The Program

 The South Plains College Accounting program provides applied science degree plans designed for entry into the workforce.  The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Accounting and the Accounting Certificate of Proficiency prepare students to enter the accounting field upon completion. 


Students enrolled in the accounting program at South Plains College are comprised of students from many walks of life including:  traditional and non-traditional students, first generation college students, and students returning to college complete their degree.


 Associate Degrees and Certificate Options

The Accounting program provides students with one associate degree and one certificate option. Depending on the path our majors choose, they can expect their degree plan to include courses in the following areas:

  • Introductory and Advanced General and Managerial Accounting
  • Basic Business and Human Resource
  • Payroll Tax Accounting 
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Introductory Finance 

Associate of Applied Science

This is a two-year degree that consists of 60 semester hours. Students will take a range of technology courses from several disciplines as well as general education courses that will provide the necessary skills to thrive in a competitive business environment.  Students completing the associate's degree will complete the certificate concurrently. 

Students that earn the AAS Degree in Accounting will be qualified to pursue a career in a variety of areas including:  advanced bookkeeper, audit clerk, accounts payable or receivable administrator, and tax preparer.

Accounting Certificate of Proficiency

 The Accounting Certificate of Proficiency is a TSI-waived certificate.  Students declaring this major are not subject to the TSI regulations unless they enroll in a course outside the prescribed curriculum.  Students who complete the Accounting Certificate of Proficiency have a foundation in accounting that prepares them for entry level positions in payroll or bookkeeping and they may also choose to continue their education to pursue the AAS in Accounting degree.

Industry Certifications 

The Business Administration department strives to thoroughly prepare to students to successfully enter the work force by establishing a solid foundation.  Part of that solid foundation is preparing students to take and pass industry certification exams. These industry certifications help to verify the skills each student has learned while at SPC.  While at SPC, students will have the opportunity to earn certifications in the following areas:

Intuit Quickbooks:

  • QuickBooks is a industry favored accounting software program that can be used for almost all financial business processes including entering receipts, tracking expenses, invoicing, payment tracking, tax tracking, purchase orders, payroll, and financial reporting.


Transferring to a University

The Accounting program at South Plains College has articulation agreements with many area universities. For more information on transfer options, please speak with a Business Administration Department advisor.