The program is designed to develop an understanding of, and skills in, the principles of accounting as related to practical use in business. A strong emphasis is placed on computer accounting skills. Accounting skills are developed through courses in basic, intermediate, managerial, and tax accounting. Students get hands-on experience through several computer lab simulations and practice courses. Students have the opportunity to work at an actual job site for direct hands-on experience. Additional course work in business law, finance, business operations, computer information systems, business mathematics, and communications provides related knowledge necessary for the accountant.
The content and emphasis of this program are guided by an advisory committee made up of working accountants and business people of the community. This committee’s advice helps ensure that the accounting graduate is well prepared for employment in accounting or in a wide range of related positions in the insurance, real estate, banking, commercial, financial, and industrial areas.
It should be clearly understood by the student that this program is not designed to be a transfer program, but, rather a program that prepares students to enter directly into the work force. Students interested in pursuing a four-year degree in accounting should see the Transfer Programs section of this catalog.
Course (Credit Hours):
BUSN 110 Intro to Business (3)
BUSN 116 Business Relations (3)
BUSN 160 Business Math I (3)
ACCT 170 Accounting Basics – Career I (3)
ACCT 171 Accounting Basics I – Lab (1)
CS 100 Introduction to Computers (3)
BE 146 Microsoft Excel (3)
ACCT 121 Accounting with QuickBooks I (2)
ACCT 123 Accounting with QuickBooks I (2)
ACCT 180 Accounting Basics – Career II (3)
ACCT 181 Accounting Basics II – Lab (1)
ACCT 290 Payroll Accounting (3)
ACCT 102 Managerial Accounting (3)
ACCT 104 Managerial Accounting Lab (1)
ACCT 208 Intermediate Accounting (4)
BL 202 Business Law II (3)
BUSN 220 Business Math II (3)
ACCT 240 Internal Controls and Fraud (3)
ACCT 250 Federal Income Tax (4)
ACCT 263 Accounting Internship (3)
BE 180 Business Communications (3)
BUSN 266 Business Policy and Ethics (3)
Student enrolling in internship course must have prior approval of the coordinator.
Minimum total hours required for degree: 60