Catalog 2024-25 
    Jun 24, 2024  
Catalog 2024-25

Accounting AAS

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Two-Year Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Accounting AAS degree is offered to students seeking employment primarily in occupations related to accounting and finance. This program focuses on the fundamental areas of accounting, including management, finance, business law, economics, and use of computers in business operations. Theory and current trends are explored, and numerous opportunities exist for practical application of concepts to actual organizational situations. Business ethics and workplace dynamics are addressed throughout this program with strong focus on professional communication and interpersonal skills. Students intending to transfer to a university will have completed substantial coursework necessary for successful transfer to a bachelor’s degree program.

For more information about the program, please see our program page:

Credit for Prior Learning

This program may provide prior learning credit and extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.
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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply accounting methods, tools, and concepts in an ethical and legal manner.
  • Analyze accounting information using industry standards, generally accepted accounting principles, or international financial reporting standards.
  • Use accounting technology and equipment in proper form.
  • Develop appropriately formatted accounting reports for both internal and external users.
  • Identify internal control issues in accounting policies and procedures.

Program Recommendations

It is highly recommended that students complete pre-collegiate courses to gain math skills in the first terms of their program. At a minimum completion of MTH 070 or testing above MTH 070 is recommended before beginning the core courses in this degree.

Students interested in accounting should work closely with their academic advisor to create a plan that addresses their specific career interests. Advanced training may be required for certain occupations, and transfer degrees may be more appropriate for students intending to further their education beyond Klamath Community College.

Program Requirements

Number of credit hours necessary for completion: 95

Required Courses

Student Success


Oral Communications


Students must select three courses in this requirement. For information about placement in a writing course, please refer to the: Writing Pathway .


Students must select one course in this requirement.

For information about placement in a math course, please refer to the: Math Curriculum Pathway .   

Arts and Letters

A minimum of three Arts and Letters credits are required from these options.

Recommended Course

Social Sciences

A minimum of three Social Sciences credits are required from these options.

Science / Math / Computer Science

Students must select two courses in this general education requirement.

Arts and Letters Course Options

Social Sciences Course Options

Science / Math / Computer Science Additional Course Options

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