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Accounting and Finance

Curriculum Description

The Accounting curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the “language of business,” accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations. In addition to course work in accounting principles, theories, and practice, students will study business law, finance, management, and economics. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics. Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies. With work experience and additional education, an individual may advance in the accounting profession.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Recognize and prepare commonly used financial statements, their components and how information from business transactions flows into these statements (Outcome also addresses: Bookkeeping Certificate, Accounting Diploma, Certificate in General Accounting, Certificate in Computerized Accounting, Payroll, A/R, A/P Clerk Certificate)
  • Demonstrate progressive learning in the elements of managerial decision making, including budgeting, break-even analysis, continue/discontinue business segment, buy or make, etc. (Outcome also addresses: Bookkeeping Certificate, Accounting Diploma, Certificate in General Accounting, Certificate in Computerized Accounting, Payroll, A/R, A/P Clerk Certificate)
  • Demonstrate progressive learning of various tax issues and tax forms related to individuals. (Outcome also addresses: Bookkeeping Certificate, Accounting Diploma, Certificate in Computerized Accounting)
  • Demonstrate knowledge in setting up a computerized set of accounting books for a “for profit” entity. (Outcome also addresses: Accounting Diploma, Certificate in General Accounting, Certificate in Computerized Accounting, Payroll, A/R, A/P Clerk Certificate)
  • Demonstrate knowledge in preparing required documentation, journal entries, adjustments and closings pertaining to the payroll function of a business. (Outcome also addresses Accounting Diploma, Certificate in General Accounting, Payroll, A/R, A/P Clerk Certificate)

 

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