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Accounting, Certificate of Completion

  • Academic Year: 2023-2024
  • Division / Department: Business Programs / Accounting
  • Degree Code: ACCT.CERT
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This program prepares students for positions in the accounting departments of large and small private businesses and service agencies such as hospitals and federal, state and local governments. The emphasis is on concepts, with practical application on the job and an understanding of the business and economic environment. Graduates are qualified to fill jobs in a variety of interesting and challenging organizations.

Marketable Skills

1. Accounting skills:

Learn to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to transaction analysis, financial statement preparation, and financial statement analysis. 2. Payroll skills:

Learn to develop personnel and payroll records that provide the information required under current laws and how to process payroll and tax data and how to prepare reports. 3. Communication skills:

Learn the ability to effectively develop, interpret, and express ideas through written, oral, and visual communication approaches. 4. Critical thinking skills:

Learn to use financial and business information to diagnose, propose, and implement solutions to business problems through research, synthesis, and application of information. 5. Ethics skills:

Learn ways to evaluate situations and make ethical decisions that are socially responsible.

Semester I

ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3 hours
POFT 1301 Business English or
ENGL 1301 Composition I
3 hours
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3 hours
BUSI 1307 Personal Finance 3 hours
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3 hours
15 hours

Semester II

ACNT 1329 Payroll & Business Tax Accounting 3 hours
ITSW 1304 Introduction to Spreadsheets 3 hours
ACCT 2301 Principles/Financial Acct 3 hours
BMGT 1341 Business Ethics 3 hours
SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication 3 hours
15 hours
Total hours:30 hours