Accounting Associate in Applied Science

WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE PROGRAM OUTLINE. This program is not designed for students transferring to other colleges or universities. As a rule, courses with a second digit "0" are designed to transfer.  Students planning to transfer should consult a Counselor to verify the transferability of courses. Prerequisites for courses are noted in the IVCC Catalog. Program Pre-Admission Information is included if applicable.

First YearCredits
ACT 1210 Fundamentals of Accounting (offered every semester**)3  
BUS 1010 Introduction To Business3  
BUS 1201 Let's Talk Business (is preferred*)2  
BUS 1230 Math for Business & Finance (is preferred*)3  
CSP 1203 Microsoft Office Professional I
or CSI 1002 Intro To Business Computer Systems
ACT 1010 Financial Accounting (offered every semester**)  3
ACT 1240 Payroll Accounting  2
ACT 1280 Quickbooks-Pro Accounting  3
ECN 1202 Fundamentals of Economics (*)  3
ENG 1205 Writ Comm Skills for Bus Ind & Tech (is preferred unless transferring)
or ENG 1001 English Composition I
SPH 1204 Oral Communication Skills for Business, Industry & Technology
or SPH 1001 Fundamentals of Speech
Year Total: 14 17
Second YearCredits
ACT 1020 Managerial Accounting (offered every semester**)3  
ACT 2200 Tax Accounting3  
ACT 2221 Intermediate Accounting I3  
BUL 2000 The Legal Environment of Business3  
MGT 2010 Principles of Management3  
AAS General Education course1  
ACT 2222 Intermediate Accounting II  3
ACT 2230 Certified Bookkeeper Review  2
CSS 2200 Advanced Excel  1
FIN 1200 Principles of Finance  3
AAS General Education course  3
AAS General Education course  1
Year Total: 16 13
Total Credit Hours:  60

For additional information please consult any counselor at (815) 224-0360. Students should plan to take ACT 2221 the semester following ACT 1010ACT 1020 does not need to be taken immediately after ACT 1010.  Students are strongly encouraged to complete the required courses in the order they are listed above. Some advanced accounting courses may only be available at night or in specific semesters.

ACT 1210, BUS 1010 & 1201 should be taken together as a learning community. 

*Alternate options:

  • for BUS 1201: CSP 2204, CSD 1210, CSN 1200

  • for BUS 1230: ECN 2004, MTH 1008, MTH 1003, MTH 1004, MTH 1005, MTH 1006, MTH 1007, MTH 2001

  • for ECN 1202: ECN 2002 or ECN 2003

**ACT 1210, ACT 1010, & ACT 1020 are offered every semester. The other ACT courses are only offered in the semester that they are listed above.

Refer to the General Education for Associate in Applied Science list for options to fulfill the AAS General Education courses.