2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Mar 28, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Computerized Accounting Specialist Associate of Science

This program provides students who plan to enter the accounting field with knowledge of accounting principles and practices to record transactions for various types of businesses using a double-entry accounting system, as well as the latest commercial software, and the ability to analyze financial statements.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Prepare a set of basic financial statements.
  • Calculate and analyze common ratios and numerical relationships that are produced through the accounting cycle.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in processing the accounting cycle for a business using popular accounting software.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in communicating financial information in the subject area.
  • Present an oral presentation in the designated subject area.


Course ID Title Units
ACCT 1A   Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 1B  * Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT 216  * Individual Income Tax 4
ACCT 221  * Accounting Information Systems 3
CIMA 104  + Spreadsheets - Excel 3
CIMA 223B  * Computerized Accounting - Quickbooks–Advanced 1.5
  Select from Restricted Electives 3



Restricted Electives:
ACCT 120   Introduction to Financial Planning 3
ACCT 202A  * Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT 217  * Partnership and Corporate Taxation 3
ACCT 275  * Auditing 3

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.


Associate in Science Degree

Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements and to the Associate Degree – General Education Requirements in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements.

Suggested coursework not required for the major: ACCT 210, ACCT 215; BUS 1 or BUS 1H, 102, 103, 104, 125; CIM 1, 112; CIMN 100; CIMA 106; ECON 2 or ECON 2H, ECON 4 or ECON 4H.