Small businesses, multinational corporations, and government agencies all rely on accounting professionals to handle business transactions and maintain financial records. The Cisco College Associate of Arts Degree with an emphasis in Accounting provides a solid foundation and pathway to pursue a Bachelor's Degree and become a Certified Public Accountant. Please see pages 64-65 of the Cisco College Course Catalog for more information.

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About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Associate of Arts Degree Four Semesters
Associate of Science Degree Four Semesters

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Potential Career Paths
    • Accounting Assistant
    • Accounts Payable Clerk
    • Accounts Receivable Clerk
    • Auditor
    • Billing Clerk
    • Bookkeeper
    • Budget Analyst
    • Cashier
    • Cost Accountant
    • Financial Analyst
    • Financial Examiner
    • Inventory Specialist
    • Payroll Clerk
    • Securities Clerk
    • Tax Accountant
    • Tax Preparer
    • Teller
  • Salary Information

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  • Associate of Arts, General Studies - Accounting
    Freshman Year
    First Semester

    Second Semester

    ENGL 1301 Composition I
    ENGL 1302 Composition II

    EDUC 1100 Learning Frameworks

    Social & Behavioral Science *
    HIST 1301 US History I

    HIST 1302 US History II

    Life & Physical Science *
    Life & Physical Science *
    BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
    Creative Arts *
    Sophomore Year

    First Semester

    Second Semester

    ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting
    ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting
    MATH 1314 or 1324
    MATH 1325 Calculus
    ECON 2301 Macroeconomics
    ECON 2302 or BUSI 1301
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government
    Language, Philosophy, & Culture *
    SPCH 1315 or 1321


    * See core curriculum course options.

  • Helpful Links

    Accreditation for Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT) offers four credentials and a certificate, as well as information on choosing a tax preparer with nationally recognized credentials, preparing for the Accredited Business Accountant (ABA) and Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP) exams and Continuing Professional Education requirements to maintain credentials.

    The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has information about careers in certified public accounting and CPA standards and examinations.

    AICPA Student Affiliate Membership program is designed to help you from the earliest stages of your college career through passing the CPA exam and conducting a job search.

    The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) is the bookkeeping profession’s national association, whose mission is to achieve recognition of bookkeepers as accounting professionals; keep bookkeepers up to date on changes in bookkeeping, accounting and tax; answer bookkeepers’ everyday bookkeeping and accounting questions; and certify bookkeepers who meet high national standards. Founded in 1987, AIPB also provides information on obtaining the Certified Bookkeeper (CB) designation.

    The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) serves government accountability professionals with professional development and certification opportunities and support of standards and research to advance government accountability.

    The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) provides information on accredited business and accounting programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

    The Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), serving governance professionals, has information on careers in information systems auditing and exams for the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) designations.

    The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) offers information on careers in internal auditing and obtaining the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) and Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) designations. IIA will offer those exams using computer-based testing beginning in February 2008.

    The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) promotes the business-building role of management accountants and finance professionals working inside organizations and offers the Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a prestigious global certification.

    The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) provides information on CPA licensure requirements by state.

    The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) is Texas' professional association for CPAs. Founded in 1915, TSCPA has more than 28,000 members in public practice, business and industry, government and education, and offers student memberships.

    The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy has the responsibility and authority to regulate the practice of public accountancy in Texas through qualifications, licensing and enforcement and has information on the CPA exam and licensing renewal.

Meet the Faculty

Linda Williams

Adjunct Instructor - Accounting
Abilene Campus

Curriculum Vitae