Accounting Assistant Certificate

(formerly Accounting Certificate)

(Total Program Credits: 31)

For students seeking to enter or progress in the accounting profession beyond bookkeeping level, such as in the areas of accounts payable, accounts receivable, tax and general ledger support.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Accounting Assistant Certificate, the graduate will be able to:
  • assemble the entire accounting cycle by analyzing business transactions, composing journal entries, preparing trial balances, and reporting the results in the financial statements;
  • differentiate between variable and fixed costs, direct and indirect costs, and product and period costs;
  • prepare the master budget including schedules for budgeted sales, production, operating expenses, and cash;
  • calculate an individual taxpayer’s taxable income by applying appropriate deductions to the gross income; and
  • manage workbooks, formulas, and data by using appropriate Excel tools.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures

Program Map for Full-Time Students

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 101Financial Accounting

4

BUS 141Introduction to Business

3

BUS 161Business Law I

3

BUS 107Microsoft Office in Business Applications

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 105Managerial Accounting #

3

BUS 102Small Business Accounting

3

 

CIS 155Microsoft Excel I

3

OR

CIS 157Microsoft Access I

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Semester Three: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 256Tax Accounting #

3

BUS 188Business Writing

3

CIS 161Microsoft Excel II #

3

Total Credit Hours:9

See ACC course descriptions; BUS course descriptions.

Coordinator: Dr. William M. Griffin, Ext. 3579