Curriculum – Accounting Degree

First Year - First Term
ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting 3 s.h.
BCA-215 Computer Business Applications 3 s.h.
BUS-102 Introduction to Business 3 s.h.
Business Elective(s) 6 s.h.
15 s.h.
Second Term
ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I 3 s.h.
ACC-311 Computer Accounting* 3 s.h.
BCA-152 Comprehensive Spreadsheets** 3 s.h.
BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism 3 s.h.
Business Elective(s) 3 s.h.
15 s.h.
Second Year - Third Term
ACC-122 Principles of Accounting II*** 3 s.h.
ACC-161 Payroll Accounting**** 3 s.h.
ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
Business Elective(s) 3 s.h.
Natural Science/Mathematics Elective(s) 3 s.h.
15 s.h.
Fourth Term
ACC-135 Personal Income Tax 3 s.h.
BUS-185 Business Law I 3 s.h.
ENG-106 Composition II***** 3 s.h.
Business Elective(s) 6 s.h.
15 s.h.
Total Program Hours 60 s.h.

* Prerequisite: ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting.
** Prerequisite: BCA-101 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems or BCA-215 Computer Business Applications.
*** Prerequisite: ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I or equivalent.
**** Prerequisite: ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting or ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I with a grade of C or higher.
***** Prerequisite: ENG-105 Composition I.

+ If you anticipate achieving a two year degree, enroll in a Business Elective your first year and BUS-162 Workforce professionalism your second year, preferably the fourth term.

Check here for a list of Business Electives.

NOTE: Business Internships (BUS-225) is a strongly recommended Business elective. For more information, please contact Laura Wood at 1-888-GO-NIACC, Ext. 4355 or

Business Internships

It’s as easy as 1,2,3!

  1. Talk to the Business Internship Coordinator or your Counselor to decide when in your college career you should participate in an internship.
  2. Enroll in and pass Workforce Professionalism (BUS-162).
    • Workforce Professionalism is a 3 s.h. course that is a prerequisite to Business Internships – it can be taken at any time prior to a Business Internship.
  1. Upon passing Workforce Professionalism, the student is eligible for a Business Internship (BUS-225).
    • Students may register for a Business Internship only when they have located, secured and have had the internship site approved with the Business Internship Coordinator.
    • Business Internship credit ranges from 1 s.h. to 5 s.h. – this must be determined prior to registering for the course.

All students are highly encouraged to participate in a Business Internship before graduating.

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