PCC’s Accounting curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the “language of business,” accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.

Students will study:

  • Accounting principles, theories, and practice;
  • Business law;
  • Finance;
  • Management;
  • Economics.

Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics.

Courses

Required Courses for Program AAS DIP CER
ACA 122 College Transfer Success *
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting
ACC 122 Principles of Financial Accounting II
ACC 129 Individual Income Taxes
ACC 140 Payroll Accounting
ACC 150 Accounting Software Appl.
ACC 220 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting II
BUS 110 Introduction to Business
BUS 115 Business Law I
BUS 121 Business Mathematics
BUS 137 Principles of Management
BUS 225 Business Finance
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
CTS 130 Spreadsheet
COM 231 Public Speaking
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics OR
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy OR
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I OR
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra
XXX Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (ART HUM MUS)
XXX Social/Behavioral Science Elective (ECO PSY SOC)
XXX Business Elective (ACC BUS ECO MKT)
Total Semester Hours Required for Degree 70 44 18

AAS = Associate in Applied Science
DIP = Diploma
CER= Certificate
✔ Denotes required for degree completion

Outlook for Employment

There are many traditional careers for graduates of an Accounting program at PCC.
Tax Preparers
Billing and Posting Clerks
Business Bookkeeping
Payroll Brokerage
Statistical Assistants
or dive into a more specialized area of expertise with:
International accounting
Forensics
Comptroller
Chief Financial Officer

Process for Admissions

  • Submit a complete Application for Admission to the Office of Admissions.
  • Submit official transcript(s) of high school education and all post-high school course work to the Office of Admissions if requested. Office GED scores or transcript of courses for the Adult High School Diploma may be submitted in lieu of the high school transcript.
  • Complete the Admission Placement Test.
  • Diploma and certificate admission requirements may vary. Contact the Admissions Office for details.

Suggested Course Sequence - Full Time Student

Course# Course Name CL. LB. CLIN. CR.
FALL SEMESTER
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 0 2 0 1
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 0 4
ACC 129 Individual Income Tax 2 2 0 3
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3 0 0 3
XXX Humanities / Fine Arts Elective 3 0 0 3
XXX Social / Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 0 3
14 6 0 17
SPRING SEMESTER
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 2 0 4
ACC 122 Principles of Financial Accounting II 3 0 0 3
ACC 150 Comp General Ledger 1 2 0 2
ECO 251 Principles of Micro Economics OR 3 0 0 3
ECO 252 Principles of Macro Economics 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 0 3
XXX Business Elective 3 0 0 3
19 4 0 21
FALL SEMESTER
ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 1 2 0 2
ACC 220 Intermediate Accounting I 3 2 0 4
BUS 115 Business Law I 3 0 0 3
BUS 121 Business Mathematics 2 2 0 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
14 8 0 18
SPRING SEMESTER
ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting II 3 2 0 4
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3 0 0 3
BUS 225 Business Finance 2 2 0 3
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy OR 2 2 0 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I OR 3 2 0 4
MAT 171 Pre-calculus Algebra 3 2 0 4
18 8 0 24
65 30 0 80