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Accounting (BP/EP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The accountant plays a key role in the management of companies by providing financial information for operation and decision making purposes. Your knowledge and skill in the preparation of financial statements, budgets, forecasts, tax analysis and reports is critical to the success of every business. Operation of computerized accounting software, spreadsheets and other data information applications is required. Accountants work in a team environment, which requires the ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, critical information to management. Students entering this field must be self-motivated, clear-thinking, quality conscious and persistent in accomplishing a wide variety of tasks.

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.

Complete payroll activities.

Career Opportunities

Accountants are needed in every type of service or manufacturing operation. You may be employed by financial institutions, governmental agencies, private business or in public accounting firms. America`s continuing shift to a world-wide service-oriented economy has resulted in an accelerating demand for individuals who possess financial knowledge and accounting skills.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 42 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1102Principles of Accounting I

4

ACCT1107Principles of Accounting II

4

ACCT1111Payroll Accounting

3

ACCT1125Excel

3

 

ACCT1130Microsoft Dynamics GP

3

or

ACCT1135QuickBooks

3

or

ACCT1150Sage 50

3

 

ACCT2155Financial Accounting

4

ACCT2200Intermediate Accounting I

4

ACCT2206Intermediate Accounting II

3

ACCT2221Managerial Accounting

4

ACCT2231Income Tax

4

ACCT2700Auditing

3

ACCT2950Accounting Skills Assessment

0

BUSN1140Business Law

3

General Education Required 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

or

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

or

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

 

ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

 

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

 

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

or

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

or

MATH2200College Algebra

4

 

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 3 Credits

Any ACCT, BUSN, or CCIS course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1102Principles of Accounting I

4

ACCT1111Payroll Accounting

3

ACCT1125Excel

3

 

Choose one of the following:

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

 

Choose one of the following:

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

MATH2200College Algebra

4

Total Credits  16

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1107Principles of Accounting II

4

 

ACCT1130Microsoft Dynamics GP

3

or

ACCT1135QuickBooks

3

or

ACCT1150Sage 50

3

 

BUSN1140Business Law

3

ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

 

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

Total Credits  16

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT2155Financial Accounting

4

ACCT2200Intermediate Accounting I

4

ACCT2221Managerial Accounting

4

Technical Studies Electives

3

Total Credits  15

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT2206Intermediate Accounting II

3

ACCT2231Income Tax

4

ACCT2700Auditing

3

ACCT2950Accounting Skills Assessment

0

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Total Credits  13

Technical Studies Electives

Any Accounting Careers (ACCT), Business (BUSN), or Information Technology/Computer Careers (CCIS) course tht is not required for this award may be used as an elective.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 2

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

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

INFS2000Research Skills in the Information Age

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

MATH2250Precalculus with Trigonometry

5

MATH2300Calculus I

5

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

PHIL2400Medical Ethics

4

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

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.


6/14/2018 : BP 2004 / EP 2005