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Accounting Specialized Para-Professional

This program prepares the student for entry into the accounting field as an accounting clerk, or a junior accountant who performs a variety of routine calculating and verification tasks; summarizes and posts data in designated books; performs a variety of other duties such as making invoices or monthly statements, preparing payrolls, verifying bank accounts, keeping record files, making periodic reports of business activities, and listing and checking details as instructed. He or she may devise, install and supervise the operation of general accounting, budget, and cost systems either manually or by computer. Computer application skills are important.


Academic Plan Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2002 Fall
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the Required Courses area.

This program will be replaced by: CCL/5665 Accounting

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
ACC111Accounting Principles I3
ACC112Accounting Principles II3
ACC115Computerized Accounting2
ACC212Managerial Accounting3
ACC219Intermediate Accounting I3
ACC221Tax Accounting3
ACC222Payroll Accounting3
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access- Database Management (3) OR
CIS117AMDatabase Management: Microsoft Access-Level I (1) AND
CIS117BMDatabase Management: Microsoft Access-Level II (1) AND
CIS117CMDatabase Management: Microsoft Access-Level III (1)3
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)3
GBS151Introduction to Business3
GBS233Business Communication3
MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR
MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3) OR
Satisfactory completion of a higher-level mathematics course.3-5
  • Identify and describe the fundamental principles and practices of accounting. (ACC111)
  • Apply fundamental accounting principles and practices to prepare general-purpose income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements. (ACC111, ACC112)
  • Operate a microcomputer accounting system utilizing general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll. (ACC115)
  • Prepare income tax returns for individuals, and describe partnership and corporate tax structures. (ACC221)
  • Explore computer operations and uses and apply to personal computers in business. (BPC110, CIS105)
  • Graph line equations appropriate to accounting. (MAT120, MAT122)
  • Describe the fundamental characteristics and functions of modern business including business principles, marketing labor relations, business risk and records. (GBS151)
  • Communicate effectively in writing and orally in a manner appropriate to the business situation. (GBS233)
  • Prepare payroll and reports. (ACC222)
  • Develop and analyze accounting information for managerial planning. (ACC212, ACC219)
  • Create, edit, sort and update file data and generate valid reports using single and multiple files. (CIS117DM, CIS117AM, CIS117BM, CIS117CM)

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