May 26, 2024  
2022-2023 Course Catalog 
2022-2023 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting (ACAAS)

Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Location: Elkhorn Valley Campus, Fort Omaha Campus, Sarpy Center, South Omaha Campus, Online

The Accounting Associate in Applied Science degree teaches the principles of accounting and business. This degree prepares students for positions such as bookkeeper or office manager with small to medium-sized businesses. A bookkeeper’s job responsibilities often include recording transactions, preparing deposits, reconciling accounts, tracking customer accounts or vendor payments, processing payroll and preparing financial statements, tax filings and other reports. Additionally, office managers often oversee employees conducting bookkeeping tasks. Office managers may also help with budgeting, recruitment, strategic planning, and other administrative duties essential to the smooth operation of business.

Graduation Requirements
Major Requirements: 82.5
General Education: 22.5
Total credit hours required: 105

The following General Education courses are recommended for Accounting (ACAAS): Critical Thinking/Creativity& Social/Cultural Awareness: ECON 1000 or ECON 1100

Major Requirements for Accounting

Since the core courses for the Accounting and Business Management degrees are interchangeable, students can easily change their degree of choice during the first year of courses.


ACCT 2120  can be taken concurrently with ACCT 1120 .

Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements (22.5 credit hours)

The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education courses in the current course catalog.


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credit hrs. 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course.

Select 1 college level math course from the list of General Education math courses in the current course catalog.

*Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1course from the list of Humanities or Social Sciences General Education course options in the current course catalog. 


Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from list of Natural or Social Science General Education courses in the current course catalog.


*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.

Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

1 Course     4.5

Select one of the following courses.