UNM Los Alamos

AAS Accounting

AAS Accounting

About the Program 

This degree program is designed to help students prepare for entry into the accounting field as accounting clerks or technicians. The core courses in general education combined with computer applications provide the necessary skills for success in today’s changing business world. Students will become proficient in basic accounting principles: manual and computerized journals; posting; adjustments; monthly statements; payroll; bank reconciliations; cash flow reports; invoices; and the basics of taxes. Some, but not all, of the required courses will transfer to a BBA program at UNM Albuquerque Campus. Students planning to seek a four-year degree in accounting or another business field should pursue an Associate of Arts in Pre-Business Administration. 

A minimum of 63 credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. At least 15 of these 63 hours must be University of New Mexico-Los Alamos catalog credit courses taken in residence. 

General Education Requirements

WRITING AND SPEAKING (6 CREDIT HOURS) 

  • ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition (3) or ENGL 112: Composition II (3) or ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition (3)
  •  CJ 221: Interpersonal Communications (3) 

MATHEMATICS/PHYSICAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES (7 CREDIT HOURS) 

  • MATH 107: Problems in College Algebra (1) 
  • MATH 121: College Algebra (3) 

Note: No mathematics classes that are lower level than these courses may be counted toward the degree.

and

Select additional 3 hours from UNM Core Curriculum in these areas. 

FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (6 CREDIT HOURS) 

  • ECON 106: Introductory Microeconomics (3) 

and

Select additional 3 hours from UNM Core Curriculum in these areas. 

TOTAL TECHNICAL CORE REQUIREMENTS 19 CREDIT HOURS

Technical Core Requirements

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY (38 CREDIT HOURS) 

  • MGMT 101: Fundamentals of Accounting I (3) 
  • MGMT 101L: Fundamentals of Accounting I Lab (1) 
  • MGMT 102: Fundamentals of Accounting II (3) 
  • MGMT 102L: Fundamentals of Accounting II Lab (1) 
  • MGMT 113*: Management: An Introduction (3) 
  • MGMT 158: Ethics in Organizations (3) 
  • BSTC 202*: Microcomputer Accounting (3) 
  • BSTC 203: Business Communication (3) 
  • BSTC 204: Human Relations in Business (3) 
  • BSTC 218*: Business Law (3) 
  • BSTC 212: Introduction to Income Tax (3) 
  • BSTC 220*: Management Accounting (3) 
  • CS 150: Computing for Business Students (3) 
  • CT 202*: Applications of Spreadsheets (3) 

*Indicates courses with prerequisites. 

TECHNICAL ELECTIVES OR COOPERATIVE EDUCATION WORK PHASES (6 CREDIT HOURS) 

Choose from the following courses: 

  • BSTC 113: Introduction to Project Management (1) 
  • BSTC 114: Customer Service and Relations (1) 
  • BSTC 115: Time Management (1) 
  • BSTC 116: Stress Management for the Workplace (1) 
  • BSTC 117: Organization Skills for the Workplace (1) 
  • BSTC 118: Conflict Resolution for the Workplace (1) 
  • BSTC 213: Auditing (3) 
  • BSTC 214: Governmental/Not for Profit Accounting (3) 
  • BSTC 193: Topics (1-4) 
  • BSTC 293: Topics (1-4) 
  • BSTC 296: Business Cooperative Work Phase 1, 2, or 3 (1-3) 
  • ECON 212: Personal Investing (3) 
  • MGMT 105: Management Coop(3)
  • MGMT 190: Special Topics (3) 
  • MGMT 222: Introduction to Marketing (3) 

Note that various Topics courses will be offered and students may receive credit for taking multiple Topics courses.

TOTAL TECHNICAL CORE REQUIREMENTS 44 CREDIT HOURS

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 63 CREDIT HOURS