Accounting, Humanities and Social Sciences Transfer Pattern, Associate of Arts

This degree pattern is designed for students intending to transfer to institutions that offer a four-year program in Accounting. Beyond the general education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer advisor or Accounting coordinator in order to select the combination of courses that best meets the requirements of the transfer institution.

Program objectives

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

1. demonstrate mastery of financial and managerial accounting concepts sufficient for further study in the discipline by preparing balance sheets, income statements, statements of cash flows, and budgets, and by preparing costs, volume, and profit analysis;

2. calculate, interpret, and/or analyze key macroeconomic and microeconomic indicators for the U.S. economy used to predict and describe business cycles, and recognize the increasing interdependence of the U.S. economy with other world trading partners;

3. compare and contrast the forms of business ownership (sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and hybrid forms) and understand the major steps involved in developing a business plan for the formation of a new business;

4. demonstrate mastery of the process and functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, staffing, and controlling) and the principles of managerial decision making through written assignments and in-class exercises designed to promote strategic thinking and analysis; and

5. create, design, and deliver effective and well-organized oral and written presentations utilizing state-of-the-art technology.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses.

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

  • ENGL 102 - College Composition II
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Program Electives 3 Credit(s).
  • Program Electives 3 Credit(s).
  • Program Electives 3 Credit(s).

Important Information

Short Description

This degree pattern is designed for students intending to transfer to institutions that offer a four-year program in Accounting.

Type of Credential

Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern – Accounting

Program Code

P 111

Contacts and Additional Information

Department Chair:

Rosemarie Cramer (all campuses, year round):
443-840-1658 or

Program Coordinators:

CCBC Catonsville, Mark Williams (year round):
443-840-4334 or

CCBC Dundalk/Essex, Kelly Lemons (August 15 – June 15):
443-840-1447 or

Additional Information:

Courses Needed for This Transfer Pattern*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 34-36 Credits

General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses. One course must be a Diversity course.

Students must have at least 60 credits for an associate degree. Students who choose to take 3 credits of Mathematics and 7 credits of Biological and Physical Sciences, rather than 4 and 8, may need to take an additional class in order to reach at least 60 credits.

  • Arts and Humanities (PHIL 101 recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credit(s).
  • Information Technology (CSIT 101 or CSIT 120 recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Mathematics (MATH 153 recommended) 3-4 Credit(s).**
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 Credit(s).
  • Wellness and Health 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 24-35 Credits

Program Requirements:
Two-Semester Sequence
Critical Thinking
Additional Program Requirements
Program Electives:

A student's selection of General Education electives will determine the total elective credits required to reach 60 credits for the degree. Students should speak with one of the Accounting coordinators or transfer advisors to select the combination of electives that best meet the requirements of the transfer institution.


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

**Check with transfer institution for Math requirement.

***These courses may also be used as General Education Electives.