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ODP.AAAC - AA Accounting (online)

Program Code

ODP.AAAC

Program Title

AA Accounting

Program Description

The Associate of Arts in Accounting equips students with a broad grounding in the Liberal Arts, along with foundational elements of business and accounting. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in business organizations. They may also continue their studies to earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a Concentration in Forensics & Fraud.

Modality. Point University offers the A.A. in Accounting in fully-online format. Point Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.

Learning Outcomes

Purpose. The A.A. in Accounting equips students with a broad grounding in the Liberal Arts, along with foundational elements of business and accounting.

The A.A. in Accounting builds on Point University’s mission, values, and Core Curriculum (General Studies and Character Formation Component) to accomplish the following student learning objectives:

Objective 1:   Graduates demonstrate a biblical approach to stewardship and responsibility with regard to organizational practices.

Objective 2:   Graduates prepare and interpret basic financial statements.

Objective 3:   Graduates apply sound accounting principles.

Objective 4:   Graduates apply sound principles in preparing individual income tax returns.

Objective 5:   Graduates demonstrate proficiency with hardware and software utilized in current business practice.

Objective 6:   Graduates understand principles of mathematics and can apply them to aid in making business decisions.

Recommended Course Sequence

Choosing a Character Core Track. Online students who continue past the associate degree to earn a baccalaureate degree must complete the 15-credit Character Core. The Character Formation courses listed above can fulfil Core requirements. Students must complete one course in each numbered category in sequence. In other words, they must complete one course labeled [1], and then one course labeled [2], and then one course labeled [3]. For details, see the “Character Core” described under the “Biblical Studies Department.”

Recommended Course Sequence. As online students prepare to enter their program, academic advisors prepare a customized course schedule, or “plan of study,” mapping out which courses students should complete in which sessions from start to graduation. These customized plans take into account degree requirements, transfer credits, pace of study, and other factors toward the goal of speeding students to the finish line in the shortest time possible.