Business and Accounting
Dr. Julie Ranson and Mr. Jim Cosby, business and accounting department co-chairs, talk about the real-world experiences they use to prep students to tackle the complex world of business.
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
This program is designed both for students seeking first-time employment in the accounting field and for those already working in accounting, to provide opportunities to develop and improve skills necessary for advancement. Included in the program are activities that enhance analytical, technical, communication, leadership and human-relations skills. Graduates will be able to:
- use all the steps of the accounting cycle for various business entities, including sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations;
- analyze and interpret financial statements;
- use accounting computer software to maintain accounting records and to prepare financial statements;
- prepare the Federal Tax Form 1040 and supporting schedules to include Schedule C for sole proprietorships and Schedule SE for self-employment tax and to research basic tax questions; and
- apply theory in the practice of job-order and standard cost-accounting systems.
Admission Requirements and Special Conditions
A high school diploma (or equivalent) and satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental courses to prepare students for the curriculum.
|1st Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I||3|
|BUS 100 Introduction to Business||3|
|ENG 111 College Composition I||3|
|MTH 120 Introduction to Mathematics||3||MTH 158, MTH 163, MTH 170|
|PSY 126 Psychology for Business and Industry||3||PSY 200/PSY 203|
|SDV 100 College Success Skills||1|
|2nd Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II||3|
|BUS 125 Applied Business Mathematics||3|
|BUS 200 Principles of Management||3|
|ECO 120 Survey of Economics||3||ECO 201, ECO 202|
|Health or Physical Education Elective||2|
|Philosophy or Religion Elective||3|
|3rd Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting I||4|
|ACC 231 Cost Accounting I||3|
|BUS 220 Introduction to Business Statistics||3|
|BUS 241 Business Law I||3|
|ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts||3||See Note 3.|
|4th Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ACC 215 Computerized Accounting||4|
|ACC 222 Intermediate Accounting II||3|
|ACC 261 Principles of Federal Taxation I||3|
|AST 205 Business Communications||3|
|CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking||3|
|Total Credits For Program||65|
Notes and Additional Curriculum Options
- The philosophy or religion elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with a PHI or REL prefix.
- Part-time students should consult their faculty advisors regarding appropriate course sequences.
- Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.
For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services: 804-706-5121 (Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).