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Accounting Transfer

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

Are you interested in transferring to a four-year college or university and earning a bachelor’s degree? Students may wish to earn an Associate of Arts and apply their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field at a four-year college or university. Students need courses that will facilitate their transfer to four-year institutions of their choice. Please consult with a NIACC counselor for assistance in determining a schedule to meet your goal.

The Business Division’s highest priority is to assist students in reaching their individual educational goals. Each instructor is dedicated to providing the highest quality instruction to facilitate this process.

First Semester
ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
MATH Math Class* If Possible
MAT-121 College Algebra
4 s.h.
BCA-101 Intro to Computers and Information Systems 3 s.h.
Humanities class 3 s.h.
Social Science Class 3 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Total 17 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h.
MAT-140 Finite Math (if needed)*** 3 s.h.
Humanities Class 3 s.h.
Science class 3-4 s.h.
ACC-111 Intro to Accounting
(if needed or elective)
3 s.h.
Total 15-16 s.h.
Third Semester
ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I 3 s.h.
ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
MAT-156 Intro to Statistics 3 s.h.
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h.
General Education Elective** 3 s.h.
Total 15 s.h.
Fourth Semester
ACC-122 Principles of Accounting II 3 s.h.
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.
MAT-161 Business Statistics 3 s.h.
Humanities class 3 s.h.
General Education Elective** 3-4 s.h.
Total 15-16 s.h.

* – Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class.
** – See NIACC catalog for list of General Education courses.
*** – Check with transfer institution

Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning.

AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions.

    • Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement.
    • Admission requirements vary from institution to institution.  Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance.
    • Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student.

Note: The University of Iowa requires MAT-165 Calculus (Business Calculus) for prerequisite course for the College of Business.

Note: For accounting majors at the U of Iowa, a 2.67 (B-) cumulative GPA is required in Accounting 121 and Accounting 122 with a 2.75 prerequisite GPA and 3.0 cumulative GPA and pass a writing assessment.

Note: MAT-140 (Finite Math) and MAT-165 (Business Calculus) will satisfy UNI’s Decision Techniques Class if both are taken at NIACC.

Suggested Electives:

    • Business Law I
    • Principles of Management

Suggested General Education Elective:

    • Calculus (for Business)