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Associate of Science in Accounting

Students enrolled in Colorado Technical University's Associate of Science in Accounting program have the opportunity to learn basic accounting and technology skills. Learn about CTU's AS in Accounting program here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Science in Accounting

School Offering Program:

Colorado Technical University

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in CTU's Associate of Science in Accounting program should have strong quantitative and communication skills. Applicants to Colorado Technical University's programs should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

CTU's Associate of Science in Accounting program is designed to teach students basic accounting skills and procedures. Since accounting relies on quantitative work, students review basic math, such as pre-algebra and algebra, and also take economics and business math courses. The program includes 12 credits of basic and intermediate accounting courses. Students also learn about basic technology applications, such as how to complete computerized accounting and use spreadsheets. Upon completing the program, students should have strong communication skills and an understanding of accounting ethics.

Learning Format:

Offered online and at selected campuses

Program Length:

90 credits

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify, and Colorado Technical University's staff helps students identify aid options. Aid opportunities include federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs. Financial aid options differ based on the program's learning format.

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Required Courses for an Associate of Science in Accounting:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado Technical University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses

  • ACCT 201: Accounting I (4 credits)
  • ACCT 202: Accounting II ( 4 credits)
  • ACCT 203: Accounting III (4 credits)
  • ACCT 210: Computerized Accounting (4 credits)
  • ECON 202: Microeconomics (4 credits)
  • FINC 220: Financial Statement Analysis (4 credits)
  • MGM 225: Introduction to Business Law (4 credits)
  • MGM 255: Management Fundamentals (4 credits)
  • MPM 210: Introduction to Project Management (6 credits)
  • PFP 110: Personal Finance Concepts (4 credits)

General Education

  • ENG 111: English Composition I (4 credits)
  • ENG 112: English Composition II (4 credits)
  • ENG 210: Professional Communications (4 credits)
  • HIS 120: American Culture in Transition (4 credits)
  • UNIV 101: Building Your Success Strategy Plan (4 credits)
  • INTD 241: Career Planning and Professional Skills (4 credits)
  • IT 254: Spreadsheet Applications (4 credits)
  • LTR 215: World Literature (4 credits)
  • MAT 105: Business Math (4 credits)
  • MAT 143: Business Algebra (4 credits)
  • MGM 110: Principles of Business (4 credits)
  • PSY 105: Psychology (4 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

CTU's courses are designed to prepare students for the CPA exam, but graduates who wish to become Certified Public Accountants should consider pursuing a bachelor's degree. Requirements vary by state, but a bachelor's degree could be required for exam eligibility.

Bachelor's degrees that graduates could pursue include:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance

Career Paths:

The Associate of Science in Accounting program is designed to prepare students for entry-level accounting positions. Graduates could be prepared to manage accounts for small business, prepare financial statements, and communicate effectively.

Entry-level positions that graduates could pursue include:

  • Junior accountant
  • Personal financial advisor
  • Junior auditor

CTU does not guarantee employment or salary. University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University's catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.

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