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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
  May 22, 2022
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] 
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Accounting Technology (2201) (A.S.)

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Associate in Science

If you like working with numbers, are organized and have an eye for detail then terms like budget, financials, and spreadsheets could be part of your ideal job description. Begin your climb up the corporate ladder with our associate degree in Accounting Technology. It will provide you with a solid foundation in all aspects of accounting practices used in business as well as government and not-for-profit organizations. After earning your degree you can choose to begin a career in accounting or related field or continue on to our bachelor’s degree in Supervision and Management for even greater professional opportunities.

Three technical certificates are available within this degree program: Accounting Technology Management (6224) (T.C.) , Accounting Technology Operations (6223) (T.C.)  and Accounting Technology Specialist (6221) (T.C.) . Students may pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

A minimum grade of “C” or better must be achieved in all professional core courses.


The mission of the A.S. in Accounting Technology is to provide a program of professional accounting education that prepares students for entry-level opportunities and to provide them with a foundation for continued long-term career success. The program emphasizes analyzing, recording and reporting of financial information.


The A.S. Accounting Technology degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)ACBSP only accredits degree programs, not certificates.

Certification and Licensing

Completion of the payroll course prepares you to take the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC), which is given by the American Payroll Association. The FPC is a credential for payroll beginners and service and support professionals with payroll knowledge. Payroll experience is not required to take this exam.

Need More Information? Contact:

Sandra Beck, Downtown Campus, (904) 633-8380/5949 or
Kent Campus Accounting Department, Kent Campus, (904) 381-3704 or
Janice Hall, North Campus, (904) 766-6705 or

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General Education

Credit Hours: 15

Professional Courses

Credit Hours: 36
A minimum grade of “C” or better is required in all Professional Core courses.

Professional Electives

Minimum Credit Hours: 9

Total Credit Hours: 60

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded the Associate in Science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Students must fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) at Florida State College at Jacksonville in courses eligible toward the Associate in Science degree programs, excluding developmental education courses. (A.S. Florida State College at Jacksonville GPA).
  3. Earned an all-college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on a 4.0 scale on all courses attempted. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding developmental education) in lower division courses. (All college cumulative.)
  4. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit by portfolio development do not count toward this residency requirement.
  5. Complete the required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  6. Earned a grade of a C or better in each course used to satisfy the General Education Requirements and any other area designated with a C or better requirement.
  7. Students must have fulfilled all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before they may graduate.

 Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under the (2015/2016) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2015/2016 academic year.  The student’s assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or co-requisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  4. Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.


This A.S. degree program articulates into a bachelor’s degree program. For more information, please visit the Transfer Services Web page and look for your A.S. program of study.

University Transfer

This Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree programs are intended primarily for students who desire to complete an Associate in Science degree or an Associate in Applied Science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details refer to the University Transfer Guide.

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