UACCM Academics

Career-Specific Program Overview

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Business

The Associate of Applied Science degree provides students with a foundation in basic accounting principles and applications with an in-depth knowledge of business, computer, and communication skills necessary for today’s office professional. Students will acquire skills to assist them in working with others and handling administrative responsibilities for various office positions. The program prepares students to work in professions not requiring a four-year degree.

Career Opportunities

  • Accounting assistant
  • Payroll clerk
  • Bank employee
  • Accounts receivable/payable technician
  • Executive assistant
  • Administrative assistant
  • General office assistant

Degree/Certificate Requirements

Institutional Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Certificate of Proficiency in Business will be able to:

  • Use word processing software to create and prepare mailable letters, tables, and reports.
  • Proofread and edit documents.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Associate of Applied Science degree in Business will be able to:

  • Perform the various steps in the accounting cycle by analyzing and posting transactions, maintaining accounts, and creating reports.
  • Use problem solving techniques and basic math skills to solve business-related problems.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Associate of Applied Science degree in Business will be able to:

  • Students will be able to perform office tasks such as filing, scheduling, phone etiquette, and travel and/or meeting arrangements.
  • Communicate effectively using a diverse range of tools and methods including: printed materials, interpersonal relations, oral presentations, and presentation graphics.
  • Use spreadsheet software to create and update spreadsheets, maintain statistical data, and prepare financial reports.
  • Use database management software to enter and edit data, manipulate the data, and present data.
  • Develop and improve professional strengths such as teamwork, time management, business ethics, and leadership skills.
  • Perform basic accounting functions using integrated software packages.