Associate of Applied Business in Accounting

General

Program Description

Associate of Applied Business in Accounting

The accounting associate degree program prepares you for employment as an accountant, payroll professional or treasurer. The fundamental accounting and finance skills you learn will apply in nearly every type of business, industry, and government. You’ll also gain experience with technology including accounting software and spreadsheet programs. Business classes in this pathway ensure that you have a well-rounded background to understand many aspects of running a successful business.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply accounting theories and principles to a wide array of business transactions to effectively develop financial records and models.
  2. Demonstrate written and verbal communication skills.
  3. Formulate professional opinions and guidance by analyzing accounting data using critical thinking and ethical guidelines.

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Curriculum

First Year

Fall Semester

  • ACTG 151: Accounting I - Financial - 4 hours
  • ECNM 151: Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 hours
  • ENGL 161: College Composition I - 3 hours
  • SDEV 101: College 101 (2) - 1 hour

Select one of the following: 3 hours

  • MTHM 158: Quantitative Reasoning
  • MTHM 168: Statistics (1)

Hours: 14

Spring Semester

  • ACTG 152: Accounting II - Managerial (3) - 4 hours
  • CMMC 151: Oral Communication - 3 hours
  • CISS 121: Microcomputer Applications I - 3 hours
  • ECNM 152: Principles of Microeconomics - 3 hours
  • ENGL 162: College Compositions II (3) - 3 hours

Hours: 16

Second Year

Fall Semester

  • ACTG 251: Intermediate Accounting I (3) - 4 hours
  • ACTG 267: Federal Income Tax Procedures-Individual (3) - 4 hours
  • BADM 165: Legal Environment of Business - 3 hours
  • FNCE 251: Business Finance (3) - 3 hours

Hours: 14

Spring Semester

  • ACTG 252: Intermediate Accounting II (3) - 4 hours
  • ACTG 265: Cost Accounting (3), (4) - 3 hours
  • Science with Lab Elective (6) - 4 hours
  • Electives - 2-3 hours

Select one of the following: 3 hours

  • BADM 251: Principles of Management (5)
  • MKRG 251: Principles of Marketing (3)

Hours: 16-17

Total Hours: 60-61

(1) Students transferring to the Hiram College Lorain County Community College's University Partnership Accounting Program should take MTHM 168. Students transferring elsewhere should obtain transfer information from that institution.

(2) A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

(3) Indicates that this course has a prerequisite.

(4) This course offers an opportunity for experiential learning.

(5) Students transferring to the Hiram College Lorain County Community College's University Partnership accounting program should take BADM 251.

(6) Science elective with lab selected from the general education/transfer module. Suggested electives are BIOG 151, BIOG 152, PSSC 153. If transferring to Hiram other options are BIOG 159, BIOG 163 or ASTY 151.

Electives

  • ACTG 161: Payroll Accounting - 3 hours
  • ACTG 253: Forensic Accounting - 3 hours
  • ACTG 287: Work-Based Learning I - ACTG - 1-3 hours
  • BADM 211: Business Communications - 3 hours
  • CISS 212: Spreadsheet Applications - 3 hours

(Students transferring to the Hiram College Lorain County Community College's University Partnership accounting program can take any of the above electives with the exception of ACTG 287.) (Students taking ACTG 287 may need 2 credit hours.) In addition, students transferring to the Hiram College Lorain County Community College's University Partnership accounting program should take humanity or fine arts course as an elective. Suggested courses for Hiram transfers are ARTS 245G, ENGL 253G, ENGL 255G, ENGL 257G, HSTR 151G, HSTR 161, HUMS 271G, HUMS 274, MUSC 261G or SOCY 276G. Students intending to transfer elsewhere should consult with the intended transfer institution or consult with an LCCC counselor or advisor for transfer information.

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Tuition and Costs

How much does it cost to attend LCCC?

Many factors are considered when determining how much it costs to attend college.

When determining a student’s eligibility for financial aid, many factors are taken into account including enrollment status, residency status, dependency status, cost of attendance, etc. A student’s Cost of Attendance for financial aid determination includes directly billed expenses (tuition and fees) and “indirect” expenses for items such as books, supplies, transportation to and from campus, normal monthly household expenses and a small amount for personal expenses. These amounts are estimated per year at LCCC as:

  • Tuition and Fees:
    • Lorain county resident: $134.04 per credit hour.
    • Out-of-county resident: $159.22 per credit hour.
    • Out-of-state resident: $310.79 per credit hour.
  • Books and supplies: $ 350 – $1,500
  • Transportation: $ 1,000 – $1,600
  • Monthly Household expenses: $ 2,200 – $3,800
  • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses: $ 1,000

Where laboratory, special facilities or services are required to accommodate instructional needs, a special fee may be assessed.

Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

Founded in 1963, Lorain County Community College has been helping local people get the training and education they need to live their best life for more than 50 years.

Founded in 1963, Lorain County Community College has been helping local people get the training and education they need to live their best life for more than 50 years. Read less