Associate of Arts in Accounting Online

Gain an education that integrates financial and accounting principles with a liberal arts foundation in this 100% online accounting associate degree program.

Apply By: 8/12/24
Start Class: 8/26/24
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Program Overview

Gain the skills that make you a sought-after employee with your online accounting AA

In the Associate of Arts in Accounting program from Florida Institute of Technology, you will explore the estimation of the value of liabilities and equities and learn practical applications of accounting in day-to-day business operations. Beyond accounting principles, you study statistics, management and global business, equipping you with a holistic understanding of business practices and strategies.

Our liberal arts curriculum is designed to enhance your critical-thinking and analytical abilities, providing you with a valuable skillset that extends beyond accounting. By completing this associate degree, you will be well-prepared to pursue a career in accounting or further your education in related fields.

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to:

  • Produce written documents that are clear, concise and grammatically correct, while incorporating logical, complete and articulate thoughts
  • Identify issues of a business scenario, present and evaluate plausible options, and defend the chosen solution based on discipline-specific understanding and reasoned judgment
  • Recognize and apply basic concepts in accounting
  • Produce written documents that are clear, concise and grammatically correct, while incorporating logical, complete and articulate thoughts
  • Identify issues of a business scenario, present and evaluate plausible options, and defend the chosen solution based on discipline-specific understanding and reasoned judgment
  • Recognize and apply basic concepts in accounting

Career opportunities:

  • Junior staff accountant
  • Payroll administrator
  • Audit associate
  • Bookkeeper
  • Tax preparer
  • Account resolution specialist
  • Junior staff accountant
  • Payroll administrator
  • Audit associate
  • Bookkeeper
  • Tax preparer
  • Account resolution specialist

Also available:

At Florida Tech, we offer a variety of in-demand online programs that prepare you with relevant skills for your career of choice. Take a look at our other undergraduate programs.

At Florida Tech, we offer a variety of in-demand online programs that prepare you with relevant skills for your career of choice. Take a look at our other undergraduate programs.

Per Credit Hour $532.50*
Transfer Credits Up to 45
Credit Hours 64
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Tuition

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Tuition for the AA in Accounting is affordable. Take advantage of our pay-by-the-course system, so you can manage your budget as you pursue your degree. Technology fees are included in the total tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour $532.50*

Calendar

The sooner you start, the sooner you graduate

The AA in Accounting online program is ideal for working students. Choose from multiple start dates and complete your degree at the pace that best fits your schedule.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall 1 20248/26/248/12/248/19/248/21/248/23/2410/20/248 weeks
Fall 2 202410/21/2410/7/2410/14/2410/16/2410/18/2412/15/248 weeks

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 8/12/24
Start Class 8/26/24

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Admissions

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At Florida Tech, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly. Please read the requirements for the AA in Accounting online program.


  • Completed application
  • For freshman: Official transcripts from a high school or equivalent (GED or certificate of completion, must bear date of graduation)
  • For transfers: Official transcripts from all accredited colleges/universities attended
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5

Official transcripts, test scores and other documents should be sent to:

Mail address:
Office of Admissions
50 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901

Admission Requirements

  • 2.5 GPA
  • No application fee
  • Official transcripts

Courses

Debrief your online accounting associate course topics

For the AA in Accounting online, the curriculum comprises 64 credits total, including 28 credit hours of general education core courses and 36 credit hours of major courses.

Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Helps students new to Florida Tech and online learning to adjust to the university and acquire essential academic survival skills (online classroom behavior, academic honesty, study skills, etc.) that enhance academic integration into college. Requirement for all Florida Tech Online students

Students must take CIS 1130 PC Applications or CIS 1140 Business Computer Skills. 

Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Surveys the functions and operations of business organizations in a global marketplace. Studies the structure, operation, financing, relationships and responsibilities of firms in context of current legal, social, regulatory and environmental issues. Requires critical thinking, communication, research, and individual and group problem solving.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces computer applications. Includes basic computer concepts and terminology through experience using the operating system, and word processing, spreadsheet and presentation management software.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Uses commercial software to understand the business functions of computers and develop personal competency in practical application of computers in business. Provides specific knowledge and advanced capabilities in various skills necessary for effective performance in academic and practical environments.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces the financial environment, financial statements, the accounting cycle and the theoretical framework of accounting measurement, emphasizing mechanics, measurement theory and the economic environment.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Continues EAC 2211. Emphasizes understanding the role of accounting in product costing, costing for quality, cost-justifying investment decisions, and performance evaluation and control of human behavior.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Covers the principles involved in establishing an accounting information system. Includes source documents, internal controls and the interfaces needed for managerial control of the business. Studies the integration of managerial accounting information needs with the design and implementation of systems.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Studies relevant costs for managerial decision-making. Includes cost accounting fundamentals used in managerial control functions.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces the concepts that aid in understanding both aggregate economic conditions and the policy alternatives designed to stabilize national economies. Includes the determination of GDP and national income, inflation, unemployment, monetary policy, economic growth and exchange rates.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces the neoclassical theory of price determination. Includes supply and demand analysis, production and cost theory, market structures, externalities and public goods, factor payments, income distribution and informational asymmetries.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Investigates the operational responsibilities of individuals in light of political, moral, social, ethical and jurisprudential considerations.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces management as a discipline and process. Includes evolution and scope of management, decision-making, planning, strategy, organizing, staffing, leading, control, change, and the importance of management in the global environment and ethical considerations of management decisions.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Emphasizes mathematical concepts. Includes measures of central tendency and spread; probability; binomial, normal and t distributions; statistical inference; and linear regression and correlation.

Students are required to take COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric or WRI 1001 First-Year Writing 2COM 1102 Writing About Literature and select one additional 3-credit communication course.

Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The first of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on writing essays using various rhetorical modes: persuasion, description, comparison and analysis. Presents basic methods of library research, as well as the MLA documentation system. Students write one research paper and several essays.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Continues work begun in WRI 1000 First-Year Writing 1. Includes study in rhetorical analysis and the conventions of various genres. Also includes intensive instruction in writing and revision of work that culminates in a research paper.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The second of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on reading and analyzing poems, plays and short works of fiction. Students write several essays and one research paper on literary topics.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Practice in the technical and scientific writing style and format, including gathering and using data to prepare reports. Includes abstracts, reports, letters, technical descriptions, proposals and at least two oral presentations.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed for the future business professional. Includes business research methods, report writing, business correspondence and communication in the workplace. Covers analytical, informational, routine and special reports.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces civilization from its early development to the European Renaissance. Emphasizes the interpretation of primary texts that reflect the intellectual and historical changes in society. The first of two interdisciplinary courses

Select one course (3 credits) from the following courses. 

Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Similar in purpose and method to HUM 2051, continues the interpretation of primary texts, emphasizing the Renaissance period, the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Modern Age.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines the major ideas, ideals and events that have determined the American experience in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Surveys key philosophical problems that occupied philosophers in the modern period and today. Emphasizes the analysis of theories by modern and contemporary philosophers on issues such as the nature of knowledge, facts versus values, personal identity, and consciousness in their historical context.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Elementary coverage of discrete mathematics. Includes logical arguments, mathematical induction in proofs, sets and relations (extension to functions and their properties), elementary counting principles (inclusion-exclusion), permutations and combinations.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Real-number system; arithmetic operations with polynomials, special products and factoring; linear, fractional and quadratic equations; inequalities, exponents, radicals and absolute values; functions and graphs; and complex numbers, logarithms, logarithmic and exponential functions
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Emphasizes mathematical concepts. Includes measures of central tendency and spread; probability; binomial, normal and t distributions; statistical inference; and linear regression and correlation.

Select two courses (6 credits) from the following courses. (EDS 1021 and EDS 1022 recommended)

Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Presents basic aeronautical factors affecting aircraft design and performance. Major topics include atmospheric properties, lift, drag, thrust, aircraft performance, stability and control, high-speed aerodynamics, operating strength limitations, and aerodynamics of specific flying problems.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces the concepts and applications of the physical sciences for non-science majors. Includes the processes and history of science, thermodynamics, electricity, waves, chemical reactions, nuclear energy, relativity and the formation of the Earth and the universe.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces the concepts and applications of the biological sciences for non-science majors. Includes cell structure, function and reproduction, genetics and genetic engineering, evolution and the environmen
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Covers topics essential for understanding our universe in the 21st century. Introduces astronomy concepts for nonscience majors. Includes principles that demonstrate the size of Earth and our solar system, the age of Earth, the origin of the elements and the age of our universe. Also includes how humans may colonize off-Earth locations.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Includes a survey of physics, chemistry and astronomy including motion, forces, energy, electricity, waves, the metric system and the application of science and technology to everyday living.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Facilitates student understanding of laws, phenomena and processes of cellular and human biology, and to address selected current topics in ecology and environmental science.

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