Associate of Science in Accounting

Accountants oversee the accurate and efficient operation of business by assessing financial statements, preparing tax returns, managing payroll and much more. Since accountants are central to almost all organizational operations, they are often consulted to make business decisions and to find ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues and improve profits. Getting your start in accounting can lead to a successful business career.

Sullivan’s on-campus and online Associate Degree in Accounting incorporates a unique blend of accounting, business, information technology and general education requirements within the curriculum in order to graduate well-rounded, highly competent accounting professionals.

Locations: Louisville Lexington Fort Knox Online Louisa Mayfield

Program Information

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Objectives

To ensure all graduates gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals and applications of accounting, including:

  • How to record a business transactions using General Ledger Computer Software
  • How to use a "Practice Set" that provides a full understanding of the accounting cycle from initial entries through financial statement preparation
  • How to design an accounting system
  • Tax law through preparation of true-to-life tax returns for individuals and corporations
  • Payroll with a simulation model both as a manual system and a computerized system
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Program Highlights

  • Sullivan's accounting programs follow a stair-step progression that makes it easy for you to move forward with your education at your own pace. Once you earn your associate degree in accounting, you can progress to the bachelor's degree to prepare for management roles. An MBA with an accounting concentration can then take you even farther, equipping you for senior-level management positions and additional certificates.
  • You can choose to take all your Accounting Associate Degree courses online, on campus or a combination of both
  • Our talented faculty team brings quality instruction to every course, incorporating hands-on learning experiences along with real-world applications in the classroom. Our faculty includes scholars, consultants, entrepreneurs and practitioners who provide their students with insight into real-world accounting practices.
  • Small classes allow for individualized attention and coaching in career opportunities.

FAQ's

This program would appeal to you if you like numbers and basic mathematics and mathematical relationships. In addition, this program will appeal to you if you are organized, analytical, attentive to detail, and able to work and communicate with others.

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Courses

Length: 18 months
Time length for program will vary depending upon the number of credits taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

Course
Title
Credit Hours
ACT 101
Principles of Accounting I
4.00
ACT 102
Principles of Accounting II
4.00
ACT 103
Principles of Accounting III
4.00
ACT 111
Computerized Accounting
4.00
ACT 121
Payroll Accounting
4.00
ACT 201
Intermediate Accounting I
4.00
ACT 202
Intermediate Accounting II
4.00
ACT 203
Intermediate Accounting III
4.00
ACT 211
Cost Accounting
4.00
ACT 264
Federal Taxation I
4.00
ACT 001
Accounting Associate Competency Review
0.00
BUS 204
Introduction to Business Law and Ethics
4.00
BUS 224
Professional Development
4.00
CSC 118
Computer Applications I
4.00
CSC 218
Computer Applications II
4.00
MGT 114
Business Organization and Management
4.00
ECO 201
Microeconomics
4.00
ENG 101
Composition I
4.00
ENG 102
Composition II
4.00
FYE 101
Information Literacy
4.00
GEC 220
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
4.00
MTH 101
College Mathematics
4.00
General Education Electives
8.00
Course:
ACT 101
Title:
Principles of Accounting I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 102
Title:
Principles of Accounting II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 103
Title:
Principles of Accounting III
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 111
Title:
Computerized Accounting
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 121
Title:
Payroll Accounting
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 201
Title:
Intermediate Accounting I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 202
Title:
Intermediate Accounting II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 203
Title:
Intermediate Accounting III
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 211
Title:
Cost Accounting
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 264
Title:
Federal Taxation I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 001
Title:
Accounting Associate Competency Review
Credit Hours:
0.00
Course:
BUS 204
Title:
Introduction to Business Law and Ethics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
BUS 224
Title:
Professional Development
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 118
Title:
Computer Applications I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 218
Title:
Computer Applications II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 114
Title:
Business Organization and Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ECO 201
Title:
Microeconomics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 101
Title:
Composition I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 102
Title:
Composition II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
FYE 101
Title:
Information Literacy
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
GEC 220
Title:
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 101
Title:
College Mathematics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
General Education Electives
Credit Hours:
8.00
Total Credit Hours: 92.00

General Studies Electives - Students must choose two additional General Education courses, including one from the Natural Sciences / Mathematics category and one from the Humanities / Fine Arts Category. These classes are in addition to the General Education classes listed in the program.