CURRICULAR GUIDE

Associate in Business Degree

Curriculum Code: 0162  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

Graduates of this program are qualified to work as a paraprofessional in most
areas of accounting, such as financial reporting, cost accounting,
governmental accounting, tax preparation and auditing.  Typically the
paraprofessional works under the supervision of a professional accountant, but
may be doing essentially the same types of work.  Job titles include full-
charge bookkeeper, tax preparer, and internal auditor, among others.  Not all
courses in this program transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to
transfer should see an academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  See the General Education Core Requirements section for
information on how to fulfill these requirements.

Contact the Business Department, Old Central Building, Room 210, telephone
number (517) 483-1522.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 31 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ACCG 210    Principles of Accounting I                                       4
ACCG 211    Principles of Accounting II                                      4
ACCG 220    Intermediate Accounting I                                        4
ACCG 221    Intermediate Accounting II                                       4
ACCG 230    Cost Accounting                                                  4
ACCG 240    Federal Income Tax I                                             4
ACCG 260    Accounting Systems                                               4
LEGL 215    Busn Law I, Basic Principles                                     3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 29-30 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                            12 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Accounting Specialty Area                            11-12 Credits
ACCG 160    Payroll Systems and Taxes                                        2
ACCG 231    Managerial Accounting                                            4
ACCG 235    Budgeting                                                        2
ACCG 241    Federal Income Tax II                                            4
ACCG 250    Advanced Accounting                                              4
ACCG 280    Governmental Accounting                                          4
ACCG 290    Auditing                                                         3

CHOICE 3:   Other Accounting & Business Related (See Note 1)         6 Credits
ACCG 245    Accounting Internship                                            2
ACCG 271    Principles of Finance                                            3
INSU 265    Principles Risk and Insurance                                    3
LEGL 219    Adv Busn Law for Acct Majors                                     4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   60

1.    Students may also select from unchosen courses in Choice 2.
2.    For graduation from this program, a student must have earned a minimum
      2.00 grade point average in courses with an ACCG prefix.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
ACCG 210          ACCG 211          ACCG 220          ACCG 221
LEGL 215          ACCG 260          ACCG 230          Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           ACCG 240          Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
                  Lim.Ch.                             Lim.Ch.