Accounting - Specialized Para-Professional

Accounting - Specialized Para-Professional
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2019 Spring
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2019 Spring
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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Accounting Specialized Para-Professional 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.

Program notes

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

++ indicates any suffixed courses.

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ACC111Accounting Principles I 3
ACC112Accounting Principles II 3
ACC115Computerized Accounting 2
ACC212Managerial Accounting 3
ACC219Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC221Tax Accounting 3
ACC222Payroll Accounting 3
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) 3
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
GBS151Introduction to Business 3
GBS233Business Communication 3
MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR
MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3) OR
Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course. 3-5
Restricted Electives
ACC220Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC270++Any Accounting Internship course(s)(1-3) OR
ACC296++Any Cooperative Education course(s) (1-4) 1-4
CIS159Visual Basic Programming I 3
CIS162ACVisual C++: Level I 3
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I 3
CIS235e-commerce 3
GBS205Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
GBS221Business Statistics 3
IBS101Introduction to International Business 3
MGT229Management and Leadership I 3
MGT251Human Relations in Business 3
CWE198++Any Career Work Experience course(s) in Accounting/Business 1-3
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 21-22
General Education CoreCredits 12
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 6
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication 3
Critical ReadingCredits 3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment
MathematicsCredits 0
Met by MAT120 (5) or MAT122 (3) or satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course in Required Courses area.
General Education DistributionCredits 9-10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 2-3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area. 2-3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
ECN211Macroeconomic Principles (3) OR
ECN212Microeconomic Principles (3) 3
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area. 4
  1. Define the basic principles of financial accounting and apply them to business problems. (ACC111)
  2. Report financial accounting information for partnerships and corporations. (ACC112)
  3. Perform common accounting operations on a microcomputer accounting system. (ACC115)
  4. Use accounting information in the decision-making process for service, merchandising, and manufacturing businesses. (ACC212)
  5. Apply accounting principles to establishing asset values, recognizing liabilities and to problems of income determination. (ACC219)
  6. Interpret income tax laws related to accounting procedures and apply that knowledge to varied accounting systems and types of businesses. (ACC221)
  7. Create, edit and print electronic spreadsheets using business math formulas. (BPC110, CIS105)
  8. Compute percentages, ratios, interest, and other mathematical values. (MAT120, MAT122)
  9. Describe the economic, social and political responsibilities of business enterprises. (GBS151)
  10. Communicate information and ideas in a clear, concise, and correct business style. (GBS233)
  11. Prepare payroll and reports. (ACC222)
  12. Create, edit, sort and update file data and generate valid reports using single and multiple files. (BPC117)
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