Program Information

Career Community: Business
Degree Type: A.S.
Program Location: Main Campus

What is Finance A.S.?


The Associate of Science in Finance is designed to prepare students for employment as financial analysts, financial managers, credit analysts, and investment managers. The program at the community college level emphasizes financial and managerial accounting, microeconomics and macroeconomics.

This program is provided as a guide for students who plan to transfer to a four-year school.

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Program Outcomes

Upon completion of these programs, students will be able to do the following:

  • Explain the role of accounting in business and how accounting information systems are used to gather, summarize, report, and analyze financial data.
  • Perform the steps in the accounting cycle, complying with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Determine the application, interpretation, and financial statement effect of specific accounting methods and procedures.
  • Analyze and interpret financial statements and demonstrate an understanding of managerial accounting concepts and calculations.
  • Analyze and evaluate structures and processes of diverse macroeconomic and microeconomic systems using a variety of basic economic tools and measurements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how economic and political activity influences the behavior of individuals and groups and how, in turn, they influence economic and political activity.
  • Examine the economic theories and research that have formed the basis of microeconomic and macroeconomic policies for two centuries.

What Are My Options to Pay for This Degree?

Apply for financial aid at A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

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Classes You Might Take

Finance A.S. Degree

  • ENGL 1010 – English Composition I (3 credits)
  • GEN 1010 – First Year Seminar (3 credits)
  • ACCT 1010 – Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • INFS 1010 – Computer Applications (3 credits)
  • MATH 1530 – Introductory Statistics (3 credits)
  • ACCT 1020* – Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
  • ENGL 1020 – English Composition II (3 credits)
  • COMM 2025 – Fundamentals of Communication (3 credits)
  • Choose one (3 credits):
    • MATH 1630 – Finite Math (3 credits)
    • MATH 1130 – College Algebra (3 credits)
    • MATH 1710 – Precalculus Algebra (3 credits)
  • Choose one (3 credits):
    • HIST 2310 – Early World History (3 credits)
    • HIST 2010 – Early United States History (3 credits)
  • ECON 2200 – Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • MATH 1830 – Applied Calculus**** (3 credits)
  • Choose one (3 credits):
    • HIST 2320 – Modern World History (3 credits)
    • HIST 2020 – Modern United States History (3 credits)
  • Choose one (3 credits):
    • ART 2000 – Art History Survey I (3 credits)
    • MUS 1030 – Introduction to Music (3 credits)
  • Choose one (4 credits):
    • ASTR 1010 – Solar System Astronomy (4 credits)
    • BIOL 1010 – Introduction to Biology (4 credits)
  • ECON 2100 – Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • PHIL 1040 – Introduction to Ethics (3 credits)
  • Choose one (3 credits or 1 credit):
    • PSYC 1030 – Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
    • CPED 1100 – Career Exploration (1 credit)
  • Choose one (3 credits):
    • ENGL 2110 – Early American Literature (3 credits)
    • ENGL 2120 – Modern American Literature (3 credits)
  • Choose one (4 credits):
    • ASTR 1020 – Stars + Galaxies Astronomy (4 credits)
    • BIOL 1020 – Diversity of Life (4 credits)


This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Every quality business program worldwide is accredited. Click here for public information about the program.

Business Department Mission Statement:

The business department empowers future leaders through exceptional business education, with a focus on fostering innovation, ethics, and leaderships skills. Our mission includes a commitment to continuous assessment, ensuring students acquire the knowledge and skills needed for success.

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