Bakersfield College


Associate in Arts

An Accounting degree provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the language of business, accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.

To Achieve the Associate in Arts 
Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded an Accounting Associate in Arts degree.

To Transfer Coursework 
A minimum of 30.5 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • analyze and record financial transactions in a manual or computerized general ledger system.
  • prepare financial statements; analyze and prepare financial information for management decision making.
  • utilize current income tax resources to prepare personal income tax returns.
  • communicate financial information effectively within a business environment.
  • process payroll transactions in accordance with current payroll reporting requirements.

Total Units: 30.5

Required Courses: (30.5 Units)

Course Number Title Units
BSAD B53A Introduction to Accounting 1 3.0
BSAD B53B Introduction to Accounting 2 3.0
BSAD B54 Payroll Accounting 3.0
BSAD B55 Computer Accounting Applications 3.0
BSAD B40 Personal Finance 3.0
BSAD B51 Business Mathematics 3.0
BSAD B264 Ten-Key Proficiency 0.5
BSAD B18 Business Law 3.0
BSAD B20 Introduction to Business 3.0
BSAD B5 Human Relations and People Skills 3.0
COMP B5 Introduction to Microsoft Office 3.0

Note: BSAD B1 may be substituted for BSAD B53A and BSAD B53B.

**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.

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