Curriculum: Accounting AAS | Southwestern Illinois College

Associate in Applied Science Degree – Accounting (049A)

Online Degree Option

This program offers an online degree option as well as the traditional on-campus classroom format. The degree curriculum is below. The online degree can be achieved by taking these courses through a combination of online, hybrid and on-campus classes.

This program can be completed on-campus or online. This distance education degree does have a few hybrid and on-campus courses which are noted with asterisk (*).

Catalog year: 2019-2020

First Year

Total Semester Credits: 16
Fall Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3

BUS 102

MGMT 102

Business Mathematics OR

Business Mathematics

3
ACCT 110 Financial Accounting 4
OAT 175 Electronic Spreadsheets 3
ECON 201 Principles of Economics I (Macro) 3
Total Semester Credits: 16
Spring Semester  
Course Number Course Description Credits
ACCT 111 Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT 106 Introduction to QuickBooks 3
ACCT 211 Intermediate Accounting I 3
SPCH 151 Fundamentals of Public Speaking * 3
ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I 3

Second Year

Total Semester Credits: 15
Fall Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
  Accounting Elective (see below) 3

ACCT 206

MGMT 206

Individual/Business Tax * OR

Individual/Business Tax *

3
BUS 215 Business Law 3
OAT 261 Business Communications * 3
  Human Relations Elective 3

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Total Semester Credits: 14
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS: 61
Spring Semester  
Course Number Course Description Credits
ACCT 212 Certified Bookkeeper Review * 3
ACCT 215 Accounting for Small Business * 3
  Specified or Accounting Elective (see below) 3
BUS 209 Business Computer Systems 3
  Human Well-Being Elective 2
Accounting Electives 
Course Number Course Description Credits
ACCT 210 Cost Accounting (offered only in fall) 3
ACCT 269 Accounting Internship 3
Specified Electives
Course Number Course Description Credits
BUS 241 Fundamentals of Finance 3
ECON 202 Principles of Economics II (Micro) 3
MGMT 213 Human Relations in the Workplace 3
MGMT 214 Principles of Management 3
OAT 156 Microsoft Office Suite I 3
OAT 180 Word Processing 3
OAT 230 Advanced Electronic Spreadsheet 3

Prerequisites may be required for some courses.

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