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Transfer up to 45 credit hours toward an associate degree

Cost per credit hour

More than 200 courses with free textbooks

Global Business AccreditationAn Associate in Accounting degree prepares you for immediate entry into the accounting field. The ACBSP-accredited online program offers a foundation of accounting knowledge and competencies as well as technical, managerial, communication and leadership skills.

Courses in this degree program apply to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting Major and serve as a the perfect starting point to earning your bachelor's degree.

The Experience

As a student in the fully online accounting program, you will learn from faculty with experience from all over the world who bring real-life experience into their academic teaching. Our faculty comes from various walks of life as entrepreneurs, officers within financial institutions, Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), lawyers, engineers, teachers and leaders of corporations, for-profit and non-profit organizations.

The Results

As a graduate of the online associate in accounting program, you will be prepared for roles such as an accounts receivable clerk, accounting assistant, billing clerk, bookkeeper, payroll clerk and more. This program is especially appropriate for positions in businesses that require a small, but knowledgeable accounting staff.

Additional Information


An Associate in Accounting requires 60 credit hours.

General Education - 22 credit hours

ENG 143 or ENG 133
HUM 203 Humanities Seminar
ECO 213 Microeconomics
 or ECO 223 Macroeconomics
MA 113 College Algebra
SP 203 Effective Speaking
Humanities Elective - 3 credit hours
Science Elective - 3 credit hours
Mathematics or Science Elective - 1 credit hour

Program Requirements - 30 credit hours

AC 203 Accounting I
AC 213 Accounting II
BA 123 Business Concepts
LAW 203 Business Law I
MK 203 Marketing
AC 303 Cost Accounting
AC 323 Intermediate Accounting I
AC 333 Intermediate Accounting II
AC 373 Accounting information Systems
AC 423 Personal Income Tax
 or AC 463 Auditing

Additional Requirements - 8 credit hours

BA 101/UE 101 University Experience (Main Campus students)
 or UE 111 Online Learning Orientation (TrineOnline students)
BA 201 Professional Development & Strategies

Select two of the following courses:
BA 113 Business Applications
 and/or COM 213 Business Communication
 and/or PSY 113 Psychology

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.

TrineOnline delivers the convenience and accessibility of an online degree program with classes starting every eight weeks. Our asynchronous classes mean there are no set class times, so you can login whenever is best for you. Learn more about the benefits of Trine’s online degree programs.
We offer an affordable education for active duty military students working on their undergraduate degree. Please see our Cost and Investment page for more information.
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.

Program Information


Associate Degree in Accounting


60 hours



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