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2022-23 Catalog 
    
2022-23 Catalog

Applied Accounting, BAS


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The Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Accounting provides graduates with the skills and knowledge needed for employment in the field of accounting. This degree completion program is designed for individuals who wish to compete for jobs that require a more in-depth knowledge of accounting, and supervisory or management skills. The BAS in Applied Accounting brings together tools and techniques from business, communication, information technology, management, sustainability and project-based skills.

This degree completion program is designed for individuals with two-year degrees in accounting-related fields. The first 90 credits of the degree are fulfilled by entrance prerequisites.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should be able to:

  • Apply a broad understanding of accounting systems and technology, creative problem-solving techniques in the context of complex projects and teams, and in the midst of changing and conflicting demands.
  • Collaborate effectively in multi-disciplinary work teams in support of organizational goals
  • Integrate efficiently and effectively sound project management techniques and professional communication skills
  • Analyze and apply best practices and standards, conform to legal and regulatory standards, and apply appropriate ethical considerations including respect for privacy and fiduciary responsibility.
  • Engage in continuing professional development through lifelong learning
  • Interpret and apply accounting standards to a broad range of business environments to include public, private, non-profit and government
  • Demonstrate the breadth and depth of the educational preparation through the completion of a capstone project

Entry Requirements

Individuals must have:

  • An associate degree in accounting or 85 to 90 equivalent credits that represent the combination of program admission required courses and other transferable college-level credits
  • A minimum grade of C (2.0) in all required courses AND a GPA of C+(2.3) in each individual required ACCT course: ACCT 101 ACCT 102 , ACCT 234 , ACCT 250  and ACCT 285 . Students may substitute ACCT 201, 202 and 203 for ACCT 101, 102 and 234. It is necessary that students have taken all prerequisite Accounting courses within five years
  • At least 25 credits of general education requirements must have been completed as part of the associate’s degree (see prerequisites)

Degree Requirements

Completion of all required courses as shown in the worksheet for each corresponding concentration.
In addition to eligibility requirements, students must also achieve the following:

  • Complete 90 quarter credits in the general program and concentration requirements, with a grade of “C” or better
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and the courses applied to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges.
  • At least 45 quarter credits for the degree must be completed in residence at BC, of which 30 credits must be upper division.
  • Courses may be subject to minimum grade requirements and prerequisites. 

Application Process

To be considered for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Accounting prospective students must submit the following:

  • Complete Bellevue College general admission application form
  • Pay admissions and placement fee
  • Complete the Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Accounting application form
  • Check program’s website for more information
  • For students planning to transfer credits to Bellevue College, submit official transcripts from regionally accredited college(s) and transfer credit request form to the BC Evaluations Office

Prerequisites: 85 CR


Prerequisites, 90 credits preferred, alternatively, 85 credits with 5 co-requisites

Associate degree in accounting or 85 to 90 equivalent credits that represent the combination of program admission required courses and other transferable college-level credits. A student admitted with only 85 credits (missing ACCT 285) would be allowed to take ACCT 285 concurrently with admission to the BAS Applied Accounting program. Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all college courses, and a C+ (2.3) in each individual course: ACCT 101 , ACCT 102 , ACCT 234 , ACCT 250 , and ACCT 285 . Student may substitute ACCT 201 , ACCT 202  and ACCT 203  for ACCT 101 , ACCT 102  and ACCT 234 . Accounting classes must not be more than five years old.

Courses must include at least 25 credits of general education, including:

  • 10 credits of English Composition (ENGL 101  and ENGL 201 , ENGL 235  or ENGL 271 )
  • 5 credits of college-level math
  • 10 credits of natural sciences, humanities or social sciences

Co-Requisites: 5 CR


Choose 5 Credits From the Following:


Additional Requirements


Natural Science from AAS-DTA  transfer list. Students must choose from two different subjects and at least five credits must be in in physical, biological and/or earth sciences or math. Shall include at least one laboratory course. 10-11 CR

Core Total: 55


Grand Total: 180-181


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