This department is in the division of Mathematics, Business & Computer Technology.

Accounting

Accounting, as the language of business, is concerned with how businesses report their transactions and how they interpret the summaries of those transactions.

Overview

Accountants record and summarize the economic events within a business. In addition, they interpret financial information and conduct solvency and profitability analyses to serve as a basis for sound business decisions. Within the mission of the college, the Accounting Department has several objectives:

  • Provide high quality accounting and business programs, which will prepare our students for successful careers in business and government.
  • Provide students with a broad-base understanding of the concepts of Accounting, Business and Management.
  • Provide transfer to four-year institutions.

Accounting, as the language of business, is concerned with how businesses report their transactions and how they interpret the summaries of those transactions. Accountants record and summarize the economic events within a business. In addition, they interpret financial information and conduct solvency and profitability analyses to serve as a basis for sound business decisions. Within the mission of the college, the Accounting Department has several objectives:

  1. Provide high quality accounting and business programs, which will prepare our students for successful careers in business and government;
  2. Provide students with a broad-base understanding of the concepts of accounting, business and management;
  3. Provide transfer preparation for universities. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in accounting should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.

Degrees/Certificates

Accounting A.A. Degree Major

To graduate with a specialization in Accounting, students must complete all requirements for the certificate plus the general breadth requirements for the Associate Degree (minimum total = 60 units)

REQUIRED COURSES Units
ACCT 047 Computerized Accounting 3
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting 4
BUSAD 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUSAD 210 Business Law 3
  or
BUSAD 211 The Legal Environment of Business 3
ECON 208 Business and Economic Statistics 4
  or
MATH 108 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4
ECON 200 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  or
ECON 200H Principles of Macroeconomics - Honors 3
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  or
ECON 201H Principles of Microeconomics - Honors 3
 
RECOMMENDED COURSES Units
ACCT 030 Federal and State Individual Income Taxation 4
ACCT 090 Payroll Accounting 3
CIT 101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
CIT 114 Spreadsheets: Excel 3
MATH 102 College Algebra 4
 
Total Units 27

Accounting Certificate

Students working for a certificate must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select.  This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions, updating and maintaining accounting records, calculating disbursements and receipts, tracking accounts payable and receivable, and determining profit and loss.

REQUIRED COURSES Units
ACCT 047 Computerized Accounting 3
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting 4
BUSAD 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUSAD 210 Business Law 3
  or
BUSAD 211 The Legal Environment of Business 3
ECON 208 Business and Economic Statistics 4
  or
MATH 108 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4
ECON 200 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  or
ECON 200H Principles of Macroeconomics - Honors 3
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  or
ECON 201H Principles of Microeconomics - Honors 3
 
RECOMMENDED COURSES Units
ACCT 030 Federal and State Individual Income Taxation 4
ACCT 090 Payroll Accounting 3
MATH 102 College Algebra 4
CIT 101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
CIT 114 Spreadsheets: Excel 3
 
Total Units 27

Bookkeeping Certificate

Bookkeeping clerks along with accounting and auditing clerks are an organization's financial recordkeepers. They update and maintain one or more accounting records. All of these clerks make numerous computations each day. In small businesses, bookkeeping clerks handle all financial transactions and recordkeeping. In large offices and accounting departments, the clerks have more specialized tasks, such as accounts payable or account receivable. The responsibilities vary by level of experience.

Units
ACCT 010 Bookkeeping 3
  or
ACCT 047 Computerized Accounting 3
ACCT 090 Payroll Accounting 3
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting 4
BUSAD 050 Business Math 3
CIT 114 Spreadsheets: Excel 3
 
Total Units 16
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. The purpose of this certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions. Businesses with large quantities of accounting tasks to perform daily often employ accounting clerks to record, sort, and file accounting information. Often accounting clerks wills specialize in cash, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory or purchases. As a result, they are involved with a small portion of the total accounting responsibilities for the firm.

Career Opportunities

Faculty

Faculty Chair: Michael Assumma, MBA

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