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Accounting Assistant

The Accounting Assistant Certificate curriculum provides a beginning base of skills, information, and techniques for those students who have an interest in the area of accounting. Students who complete the certificate could be employed in entry-level accounting positions.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
GPA 2.0 required

Major Requirements:
Number Title Credits
ACC* 115 Financial Accounting 4
+ACC* 118 Managerial Accounting 4
+ACC* 123 Accounting Software Applications
or
+CSA* 135 Spreadsheet Applications 3
+ACC* 275 Principles of Intermediate Accounting I 4
+ACC* 276 Principles of Intermediate Accounting II 4
+ACC* 233 Principles of Cost Accounting 4
*BMG* 202 Principles of Management 3
*BBG* 234 Legal Environment of Business 3
Select two courses from among ACC* (ACC* 108 or higher), BBG*, BES*, BFN*, BMG*, BMK*, or a 3 credit CSA* course
6-8

NOTE:  Students are strongly advised to select courses with the assistance of a faculty advisor, based upon the student’s career interests and transfer institution requirements.

     General Education Requirements:
Number Title Credits
+ENG* 101 Composition
(Minimum Grade of “C” required)
3
BBG* 210 Business Communication
OR
+ENG* One other English course above 100
OR
COM* 173 Public Speaking
OR
SOC* 190 Self and Others: Dynamics of Diversity 3
+HUM* 185 Problem Solving and Decision Making 3
Humanities Elective (Choose one): ART*, COM* 101, 121, 152, 171, 204, ENG* (101 or above), GRA*, HIS8, HUM*, MUS*101, 103, PHL*, SPA*, SGN*, THR* 3
Fine Arts (Choose one):  ART*, COM* 166, DAN*, DGA* 111, 128, ENG* 206, 207, 213, 263, 264, 281, 282, 285, 289, MUS*, THR* 3
Science Elective (Choose one): AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EVS*, OCE*, PHY*
For transfer students, a lab science is recommended.
3-4
 MAT* 104 or higher
(++ See Note Below)
3-4
ECN* 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
OR
ECN* 102 Principles of Microeconomics
Open Electives: Choose from any credit course numbered 100 or higher 3-4
                  Total Credits Required: 60

+ Prerequisite required
++ Transfer students should consult transfer institutions for course recommendations.

Outcomes:

The Accounting Assistant Certificate curriculum provides a beginning base of skills, information and techniques for those students who have an interest in the area of accounting.

Employment Information:

Students who complete the certificate could be employed in entry-level accounting positions.

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This short-term Certificate can be earned to gain employment while continuing to work toward an AS degree.

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