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The Accounting department at TVCC offers university and workforce Associate degrees. Students that plan to seek a bachelor's degree at a senior college or university may enroll in an Associate of  Liberal Arts with an Accounting major. Students that plan to seek employment may enroll in the Associate of Applied Science degree program or the Certificate of Completion program.

According to the most recent U. S. Department of Labor's  Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow 16 percent from 2010 to 2020. The following video provides additional information on Accounting careers in the State of Texas. This video was produced by the Texas Genuine project whose Web site provides information on workforce careers.



ACCT 2401. Principles of Financial Accounting. (4-3-3)

Prerequisite: MATH 1314 College Algebra

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of financial accounting as prescribed by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as applied to transactions and events that affect business organizations. Students will examine  Lab fee.

ACCT 2402. Principles of Managerial Accounting. (4-3-3)

Prerequisite: Accounting 2401

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of managerial accounting appropriate for all organizations. Students will study information from the entity's accounting system relevant to decisions made by internal managers, as distinguished from information relevant to users who are external to the company. The emphasis is on the identification and assignment of product costs, operational budgeting and planning, cost control, and management decision making. Topics include product costing methodologies, cost behavior, operational and capital budgeting, and performance evaluation. Lab fee.

ACNT 1303. Introduction to Accounting I. (3-3-0)

A study of analyzing, classifying, and recording business transactions in a manual and computerized environment. Emphasis on understanding the complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliations, and payroll.

ACNT 1304. Introduction to Accounting II. (3-3-0)

A study of accounting for merchandising, notes payable, notes receivable, valuation of receivables and equipment, and valuation of inventories in a manual and computerized environment.

ACNT 1311. Introduction to Computerized Accounting. (3-3-0)

Introduction to utilizing the computer in maintaining accounting records with primary emphasis on a general ledger package.

ACNT 1313. Computerized Accounting Applications. (3-3-0)

Prerequisite: ACNT 1311

Use of the computer to develop and maintain accounting records and to process common business applications for managerial decision-making.

ACNT 1329. Payroll & Business Tax Accounting. (3-3-0)

A study of payroll procedures, taxing entities, and reporting requirements of local, state, and federal taxing authorities in a manual and computerized environment. Develop personnel and payroll records that provide the information required under current laws and process payroll data and tax data and prepare reports.

A study of accounting information systems and related subsystems, including data collection, security, retrieval, manipulation, filtering and sorting of data.

ACNT 2382. Cooperative Education-Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping. (3-1-20)

Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing; Approval of Division Chairperson (Must currently hold a job in the accounting field to received credit, if not another accounting course must be taken.)

Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Lab fee.





Component Area


Semester Hours

Communication (010)



ENGL 1302


Mathematics (020)

One course from:

MATH 1314, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 2312, 2413


Life & Physical Sciences (030)

*Two Courses from:

BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2420, 2421, 2404

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426


Language, Philosophy,

And Culture (040)

One course from:

ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328,  2332,  2333

HUMA 1301

PHIL 2306

SPAN 2311, 2312


Creative Arts (050)

One course from:

ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304

DRAM 1310, 2366

MUSI 1306, 1307, 1310


History (060)

Two courses from:

HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2301


Government (070)


GOVT 2305 AND GOVT 2306


Social & Behavioral Sciences (080)

One course from:

ECON 2301, 2302

PSYC 2301, 2314

SOCI 1301, 1306, 2301


Component Area Requirement CAO (090)

Two courses from:

BCIS 1305

BIOL 1406, 1407, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2420, 2421, 2404

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425


ENGL 2311

MATH 1314,1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 1350, 1351, 2312, 2413, 2414, 2318, 2320, 2415

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

SPCH 1315, 1321


Suggested Pathway Electives

Suggested pathway electives  to complete 60 semester hours


(2 of the 18 hours will consist of science labs)

*The following science combinations will satisfy the life & physical science requirement

BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1407; BIOL 1408 and BIOL 1409; BIOL 1411 and BIOL 1413; BIOL 1406 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1407 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1408 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1409 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1411 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1413 with any CHEM or PHYS; CHEM 1405 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1406 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1405 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1406 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1407 with any BIOL or PHYS







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The BAAS transfer options provide opportunities for students who complete an AAS with TVCC to continue their education at a partnering university. By enrolling and completing online courses with the partnering university, TVCC’s AAS students are able to earn a bachelor of applied arts and sciences (BAAS) degree that often is necessary for advancement into managerial and executive positions.

To explore pathways from the TVCC to one of our partnering universities, please visit 




Posted Date:
1/25/2019 8:17:37 AM