Accounting

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Associate in Business
Description: 

Explores accounting theory and practice, and how accounting interrelates with other important business operations such as payroll, budget, and finance.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Prepare financial statements according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Evaluate business decisions given the legal and economic framework in which business functions
  • Analyze financial statements
  • Prepare final reports summarizing planning and control activities
  • Demonstrate effective written, verbal, and nonverbal communication in the business environment
  • Demonstrate industry-standard computer skills

Degree-Specific Requirements

All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Fulfill the Required Core, Required Support, and/or Elective Courses for this program.

Required Support Courses

Minimum Credit Hours: 
25.0

*The following courses may not be used to fulfill the requirement: MATH 121, MATH 221, and MATH 225.

Elective Courses

Take elective credits to meet the minimum number of credit hours needed to receive an associates degree.
Minimum Credit Hours: 
6.0
Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
60.0 (Including Options/Electives)

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.

Other Information

Year Established: 
2004
Program Code: 
ACCTG.AB
Division: 
Business
Department: 
Accounting

Contact

Business and Computer Technology Division • (313) 845-9804 • business@hfcc.edu • Technology Bldg • Room: E-211
Patricia Little • (313) 317-1723 • plittle@hfcc.edu • Technology Bldg • Room: E-211H

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFC. Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFC. Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612, counseling@hfcc.edu, Learning Resource Center). Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

  • Davenport University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Siena Heights University
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Michigan - Dearborn
  • Walsh College
  • Wayne State University