Accounting Information Systems-Option

Accounting, Associate in Applied Science

The Accounting Information Systems option prepares students to enter the business world and successfully accept positions in accounting information systems, business administration and related fields. Students may also continue to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and/or business.

Basic Skills requirements must be met before entry into the program. Some courses require prerequisites; check course descriptions.

For information, contact faculty advisor, William Lemons, at (609) 343-4975/wlemons@atlantic.edu, or contact Donna Vassallo, at (609)343-4972/dvassall@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Use critical thinking and creative and logical analysis skills, strategies and techniques to solve complex business and accounting problems;
  • Use clear and concise communication (oral, written, and electronic) to convey relevant financial and non-financial information to target audiences so that decision makers can formulate informed decisions and take action;
  • Identify ethical issues associated with business situations and apply appropriate principles of ethics and civic responsibility;
  • Use research tools to monitor evolving accounting standards and practices and to maintain professional skills in a changing business environment;
  • Use research tools to monitor evolving federal taxation rules;
  • Design an accounting system.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
When a general education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
ENGL101-Composition I
3
ENGL102-Composition II
3
MATH150-Precalculus. (If you are planning on transferring to a four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that you take MATH155-Calculus I and speak with a transfer advisor.)
4
General Education Science course
4
CISM125-Introduction to Computers
3
Choose HIST101, HIST102, HUMT201 or HUMT202

3

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
20
PROGRAM COURSES
ACCT130-Financial Accounting
4
ACCT131-Managerial Accounting
4
ACCT150-Computerized Accounting Applications
3
ACCT162-Microcomputer Applications Using Spreadsheets
3
ACCT230-Intermediate Accounting
4
ACCT245-Accounting Information Systems
3
BUSN101-Introduction to Business
3
BUSN120-Principles of Management
3
BUSN210-Business Law I
3
BUSN247-Management Information Systems
3
CISM160-Systems Analysis and Design
3
CISM164-Microcomputer Applications Using Relational Databases
3
CISM222-Issues in Computer Safety
3
ECON110-Macroeconomics
3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS

 

45

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
65

(ACIS) EFFECTIVE FALL 2011