and estate planning and insurance alternatives are fundamental features of this course.
3
AvailableGEB2112Entrepreneurship
This course provides business and non-business majors with the skills necessary to succeed as an entrepreneur. The fundamentals of starting and operating a business, developing a business plan, obtaining financing, marketing a product or service and developing an effective accounting system will be covered.
3
AvailableGEB2350International Business
This course explores the dynamic environment of international business, a multi-disciplinary subject that draws from international economics (balance of trade, balance of payments), politics, institutions, culture and technology as well as insight into the mechanics of international trade and investment, the international financial system and business management in the global marketplace.
3
AvailableMAN2021Introduction to Management
This course emphasizes the study of the four fundamental functions of management: planning, leading, organizing and controlling and their application to business decision-making. Connections will be made between the planning process and the controlling function to evaluate organizational performance. The course also studies theoretical principles of management, communication concepts, human resource management, organizational structures as well as motivational theory. Principles will be applied to entrepreneurial, corporate and international organizations.
3
Not availableMAN2941Cooperative Education Internship in Business
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
1
Not availableMAN2949Cooperative Education Internship in Business
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
3
AvailableOST1100CKeyboarding and Document Processing
Students in this course will master the keyboard by touch. Business letters, reports, envelopes, labels and memos are taught using Microsoft Word. This course is for students with little or no keyboarding experience.
3
AvailableOST1355CRecords Management and Legal Implications
This course is a study of the principles of effective management for paper-based, electronic and image records systems. Emphasis is placed on the systematic control of the life cycle of all records. Students will learn the basic legal background requirements for the release, retention and storing of records and laws regulating the management of such records. Principles of cost, efficiency and performance are covered as related to the management of all records. Students will also learn how to manage files on their electronic storage device. Career opportunities in records management are included.
3
Not availableOST2501Administrative Office Management
This course is a study of the current management principles, concepts, organizational trends, technology and human relations as related to the responsibilities of the administrative office manager. Simulations, case studies and projects are used to develop decision-making and supervisory skills necessary for office organization and administration.
3
AvailableOST2713CMicrosoft Word I
Basic keyboarding skills are required in this course. Students will learn to process, edit and format text and paragraphs; to use headers, footers, sections, styles, templates and writing tools and print and manage files. In addition, students will learn to use advanced formatting features, graphics, mail merge and tables.
3
AvailableOST2717CMicrosoft Word II
This course is a continuation of OST 2713C Microsoft Word I. Students will learn to create, edit and format text and paragraphs; to use footers, headers, sections, styles, templates, and writing tools; and to print and manage files. In addition, students will learn to use advanced formatting to merge documents, create and format tables, work with graphics, format macros and work with shared documents.
3
AvailableOST2826CMicrosoft PowerPoint
Students will learn to plan, create, modify and deliver a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. Students will enhance presentations using animation, sound and graphics. They will prepare notes and handouts and save presentations in multiple formats.
3
Not availableOST2836CMicrosoft Access
Students will learn a relational database management system to create and modify tables, queries, forms and reports. Additional topics will include subforms, crosstab queries, PivotTables, PivotCharts and dynamic Web pages. Students will also learn how to import and export data with other software programs. Emphasis is placed on the management of electronic files. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableQMB1001Business Mathematics
This course is designed to enable students to use mathematics to solve real-world business problems. Areas covered include checking accounts, using equations to solve business problems, calculating trade discounts, markup and markdown, payroll and computing interest for notes.
3
AvailableSBM2000Small Business Management
The course is designed to enable students to manage and operate a small business. The areas covered include developing a business plan, securing financing, accounting for business transactions, advertising and promotion, site location and managing the small business. This course is beneficial for those planning to start a small business as well as those already operating a business.
3
General Education course 3-9
General Education Courses
AvailableENC1101English I
This is a course in the process of expository writing. Students will read essays and compose papers that are unified, organized, logically developed and supported, clearly stated and well-focused. Research techniques are introduced and incorporated into at least one composition. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher.
3
AvailableENC1102English II
In this course students develop the ability to read literary texts critically, to think logically and creatively and to write and research effectively. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
3
AvailableSPC1608Introduction to Oral Communication
The purpose of this course is to improve the basic skills of speaking and listening. Class exercises emphasize preparing and delivering public speeches, speaking with clarity and variety and listening with literal and critical comprehension.
3
Humanities General Education course, Area A or B 3
Mathematics General Education course 3
Choose one:
AvailableMAC1105College Algebra
This course is a study of the fundamental topics in advanced algebra with emphasis on applications, the understanding of the function concept and manipulative skills. Major topics include operations on algebraic expressions and complex numbers; solving polynomial equations and inequalities, absolute value equations and inequalities and rational equations and inequalities; applications; functions; exponents and logarithms; graphs of polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions and systems of equations and inequalities. The use of graphing calculators will be incorporated throughout the course. This course partially satisfies the mathematics requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
3
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AvailableMGF1106College Mathematics
This course includes those college level academic skills not included in MAT 0018C, MAT 0028C and MAT 1033. Topics include sets and Venn diagrams, logic, inductive and deductive reasoning, counting principles, permutations and combinations, probability, descriptive statistics and geometry. This course cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements for students with credit in MGF 2202. This course partially satisfies the mathematics requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
3
Social Science General Education course 3
Choose one:
AvailableECO2013Principles of Economics (MACRO)
This is an introductory course covering the nature, scope and methods of economics, economic concepts and economic institutions. Emphasis is placed upon production, consumption, determination of prices, distribution of income, fiscal policy, national income determinants, money and banking and comparative economic systems. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
3
AvailableECO2023Principles of Economics (MICRO)
This course deals primarily with economic problems. Emphasis is given to markets, production functions, economic role of government, agricultural problems, labor-management relations, imperfect competition, interest and capital, economic security, international trade and finance and economic development. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
3
AvailablePOS2041United States Federal Government
In this course basic aspects of the federal government are studied. Emphasis is placed upon content and interpretation of the Constitution, Federalism, the Congress, the Presidency, the federal court system and the citizen's connection to the federal government by means of elections, political parties, interest groups and public opinion. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
3
AvailableANT2000General Anthropology
This course covers the study of man. It is an introductory course covering the economic, cultural, social and political development and technology of primitive societies. Attitudes, approach to problems and the general way of life of primitive societies are compared with modern societies. The course also provides a brief introduction to the development of fossil man and archaeology. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
3
AvailablePSY2012General Psychology
This is an introductory course which surveys the field of psychology and basic principles and concepts utilized to understand human behavior. The major areas of study include development, learning, perception, motivation, emotions, personality, abnormal behavior, psychotherapy and testing measurements. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Some sections of PSY 2012 have service-learning components. Please refer to class notes in schedule of classes for details.
3
AvailableSYG2000Introduction to Sociology
This course is an introductory survey of sociology covering its scope, methods and general principles. Topics emphasized include group behavior, race relations, population, social institutions, social change and social stratification. The purpose of the course is to assist the student in acquiring an understanding of society. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
3
Total Credits: 64
Note: This A.S. degree is transferable to UCF's regional campuses that offer the B.A.S. degree. Check with the UCF regional offices for their local campus offerings. The degree may also be transferable to B.A.S. programs offered by the University of South Florida and Daytona State College. Inquire with USF and Daytona State for acceptance of this degree.
Note: Students will be required to take 36 credit hours of General Education courses to earn a B.A.S. degree from UCF.
Note: To graduate from UCF's B.A.S. program, students must also fulfill the state's modern language requirement: two years of the same high school modern language or two semesters of the same college-level modern language.
Note: Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field. A.S. degree graduates may transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs should consult with Student Affairs counselors, advisors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice.

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