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2021-2022 College Catalog

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Accounting - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

APPLICATION CODE 271

For curriculum information, contact the Business and Computer Systems Division—Room DH-239—443-518-1520.

This curriculum is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in accounting. The predominant emphasis in this program is the development of fundamental principles, conceptual abilities, and skills in accounting and business and on examination and licensure requirements in the State of Maryland. Accounting is an active field in the region and nationwide, with employment opportunities in public accounting, industry, government, and non-profits. Students who have basic mathematics abilities and are able to analyze situations would find this program appropriate. Transfer arrangements with some private (Mount Saint Mary’s University) and public Maryland institutions exist.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL 121College Composition

3

ACCT 111Principles of Accounting I

3

BMGT 100Introduction to Business and Organization

3

CMSY 110Computer Concepts, Applications, and Ethical Considerations

3

ECON 101Principles of Economics (Macro)

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACCT 112Principles of Accounting II

3

ECON 102Principles of Economics (Micro)

3

MATH 138Statistics

4

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities - Critical & Creative Thinking Core

3

Gen Ed Core Information Literacy Core

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACCT 231Intermediate Accounting I

3

BMGT 151Business Law I

3

SPCH 175Business Communications

3

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities - Oral Communication Core

3

Gen Ed Core Biological & Physical Sciences - Scientific Reasoning Core

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACCT 230Cost Accounting

3

OR

ACCT 232Intermediate Accounting II

3

BMGT 203Business Ethics

3

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences - Global Competency Core

3

Gen Ed Core Biological & Physical Sciences - Scientific Reasoning Core w/ Lab

4

Elective General Elective

1

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

  1. Evaluate accounting transactions, applying accounting concepts and principles, to determine appropriate valuation for recording and reporting purposes; using this assessment, perform each step in the accounting cycle.
  2. Examine financial statements to evaluate the profitability, liquidity, and solvency of a business organization using applicable vocabulary and analytical skills.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to organize, process, and report relevant managerial accounting information for use in planning and decision-making.
  4. Analyze ethical business practices.

This program is in the Business Pathway.

Guided Pathways is a nationwide educational strategy that provides a structured and collaborative approach to student success. Guided Pathways connect students to the specific resources in an intentional and deliberate way in order to support student success.

For information about advising, please visit the Advising web page.

View the Business Pathway activities calendar

View activities for all Guided Pathways

View the State of Maryland Accountancy licensing requirements

HCC also offers a CPA Candidacy Certificate for students interested in meeting the eligibility requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA examination by the Maryland Board of Public Accountancy.

Course NumberTitleCredits