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    Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Accounting, AS

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Students majoring in accounting at Irvine Valley College focus on the principles and practices of accounting. The training they receive is intended to prepare them to make critical decisions based on data contained in various financial reports and statements. It also prepares them for entry-level accounting positions in the public and private sectors in such areas as service, merchandising, and manufacturing companies or transferring. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare financial reports and financial statements in public and private sector accounting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to exercise judgment, including ethical considerations, and use analytical techniques to make common business decisions.

Complete a minimum of three courses from the following:

Total Units Required: 18.5-20

To earn the associate degree:

See Earning an Associate Degree  for associate degree graduation requirements.

To earn the certificate of achievement:

See Earning a Certificate  for certificate information and requirements.

To transfer:

Courses required for the associate degree major at IVC may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor to identify the courses needed for the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals. View more information about transferring at Transfer to a Four-Year Institution .


See an IVC counselor for course substitution if a course is not available.

Third-party credentialing:

Third-party credentialing may be subject to change without notice. This information is accurate as of the publication date of this catalog. For the most current information, please consult with the area dean.

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