Accountants oversee the accurate and efficient operation of business by assessing financial statements, preparing tax returns, managing payroll and much more. Since accountants are central to almost all organizational operations, they are often consulted to make business decisions and to find ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues and improve profits. Getting your start in accounting can lead to a successful business career.

Sullivan’s on-campus and online Associate Degree in Accounting incorporates a unique blend of accounting, business, information technology and general education requirements within the curriculum in order to graduate well-rounded, highly competent accounting professionals.


To ensure all graduates gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals and applications of accounting, including:

  • How to record business transactions using General Ledger Computer Software
  • How to use a “Practice Set” that provides a full understanding of the accounting cycle from initial entries through financial statement preparation
  • How to design an accounting system
  • Tax law through preparation of true-to-life tax returns for individuals and corporations
  • Payroll with a simulation model both as a manual system and a computerized system
  • Sullivan’s accounting programs follow a stair-step progression that makes it easy for you to move forward with your education at your own pace. Once you earn your associate degree in accounting, you can progress to the bachelor’s degree to prepare for management roles. An MBA with an accounting concentration can then take you even farther, equipping you for senior-level management positions and additional certifications.
  • You can choose to take all your Accounting Associate Degree courses online, on campus or a combination of both.
  • Our talented faculty team brings quality instruction to every course, incorporating hands-on learning experiences along with real-world applications in the classroom. Our faculty includes scholars, consultants, entrepreneurs and practitioners who provide their students with insight into real-world accounting practices.
  • Small classes allow for individualized attention and coaching in career opportunities.

92 Credit Hours
Length: 18 months
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

Course Titles Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours 92
ACT 101 Principles of Accounting I 4
ACT 102 Principles of Accounting II 4
ACT 103 Principles of Accounting III 4
ACT 111 Computerized Accounting 4
ACT 121 Payroll Accounting 4
ACT 201 Intermediate Accounting I 4
ACT 202 Intermediate Accounting II 4
ACT 203 Intermediate Accounting III 4
ACT 211 Cost Accounting 4
ACT 264 Federal Taxation I 4
BUS 204 Introduction to Business Law and Ethics 4
BUS 224 Professional Development 4
COM 214 Public Speaking 4
CSC 118 Computer Applications I 4
CSC 218 Computer Applications II 4
ECO 201 Microeconomics 4
ENG 101 Composition I 4
ENG 102 Composition II 4
FYE 101 Information Literacy 4
MGT 114 Business Organization and Management 4
MTH 101 College Mathematics 4
ACT 001 Accounting Associate Competency Review 0
General Studies Electives (8 Additional Credit Hours) 8
Students must choose two additional General Education classes, including one from the Natural Sciences/Mathematics category and one from the Humanities/Fine Arts Category. These classes are in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the program.

What qualities should an Associate of Science in Accounting student have?

This program would appeal to you if you like numbers and basic mathematics and mathematical relationships. In addition, this program will appeal to you if you are organized, analytical, attentive to detail, and able to work and communicate with others.


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