Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
Southwestern's accounting program is designed to provide you with the fundamentals necessary to obtain an entry-level position in the field of accounting. With your accounting degree, you will be prepared for entry-level jobs in private business, all levels of government, and public accounting firms.
According to the state of Iowa's occupational projections, bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing assistants are projected to have a huge number of openings in the next few years, due not only to job growth, but also to job replacement needs.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
describe and illustrate accounting concepts and principles for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations.
identify the characteristics of sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.
prepare basic business forms and financial records for all types of businesses.
interpret the information typically found on the balance sheet, income statement, statement of owner is equity or retained earnings statement and the cash flow statement.
apply the accepted accounting procedures for all levels of business activity and in all sizes of businesses from the small sole proprietorship to the large highly organized corporations.
illustrate the cost accounting system used by manufacturing enterprises including job order, process, and standard cost.
explain the flow of manufacturing costs through the production process - direct materials, direct labor and factory overhead.
utilize the accounting terminology related to cost accounting, tax accounting and payroll accounting.
perform payroll accounting including taxes and payroll records.
prepare federal and state taxes.
describe effective methods of establishing audit trails and internal controls.
Potential Careers:
Accounts payable/receivable clerk
Payroll accountant
General ledger accountant
Cost or tax accountant


Which department am I in? Southwestern Community College

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants must prove they are 18 years of age or a high school graduate. Other English Language Requirements: The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 500 for the paper-based test, 173 for the computer-based test.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Students must have completed a high School in an accredited college or university.
English Language requirement:
They also must have
TOEFL (IBT) score: 61; IELTS: 6.0
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Exam by achieving a minimum score of 173 on the computer-based test, or 500 on the paper-based test;
Official transcript from an accredited college/university in the United States showing successful completion of a freshman level English course.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by this university
Edge Hill University offers below pathways courses for this subject Graduate Diploma Pre-Masters Programme

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees: USD $184 per credit hour

22 August 2018

Southwestern Community College Creston Campus, 1501 West Townline Street, CRESTON, Iowa, 50801, United States

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees: USD $177 per credit hour

Expected January 2019

Southwestern Community College Creston Campus, 1501 West Townline Street, CRESTON, Iowa, 50801, United States