Academics

Accounting

The mission of the Associate in Applied Science Accounting program is to provide a background in accounting to qualify the student as a paraprofessional in accounting, junior accountant, or in other entry-level positions in accounting, or to prepare the student to engage in a general business career, either as an owner or manager, by educating them in basic accounting methods and principles, and exposing students to computers and programming necessary in an automated accounting environment.

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 66

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGLISH *3
COMMUNICATION *3
ECON 110
or
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 
or
3
ECON 111PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS 3
BUS 120
or
BUSINESS MATHEMATICS 
or
3
MATH 115COLLEGE ALGEBRA 4
LABORATORY SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS *4
HUMANITIES *3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ACCTG 113TAX ACCOUNTING 3
ACCTG 115PAYROLL ACCOUNTING 3
ACCTG 120FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 4
ACCTG 121MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 4
ACCTG 206INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I 3
ACCTG 207INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II 3
ACCTG 208COST ACCOUNTING 3
ACCTG 216ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3
BUS 110INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
BUS 215LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 3
CMGEN 120COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3
MGMT 113PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
OFACS 132ELECTRONIC SPREADSHEETS 3
OFACS 232ADVANCED SPREADSHEETS 3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ACCOUNTING/BUSINESS ELECTIVE **3

* See specific requirements for the Associate in Applied Science degree.
** ACCTG 108, 260 or approved BUS course

Students enrolled in the Associate in Applied Science degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ACCTG 120; ECON 110 or 111; BUS 110; MGMT 113; CMGEN 120; BUS 120 or MATH 115
Spring Semester 1ACCTG 121; ACCTG 115; BUS 215; English; Laboratory Science/Mathematics
Summer SemesterHumanities
Fall Semester 2ACCTG 206; ACCTG 208; ACCTG 113; Communication; OFACS 132
Spring Semester 2ACCTG 207; ACCTG 216; OFACS 232; ACCTG or BUS Elective

Program Contact Information

Business, Legal, and Information Systems Department
Technology Center
Room 205
(309)694-5558

Illinois Career Cluster

Business, Management and Administration

Career Pathway:
Business Financial Management and Accounting

Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Business Management and Administration
Pathway: Business Information Management
ICC Pathway: Accounting

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

Composition I (ENGL 110) | Humanities | Introduction to Communication (COMM 110) | Lab Science

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information: Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Accounting Clerk (29 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

none

Employment Information

Accounting clerks, Payroll & timekeeping clerks, Brokerage clerks $10-15/hr

Certificate of Completion

Accounting Bookkeeper(32 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

none

Employment Information

Tax preparers, Statistical assistants, Bookkeeping clerks$15-20/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Accounting(66 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

none

Employment Information

Accountants & auditors, Budget analysts, Credit analysts, Financial examiners$15-25/hr

OCCUPATION BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs at this time.

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Program transfer
guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.

University of Illinois Springfield Accountancy

University of Illinois Springfield Business Administration

University of Illinois Springfield Business Administration Management

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements