Javascript is currently not supported, or is disabled by this browser. Please enable Javascript for full functionality.

Skip to Main Content

    Florida State College at Jacksonville
  Sep 27, 2021
2019-2020 Catalog [Aug. 2019-Aug. 2020] 
2019-2020 Catalog [Aug. 2019-Aug. 2020] [Archived Catalog]

Accounting Technology (2201) (A.S.)

Return to Programs Return to: Programs

Associate in Science


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 Program

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.

Classes for this accounting degree are available throughout Duval and Nassau counties at one of our convenient locations or entirely online for flexibility. After earning your degree you can choose to begin a career in accounting or related field or continue on to pursue one of our bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration (T200) (B.S.) , Financial Services (T210) (B.S.) , or Supervision and Management (S100) (B.A.S.)  for increased employment options and even greater professional opportunities.

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

Embedded Certificate(s)

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 to determine the career education path that is best for you. 

Please note that by being enrolled in this degree program you may automatically meet the requirements for one of the aforementioned technical certificates. If you meet the requirements for a technical certificate, as a result of being enrolled in this degree program, you may automatically be awarded the technical certificate(s) upon meeting their requirements as well. If you choose to opt out of this automatic awarding of a technical certificate please contact an advisor to do so.


Completion of the payroll accounting course (APA 2501 ) prepares you to sit for the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) exam, which is given by the American Payroll Association (APA). 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. For more information about the FPC exam, visit To learn more about the APA, visit

Program Accreditation

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. For more information about ACBSP, visit

Need More Information? Contact:

School of Business - Program Department, (904) 381-3704 or

More Information Online


General Education Coursework

Credit Hours: 15

Professional Coursework

Credit Hours: 36

A minimum grade of “C” or better is required in all Professional coursework.

Professional Elective Coursework

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. 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 for prior learning 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. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
 Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • 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.)
  • Students who enter under the (2019/2020) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2019/2020 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.
  • Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  • 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, visit the Transfer Services Web page at 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 at

Return to Programs Return to: Programs