The Accounting curriculum leads to an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. Students receive training in accounting theory and generally accepted accounting techniques, as well as in basic management and related fields. Students are prepared for a variety of careers in both industry and government, including positions such as junior accountant, accounting trainee, accounts receivable or accounts payable technician, or tax examiner.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Accounting curriculum, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of financial statements prepared according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), prepare journal entries and complete the accounting cycle using computerized general ledger software.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of managerial and cost accounting concepts.
  • Analyze and interpret financial statements for economic decision-making.
  • Effectively communicate with users of financial information orally and in writing.

Program Entry Requirements:

The program is open to interested students. However, all new students are normally required to take the College's placement tests at their time of entry. Students identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as a part of their degree program.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

A minimum of 62 credits and a grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average) are required for graduation.

Course Sequence:

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ENGL 101 - English Composition I   3 credits ENGL 101
MATH 151 - Linear Mathematics or higher* FNMT 118 with a grade of "C" or better or placement in MATH 161 or higher 3 credits Mathematics
CIS 103 - Computer Applications & Concepts   3 credits Tech Comp
ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting   4 credits  
BUSL 101 - Navigating Leadership and Business Professions   3 credits  

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ACCT 102 - Managerial Accounting ACCT 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits  
ACCT 103 - Microcomputers in Accounting ACCT 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits  
ECON 181 - Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics)   3 credits Social Sciences
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits ENGL 102, Info Lit
MNGT 121 - Introduction to Business   3 credits  

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
MNGT 141 - Principles of Management Pre- or Corequisite: MNGT 121 3 credits  
ACCT 201 - Intermediate Accounting I ACCT 101 3 credits  
ECON 182 - 182 Principles of Economics (Microeconomics)   3 credits  
ECON 112 - Statistics I FNMT 118 or placement in MATH 161 or higher 4 credits  
HIST 121 - Global History I or
HIST 122 - Global History II
  3 credits Humanities
Writing Intensive

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ACCT 202 - Intermediate Accounting II ACCT 201 3 credits  
EASC 111 - Environmental Conservation or
CHEM 101 - Fundamentals of Chemistry I (Lab Based) or
BIOL 106 - General Biology I or
PHYS 111 - General Physics I or higher
  3 or 4 credits Natural Science
ACCT 215 - Nonprofit Accounting or
Accounting Elective (choose one of the following):
ACCT 203 - Cost Accounting or
ACCT 208 - Tax Accounting or
ACCT 206 - Auditing or
ACCT 250 - Advanced Accounting
For ACCT 215: ACCT 102 or ACCT 101 and department approval
For ACCT 203: ACCT 102
For ACCT 206: ACCT 201
For ACCT 250: ACCT 102
3 credits  
ECON 114 - Statistics II ECON 112 3 credits  
MNGT 262 - Business Law   3 credits  

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:


General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

* Students who enter the College at the MATH 161 level or higher can complete this program in 62 credits. Students who enter the College at a lower level on the Math placement exam will need to take FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra and thus will need 65 credits to graduate.

For More Information, Contact:

The Division of Business and Technology, Room B2-22, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8414; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.