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    Jun 13, 2024  
MCCC College Catalog 2022-23 
MCCC College Catalog 2022-23 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science Degree

The associate of applied science degree with specialization in accounting is designed to provide practical and theoretical preparation for positions leading to supervisory and administrative assignments. In addition to completion of the required general education courses, students desiring the program designation on their transcript must complete the required core and specialized courses. This curriculum provides preparation for careers in business accounting departments and accounting firms.

Career Opportunities

Accounting remains one of the more sought-after disciplines in the job market. According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget-Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, accounting and auditors are listed as one of the “Hot 50” jobs through 2028.

Transfer Information

An associate degree in accounting from MCCC offers transfer opportunities to four-year programs in Michigan and surrounding states. MCCC has transfer agreements with Northwood University, Eastern Michigan University, Davenport University, Siena Heights University, and Indiana Wesleyan University.

For information regarding transfer opportunities for this, or any program, please visit the Transfer section of the MCCC website.

Additional Program Highlights

  • All MCCC accounting courses are available in an online format, allowing for convenient access.*
  • Completing the first two years of a four-year accounting program at MCCC and then transferring the credits can result in savings of up to 75 percent of the cost of completing the entire program at a private institution.

Note: The following codes identify courses that satisfy MCCC’s General Education Requirements :
(C1) GE Natural Sciences Competency
(C2) GE Mathematics Competency
(C3) GE Writing Competency
(C4) GE Computer Literacy Competency
(C5) GE Human Experience Competency
(C6) GE Social Systems Competency

Required General Education Courses

See the General Education Requirements  in the college catalog or on the college website ( for a list of courses that satisfy the General Education Learning Competencies.

  • C1  Natural Science Competency Credits Hours: 4
  • C2  Mathematics Competency Credits Hours: 3 or 4
  • C3   Credit Hours: 3
  • C4  Computer Literacy Competency Credits Hours: 3
  • C5  Human Experience Competency Credits Hours: 3
  • C6  Social Systems Competency Credits Hours: 3

Required Courses and Sequence

Suggested Elective Courses

(to complete degree requirements, not limited to those courses listed)

Total Degree Requirements: 61-62 credits

Total Degree Costs: 62 minimum billable contact hours

The associate of applied science in accounting may be completed* via the MCCC-Online Option. To learn more, contact a counselor, academic advisor, program faculty member or the Business Division dean to explore options.

* Not all courses are offered online every semester. Additional course fees may apply.

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