Program Overview

The accounting AS degree is designed to give students enough practical experience so that they can secure a position in either the public, governmental, or private accounting sector when they have completed the recommended 25.5 - 29.5 units. Courses specifically required for the student's major must be evaluated by a letter grade, not by the credit (CR) grade.

Accounting (AS) Requirements

AS Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 21.5 units Units
ACTG 121 Financial Accounting 4 units
ACTG 131 Managerial Accounting 4 units
ACTG 180 Payroll Accounting 1.5 units
ACTG 200 QuickBooks 3 units
BUS. 100 Introduction to Business 3 units
CBOT 432 Introduction to Computer Applications 3 units
CBOT 435 Spreadsheets 3 units
Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 6 units from the following: Units
ACTG 100 Accounting Procedures 3 units
ACTG 181 Taxation of Individuals Using Tax Software 4 units
ACTG 250 Certified Bookkeeper AIPB Preparation 3 units
ACTG 672 Cooperative Education: Internship 1 - 6 units
BUS. 101 Human Relations in the Workplace 3 units
BUS. 103 Introduction to Business Information Systems 3 units
BUS. 201 Business Law 3 units
BUS. 401 Business Communications 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 27.5

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.

Cañada College offers lower division coursework required for transfer in the area of Accounting/Business Administration. Usually an Accounting program of study is listed under Business Administration. Students should use PROJECT ASSIST ( to research lower division major requirements at the transfer destination(s) of their choice. Also, work with a Counselor/Advisor to determine appropriate transfer coursework.