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Accounting Option

Associate in Science -  Business Administration Department

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. For the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, please log in to BHCC Self Service to review your specific program requirements. Any questions? Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor. Current students should stop by or contact the LifeMap Commons on the Charlestown Campus - E-Building, Room E-235; Phone 617-228-2230 or email academicadvising@bhcc.mass.edu from your BHCC email.
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
General Education Courses
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Individual and Society MAN112 satisfies Area 2 3 ESL098 and ESL099 or RDG090 and ENG090 or placement
World View From Area 3 3
Quantitative Thought From Area 4 3 MAT097 or placement
Science and Technology From Area 5 4
Humanities From Area 6 3
Concentration Courses
Introduction to Business BUS101 satisfies learning communities requirement 3 ESL098 and ESL099 or ENG090 and RDG095 or placement
Principles of Accounting I ACC101 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Business Law I BUS201 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Principles of Accounting II ACC102 3 ACC101
Applications/Concepts CIT110 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Principles of Marketing or Principles of Management MAN105 or MAN111 3 ESL098 and ESL099 or RDG095 and ENG090 or placement
Accounting Information Systems ACC105 3 ACC101 and ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Intermediate Accounting I ACC201 3 ACC102
Personal Income Tax ACC203 3 ACC102
Cost Accounting I ACC207 3 ACC102
Intermediate Accounting II ACC202 3 ACC201
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ACC205 Spring 3 ACC203
Managerial Accounting I or Business Internship or Learn and Earn Business Internship ACC216 or MAN299 or INT299B 3 Prerequisite for ACC216: ACC207; prerequisite for MAN299 and INT299B: Chair approval
Total Credits 61
Last Modified Date: April 5, 2017

Additional Information

Division: Professional Studies

Department: Business Administration

Degree Type: Associate in Science

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Option Overview

This option trains students in use of the accounting software used in industry by introducing computerized applications early in the sequence of courses. Students interface with the public through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) component of this option as they help interested members of the community prepare their tax returns.

Career Outlook

This option qualifies graduates to enter the accounting profession in entry-level positions.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Understand all variables that are relevant to preparing individual tax returns at both the state and federal levels.
  • Prepare a set of financial statements for a service, merchandising, or manufacturing business that is structured as either a proprietorship, partnership, or corporation.
  • Analyze a set of financial statements to determine the strengths or weaknesses of the business.
  • Understand the importance of cash flow within a business and account for its use and source in evaluating the effectiveness of managerial decisions.