Accounting Transfer Pathway (EP) Associate of Science

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

Accounting Transfer Pathway AS offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Accounting bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities* enter the university with junior-year status.  All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.  The Accounting Transfer Pathway AS prepares students to advance on to one of the 4-year universities listed below or students are able to enter the workforce right away.

*Universities within the Minnesota State system include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University, and Winona State University.

Award Outcomes

Analyze financial statements.

Apply professional communication skills.

Demonstrate critical thinking skills.

Demonstrate mathematical skills essential to accounting.

Demonstrate ethical behavior.

Generate accounting financial statements.

Record business transactions.

Utilize current accounting and office software.

Analyze various tax rules and regulations.

Synthesize business information.

Career Opportunities

Job opportunities are available in any organization that conducts financial transactions: private business, non-profit and government organizations. Job titles include accounting clerk, payroll specialist, staff accountant, tax preparer, inventory clerk, associate accountant, and accounting support specialist.

Program Requirements

General Education Elective 3 Credits

Choose an additional 3 credits from at least 1 MnTC Goal Area not listed in the General Education Requirements.  Students must ensure that the General Education courses cover at least 6 MnTC Goal Areas.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

General Education Required 27 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

or

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

 

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

MATH2200College Algebra

4

Choose 4 credits from MnTC Goal Area 3

4

Technical Studies Elective 5 Credits

Any Accounting (ACCT) course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Technical Studies Required 25 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1000Introduction to Accounting

3

or

ACCT1102Principles of Accounting I

4

ACCT2155Financial Accounting

4

ACCT2221Managerial Accounting

4

ACCT2950Accounting Skills Assessment

0

BUSN1140Business Law

3

BUSN2005Marketing Concepts and Strategies

4

BUSN2055Principles of Management

4

CCIS1080Microsoft Office Productivity Apps 1

3

Total Associate of Science 60 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Semester Sequence

Offered at Eden Prairie Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1000Introduction to Accounting

3

or

ACCT1102Principles of Accounting I

4

CCIS1080Microsoft Office Productivity Apps 1

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

or

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

Total Credits  15

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT2155Financial Accounting

4

BUSN1140Business Law

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

Technical Studies Electives

5

Total Credits  15

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT2221Managerial Accounting

4

BUSN2005Marketing Concepts and Strategies

4

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

Choose 4 credits from MnTC Goal Area 3

4

Total Credits  15

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT2950Accounting Skills Assessment

0

BUSN2055Principles of Management

4

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

MATH2200College Algebra

4

General Education Electives

3

Total Credits  15

Technical Studies Electives

Any Accounting Careers (ACCT) course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Choose a Total of:  5 Credits

General Education Electives

Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 3

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2105General Biology II

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2215Human Physiology

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

CHEM2000Introduction to Chemistry

4

CHEM2200Essentials of General, Organic and Biochemistry

5

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

PHYS2005College Physics I

4

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

Graduation (60 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


6/18/2018 : BP / EP ETAC