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Accounting ACC.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 64 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Accounting
Effective as of Fall 2016

Do you want to serve as the financial adviser to a business? Then a degree in Accounting is for you! Accounting has long been called the language of business. Accountants understand how to track and analyze the flow of money in a business. We help business owners make important strategic decisions by providing the data and analysis to understand the financial impact of those decisions.

With a degree in Accounting from Sinclair, you will have a solid background to start or move up in an accounting career. We will help you gain the skills you need to succeed with a solid foundation in accounting, taxation, general business knowledge and technology. If you have sufficient prior college credit in any field, our program will qualify you to take the CPA exam and earn that prestigious certification.

Come learn the language of business with an accounting degree from Sinclair!

What is the program about?

Accountants prepare, analyze and verify financial reports and monitor information systems that furnish this information to management. Business executives, bankers, government leaders and investors all rely on financial statements and other reports prepared by accountants that summarize and interpret financial transactions that occur in every business. An accountant must have the ability to develop reliable analyses of business operations which can be used in making business decisions. Students who complete the accounting program can qualify to sit for the CPA exam in Ohio after completing a few additional courses and a qualifying exam as determined by the Ohio Board of Accountancy.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication.
  • Describe and apply general business knowledge skills and computer skills.
  • Apply analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Apply mathematical skills to formulas and solve problems.
  • Apply the principles of financial, managerial, cost and tax accounting.
  • Apply principles of human creativity and its relation to society.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities in addition to accounting firms, exist in private business and industry as well as not-for-profit and governmental organizations. Positions available to graduates include staff accountant, cost accountant, payroll accountant, auditor, tax accountant and financial analyst.


Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Course Title Credits
Accounting Elective 3
ACC 1210 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACC 1220 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 1510 Computerized Accounting Systems 3
ACC 2101 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 2102 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 2211 Cost Accounting 3
ACC 2212 Managerial Accounting & Finance 3
ACC 2321 Federal Taxation 3
ACC 2435 Auditing 3
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
COM 2211 (Effective Public Speaking) OR COM 2225 (Small Group Communication) 3
ECO 2160 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO 2180 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
LAW 1101 Business Law 3
MAN 1107 Foundations of Business 3
MAT 1470 (College Algebra) OR MAT 1460 (Mathematics for Business Analysis) 3
MAT 2170 Business Statistics I 4
MRK 2101 Principles of Marketing Management 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
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Program Accreditation Information

This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a specialized accreditation recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.