Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)

Common Core Requirements

Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition I 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-102: English Composition II 3
Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning1 
(Required: MA-2601, MA-1281 or MA-4401
REQUIRED CORE: 1C. Life & Physical Sciences (select from 1C2 ) 3-43
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A., 2B., 2D. or SP-211 Select one course from 2A.2B.2D. or SP-211 3


ECON-101: Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON-102: Introduction to Microeconomics

Subtotal 19-203

Major Requirements

Courses Credits
BU-101: Principles of Accounting I 4
BU-102: Principles of Accounting II 4
BU-103: Intermediate Accounting I 4
BU-104: Intermediate Accounting II 3
BU-110: Cost Accounting 4
BU-108: Income Taxation 3
BU-111: Computer Applications in Accounting 3
BU-201: Business Organization and Management 3
BU-203: Principles of Statistics 3
BU-301: Business Law I4 3
CIS-101: Introduction to Microcomputer Applications 3
BU-701: Principles of Finance 3
Subtotal 40

 Major Electives

Courses Credits
Laboratory Science5BI-132, BI-171; CH-102, CH-111, CH-121; ET-842; or PH-112. 0-1
Subtotal 0-1

Total Credits Required


For students planning to transfer to an accounting program at a four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that they complete a calculus course prior to transfer. Students should check with the institution to which they plan to transfer regarding the course that will satisfy this requirement.

Laboratory science elective required for students who do not take STEM Variant in Required Core 1C.

The credit range accounts for STEM Variant in 1C

Sections of this course denoted as “WI” may be taken to satisfy the writing-intensive requirement; two (2) writing-intensive classes are required for the associate degree.

For students who do take 4 credit STEM Variant in Required Core 1C this laboratory science elective is not required. All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.A.S. in Accounting

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
  5. Apply scientific methods and reasoning to investigate issues or problems in the natural and social sciences in order to draw conclusions

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments-;through their programs-may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on April 13, 2021.

Program Outcomes

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in accounting
  2. Make ethical judgements while recognizing multiple perspectives
  3. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives
  4. Analyze and evaluate business transactions and summarize for internal and external financial reporting
  5. Explain and proficiently apply accounting guidelines and practices and regulatory procedures
  6. Use foundational business principles to evaluate and solve problems for business management, statistics, business law, software applications, and finance.

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