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Accounting - AAS

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting is designed to teach students accounting principles and practices. The purpose of the degree is to provide students entry-level accounting skills for employment opportunities or as a preparatory program for students who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field. If the primary goal is to transfer, the student must learn in advance of the particular requirements of the intended school or university. Students are required to consult with their LCC advisor for proper advisement and course selection.

Degree Requirements

The follow degree requirements are for the 2015-2018 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs

Minimum of 62 Credit Hours

General Education Core (36 credit hours)
Area I. Communications (9 credit hours)
ENG111 Freshman Composition I 3
ENG115 Freshman Composition II 3
Choose One (3 credit hours)
SPCH111 Public Speaking 3
SPCH112 Interpersonal Communication 3
Area II. Mathematics (4 credit hours)
MATH180 College Algebra 4
Area III. Laboratory Science (8 credit hours)
CHEM111 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM112 General Chemistry II 4
BIO111 General Biology II 4
BIO201 Medical Microbiology 4
BIO217 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO110 General Biology I 4
BIO218 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO105 Biology for Non-Majors 4
CHEM105 Introduction to Chemistry 4
ENVS102 Environmental Science 4
GEOL101 Survey of Earth Science 4
GEOL202 Earth History 4
PHYS111 Introduction to Physics 4
PHYS115 General Physics I 4
PHYS116 General Physics II 4
PHYS161 Calculus Physics I 4
PHYS162 Calculus Physics II 4
Area IV. Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
ANTH103 Introduction to Anthropology 3
ANTH221 Cultures of the World 3
POLS151 American National Government 3
POLS167 State and Local Government 3
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Required Courses (6 credit hours)
ECON208 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON209 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Area V. Humanities and Fine Arts (6 credit hours)
ART110 Introduction to Art 3
HIST220 History of New Mexico 3
HIST101 Western Civilization to 1500 3
HIST102 Western Civilization from 1500 3
HIST161 American History to 1865 3
ART210 Art History 3
HIST162 American History from 1865 3
MUS108 Music Appreciation 3
MUS208 Music History 3
PHIL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
THEO222 History of Christianity 3
THEO232 World Religions 3
THTR110 Introduction to Theater 3
Any 100 or 200 level literature course is acceptable.

Program Requirements (26 credit hours)
ACCT200 Accounting Principles I 4
ACCT201 Accounting Principles II 4
ACCT218 QuickBooks 4
ACCT231 Intermediate Accounting 4
BUS102 Quantitative Methods in Business 3
BUS120 Principles of Finance 3
CSA150 Computer Fundamentals 3
BUS295 Business Capstone 1