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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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Accounting Professional, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science | ACCT.PROF.AAS | Career Program | CIP Code: 52.0302
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Program Description

This program is also available completely online. 

The Accounting Professional Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students for employment in entry-level accounting positions, such as accounting assistant, accounting clerk, or accounting technician. Through their coursework, students learn how to process financial transactions, prepare financial statements, manage internal control processes, and identify both basic business concepts and business-related legal concepts. Students develop skills that enable them to prepare cost accounting reports and individual income taxes and analyze how well companies operate financially.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Accounting Professional A.A.S. will be able to:

  • Explain basic business concepts. 
  • Process financial transactions through the accounting cycle in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Perform cost accounting preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks.
  • Analyze individual tax transactions.
  • Evaluate internal control processes.
  • Identify basic legal concepts and their impacts on business operations.
  • Analyze the operating performance and financial position of the 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.

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 60 Credits


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 and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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