Jan 22, 2020  
Catalog 2018-19 
Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fully Online Program

Accounting AA

Important Information

Short Description

This Associate of Arts degree program is designed for students intending to transfer to institutions that offer a four-year program in accounting.  The program provides flexibility in program electives to meet the individualized requirements of four-year accounting programs in the State of Maryland and surrounding region.

Type of Credential

Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Program Code


Contacts and Additional Information

Department Chair:

Rosemarie Cramer (all campuses, year round):
Office:  E.BESS 134
443-840-1658 or rcramer@ccbcmd.edu

Program Coordinators:

CCBC Catonsville, Mark Williams (year round)
Office: C.BESS 226
443-840-4334 or mwilliams@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Dundalk/Essex, Kelly Lemons (August 15 - June 15)
Office:  E.BESS 133
443-840-1447 or klemons@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

This Associate of Arts degree program is offered both face to face and fully (100%) online.

Opportunities for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - For Accounting, see Portfolio, Departmental Exam, and CLEP. Several General Education classes also have PLA opportunities.

Articulation and Transfer Agreements


Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses .

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

  • ENGL 102 - College Composition II 3 Credit(s).
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 3-4 Credit(s)
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Social and Behavioral Sciences (other than Economics) 3 Credit(s)
  • Program Elective - 3 Credit(s)
  • Program Elective - (if needed for 60-credit minimum) 3 Credit(s)

Courses Needed for this Program*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 34-36 Credits

General Education Requirements:

General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses One course must be a Diversity course.

Students must have at least 60 credits for an associate degree.  Students who choose to take 3 credits of Mathematics and 7 credits of Biological and Physical Sciences, rather than 4 and 8, may need to take an additional class in order to reach at least 60 credits.  Electives should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution.

  • Arts and Humanities (PHIL 101  recommended) 3 Credit(s)
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credit(s)
  • Information Technology (CSIT 101  or CSIT 120  recommended) 3 Credit(s)
  • Mathematics (MATH 153  recommended; check with transfer institution) 3-4 Credit(s)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (other than Economics) 6 Credit(s)
  • Wellness and Health 3 Credit(s)

Program Requirements and Electives - 24-27 Credits

Program Electives:

A student’s selection of General Education electives will determine the total elective credits required to reach 60 credits for the degree.  Students should speak with one of the program coordinators or transfer advisors to select the combination of electives that best meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60 Credits


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.


Program Description

This degree is designed for students intending to transfer to institutions that offer a four-year program in Accounting.  Beyond the general education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this degree should be considered in conjunction with the requirements of the selected transfer institution.  Students should consult with a transfer advisor or Accounting coordinator to select the combination of courses that best meets the requirements of the transfer institution.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate mastery of financial and managerial accounting concepts sufficient for further study in the discipline by preparing balance sheets, income statements, statements of cash flows, and budgets and by preparing costs, volume, and profit analysis;
  2. demonstrate the ability to organize, process, and report relevant managerial accounting information for use in planning and decision-making;
  3. calculate, interpret, and/or analyze key macroeconomic and microeconomic indicators for the U.S. economy used to predict and describe business cycles and recognize the increasing interdependence of the U.S. economy with other world trading partners;
  4. recognize the impact that business laws, rules, and regulations have on society, businesses, and individuals; and
  5. create, design, and deliver effective and well-organized oral and written presentations utilizing state-of-the art technology.