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Accounting is in the news!

Every organization needs to know how it’s doing, what it has and where it’s going. Gathering and recording financial information and reporting, analyzing, interpreting and communicating that information is the mission of accounting. The 2008-09 Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, says:

"Employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow by 18 percent between 2006 and 2016, which is faster than the average for all occupations. This occupation will have a very large number of new jobs arise... An increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and corporate governance regulations, and increased accountability for protecting an organization’s stakeholders will drive growth."

"Employment of bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks is projected to grow by 12 percent during the 2006-16 decade… The large size of this occupation ensures plentiful job openings, including many opportunities for temporary and part-time work."

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Degree Programs

Certificate Programs


Principles of Financial Accounting
3 Credits

Prerequisites: ACC*H113 is a rigorous college level course. Students should have completed all developmental course work. The course offers an introduction to financial accounting with an emphasis on the use and interpretation of financial accounting information. It introduces the student to the balance sheet, income statement, statement of retained earnings, the cash flow statement and the operation of an accounting information system. The course focuses on the fundamental theory and principles of accounting, and utilizes accounting procedures to clarify and demonstrate the underlying concepts. The computer is used in this course.

Principles of Managerial Accounting
3 Credits

Prerequisite: ACC*H113. The major objectives of this course are to introduce management tools and models that use accounting information. The use of accounting information for planning, controlling, and decision-making is explored in topics including cost behavior, budgeting and cost accounting. The analysis and interpretation of information are stressed in this rigorous one semester management accounting course. The computer is used in this course.

Accounting Software Applications
3 Credits

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in ACC*H113, CSA*H105, and MAT*H137. Corequisite: ACC*H117. Recognizing the importance of computer skills in accounting, this course is designed to acquaint the student with techniques and procedures in using microcomputers as a problem-solving tool in accounting and related disciplines. A PC accounting package and a computerized spreadsheet package will be used in the course. The course will be appropriately rigorous, and the spreadsheet usage will be centered around problems typical of a second semester accounting course.

Federal Taxes I
3 Credits

The Federal Income Tax course is a one-semester study of the Internal Revenue Code as it pertains to individuals. Its purpose is to introduce the student to the federal income tax laws and the application of those laws to the preparation of tax returns.

Intermediate Accounting I
3 Credits

Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in ACC*H117. This course is designed to develop a high level of technical competence. Beginning with basic accounting issues, the course develops students’ skills to the point at which they can handle complex professional level problems requiring not only a knowledge of procedures, but also a keen awareness of the concepts behind them. Consideration is given to analysis and interpretation of financial data.

Intermediate Accounting II
3 Credits

Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in ACC*H117. ACC*H272 is a continuation of the studies begun in CCT-H201. Particular emphasis is on the topics involving financial statement reporting and disclosure. Subjects covered in depth include current and long-term liabilities, long term investments, the accounting for corporate capital, retained earnings and dividends, the preparation of the Cash Flow Statement, and Income Tax Accounting.