Associate of Science in Accounting

If you're good with numbers and have a head for business, you might consider Colorado Technical University's Associate of Science in Accounting program, which can train you to work with corporations, small businesses, or individuals. Read on to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Colorado Technical University's Associate of Science in Accounting program is designed to prepare you to work as part of an accounting team in a business setting or as a personal financial advisor. This program prepares you to take on an advisory role for an organization or individual clients. You have the opportunity to learn to identify and solve accounting problems, practice accounting ethics, use professional communication, prepare financial statements, and use various contemporary accounting tools for financial decision making. Specifically, this program is designed to teach you accounting skills like taxation, analysis of business trends, and spreadsheet applications for accounting.

What are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in Colorado Technical University's Associate of Science in Accounting program, you might find it useful to have an aptitude for mathematics and number sense. Applicants to all of Colorado Technical University's programs must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs have additional requirements.

What are the Course Requirements?

This program of study consists of 92 credits. You'll take 32 general education credits, 20 core credits, and 40 concentration credits.

Associate of Science in Accounting Course Requirements

Core Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
ECON202 Microeconomics
ENGL200 Professional Writing
ENGL210 Professional Speaking
PSYC100 or SOCL101 Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Sociology

Concentration Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
ACCT 201 Accounting I
ACCT 202 Accounting II
ACCT 203 Accounting III
ACCT 210 Computerized Accounting
ACCT 215 Introduction to Taxation
BADM 100 Introduction to Business
BADM 150 Contemporary Business Trends
FINC 225 Financial Statement Analysis
IT 254 Spreadsheet Applications
SCI 205 Environmental Science

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Colorado Technical University's Associate of Science in Accounting program typically find work as an accountant or personal financial advisor. As an accountant, you could be responsible for preparing taxes, preparing financial reports, or providing financial guidance to a business or individual clients.

Advanced Degrees

After completing Colorado Technical University's Associate of Science in Accounting program, you could also pursue more education at the bachelor's level. You could apply to programs in accounting or to other programs, such as the following:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Finance
  • Bachelor of Accounting

CTU does not guarantee employment or salary. University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University's catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.