The Accounting Professional Associate of Applied Science degree helps prepare the student for employment in entry-level accounting positions, such as accounting assistant, accounting clerk, or accounting technician.
Graduates of the Accounting Professional A.A.S. will be able to:
Identify essential business concepts
Process financial transactions through the accounting cycle in accordance with GAAP
Perform cost accounting preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks
Analyze individual tax transactions
Evaluate internal controls to reduce risk
Identify basic legal concepts and their impacts on business operations
Develop informed decisions about the operating performance and financial position of a company
General Education Courses
The list of general education courses appears in the General Education List. Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements. Please check your program’s sequence of study for this information.
Sequence of Study - Accounting Professional A.A.S.
Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.
Students entering the workforce after obtaining the Accounting Professional A.A.S. degree may subsequently continue their education by pursuing a bachelor’s degree at University of Maryland University College. University of Maryland University College will accept the transfer of all courses within the Accounting Professional degree up to a maximum of 60 credits. A transfer student will be required to take at least 18 credit hours of upper-level accounting courses at University of Maryland University College.
Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:
Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.