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Accounting Course Sequences

See the classes you should take each term to complete the accounting certificate or degree you want to earn.

Accounting Certificate & Degree Course Sequences

Getting Started

The first step to entering the program is to take part in an assessment process, which includes taking the college’s free placement test and meeting with Chemeketa’s Advising and First Year Programs staff. You may need to complete entry-level courses. Then your advisor will help you develop an individualized program of study. 

Be sure to review the catalog for important information about program outcomes and other details not found in this listing.

See course descriptions for more information about your classes.

Accounting Certificate & Degree, Payroll & Tax Preparation Certificates

Course Sequence
CourseTitleCredit Hours
BA115 Introduction to Accounting 4
MTH070 Elementary Algebra 4
RD090 College Textbook Reading 3
WR115 Introduction to Composition 4

Accounting Baccalaureate Preparation Certificate

Course Sequence
CourseTitleCredit Hours
BA115  Introduction to Accounting 4
MTH105 Math in Society 4
RD090  College Textbook Reading 3
WR115 Introduction to Composition 4

Payroll Certificate of Completion

Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 BA211 Financial Accounting 1 4
BA177  Payroll 4
2 BA228 Computer Accounting 1 4
3 BA276  Advanced Payroll 4
4 BA224 Human Resource Management 4

Tax Preparation Certificate of Completion

Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 BA211 Financial Accounting 1 4
2 BA177  Payroll 4
3 BA256 Income Tax 1 4
4 BA257 Income Tax 2 4


Accounting Associate of Applied Science Degree

Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 BA104  Business Applications Using Mathematics 4
  BA211 Financial Accounting 1 4
  CIS101 Computing Concepts 3 or
  CIS120  Digital Literacy (or higher) 4
  WR121 Academic Composition 4 or
  BT210  Professional Communication Skills 4
2 BA101 Introduction to Business 4
  BA212  Financial Accounting 2 4
  BA214 Business Communication 4 or
  WR122 Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition 4 or
  WR227  Technical Writing 4
  BA225 Excel for Accounting 4 or
  CIS125E Excel-Workbooks 4
3 BA177  Payroll 4
  BA213  Managerial Accounting 4
  BA226  Business Law 1 4
  BA228 Computer Accounting 1 4
4 BA279 Computerized Accounting 2 4 or
  BA240 Gov't Accounting/Non-Profit 4 or
  BA276 Advanced Payroll 4
  MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 4
    Accounting elective* 4
    Psychology/Sociology elective** 4
5 BA256  Income Tax 1 4
  COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4 or
  COMM130 Business and Professional Speaking (recommended) 4
  FE205B Resumes and Job Search Correspondence 1
    Business/CIS/Economics elective*** 4
6 BA257  Income Tax 2 4
  BA280C  Cooperative Work Experience 3 or
    Business/CIS/Economics elective*** 3
    Accounting elective * 4 or
  BA206  Business Management Principles 4 or
  BA222  Financial Management 4 or
  MTH111  College Algebra (or higher) 5
  BA282  Applied Accounting Capstone 4

 *Accounting elective: Choose from BA215, BA218, BA225, BA237, BA240, BA276, or BA279.

**Psychology/Sociology elective, choose one: PSY101, PSY104, SOC204, SOC205, or SOC206.

***Business/Computer Information Systems/Economics elective: Choose BA courses at the 200 level or above CIS135AE, or EC200 or above.