ACBSP logoAn Associate in accounting degree is designed to prepare students for immediate entry into the accounting field. Our accredited program combines a concentration in accounting, business, and general education subjects.

With this program, you can graduate with a degree in two years.  Credits are also fully transferable to the four year accounting major at Trine, and it serves as an excellent program for just this purpose.  The Associate in accounting program requires 22 credits of general education, 38 credits in business courses for a total of 60 credit hours.

The Experience

Our faculty are experts in the accounting field, with both US and international corporate experience, both in Europe and Africa. Our real world program is intense and focused on getting you the best education in modern accounting methods and practices. We teach using the most popular small business accounting software, Quickbooks, as an integral part of the program.

The Results

This program is appropriate for positions in businesses that require a small but knowledgeable accounting staff such as accounts receivable clerk, accounting assistant, billing clerk, bookkeeper, payroll clerk, etc.

General Education Requirements - 22 credit hours Global Business Accreditation

ENG 133 Technical Communication or ENG 143 College Composition
HUM 203 Humanities Seminar
SP 203 Effective Speaking
Humanities Elective - 3 credit hours
ECO 213 Microeconomics
 or ECO 223 Macroeconomics 
MA 113 College Algebra
Science Elective - 3 credit hours
Mathematics or Science Elective - 1 credit hour

Program Requirements - 30 credit hours

AC 203 Accounting I
AC 213 Accounting II
BA 123 Business Concepts
LAW 203 Business Law & Ethics
MK 203 Marketing
AC 303 Cost Accounting I
AC 323 Intermediate Accounting I
AC 333 Intermediate Accounting II
AC 373 Accounting Information Systems
AC 423 Personal Income Tax
 or AC 463 Auditing

Additional Requirements - 8 credit hours

BA 101 University Experience or BA 102 University Experience
  or UE 111 Adult Learning Orientation
BA 201 Professional Development and Strategies
COM 213 Business Communication,
  or BA 113 Business Computer Applications,
  or PSY 113 Psychology  - Select 6 of the 9 credit hours

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.

Program Information


Associate in Accounting


60 hours



Campus Location

Angola, IN