Accounting Assistant Certificate

(formerly Accounting Certificate)

Curriculum BUS.ACC.CERT (C306A)

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:

At the 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.

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor or Transfer Specialist (if transferring), before registering for courses. Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 101Financial Accounting

4 credits

BUS 141Introduction to Business

3 credits

BUS 161Business Law I

3 credits

BUS 107Microsoft Office in Business Applications

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 105Managerial Accounting #

3 credits

BUS 102Small Business Accounting

3 credits

 

CIS 155Microsoft Excel I

3 credits

OR

CIS 157Microsoft Access I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Semester Three: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 256Tax Accounting #

3 credits

BUS 188Business Writing

3 credits

CIS 161Microsoft Excel II #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Total Credit Hours: 31

See ACC course descriptions; BUS course descriptions.

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