Accounting Option
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
General Education Courses
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Organizational Behavior/Design MAN112 satisfies Area 2 3 ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
World View From Area 3 3
Quantitative Thought From Area 4 3 MAT097 or placement
Science and Technology From Area 5 4
Humanities From Area 6 3
Concentration Courses
Principles of Accounting I ACC101 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Principles of Management MAN111 3 ESL098 and ESL099 or ENG090 and RDG095 or placement
Business Law I BUS201 3 ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Principles of Accounting II ACC102 3 ACC101
Applications/Concepts CIT110 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Principles of Marketing MAN105 3 ESL098 and ESL099 or RDG095 and ENG090 or placement
Accounting Information Systems ACC105 Spring 3 ACC101; ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Intermediate Accounting I ACC201 Fall 3 ACC102
Federal Income Tax I ACC203 Fall 3 ACC102
Cost Accounting I ACC207 Fall 3 ACC102
Intermediate Accounting II ACC202 Spring 3 ACC201
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ACC205 Spring 3 ACC203
Managerial Accounting I or Business Internship ACC216 or MAN299 Spring 3 ACC207 Chair approval
Total Credits 61

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This program prepares students for employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The college has transfer articulation agreements with many of the four-year colleges and universities in the area. The College encourages students to meet with their advisors for additional information. This program makes a concentrated effort to demonstrate how the subject matter relates to the cultures of our diversified student population. The program places emphasis on student participation and creates an interactive forum in which to learn. The Business Administration Department offers eight academic programs, placing graduates in a competitive position when seeking employment or transferring to fouryear academic institutions. Students qualify for entry-level positions within their areas of concentration.

Option Overview

This option trains students in use of the accounting software used in industry by introducing computerized applications early in the sequence of courses. Students interface with the public through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) component of this option as they help interested members of the community prepare their tax returns.

Career Outlook

This option qualifies graduates to enter the accounting profession in entry-level positions.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Understand all variables that are relevant to preparing individual tax returns at both the state and federal levels.
  • Prepare a set of financial statements for a service, merchandising, or manufacturing business that is structured as either a proprietorship, partnership, or corporation.
  • Analyze a set of financial statements to determine the strengths or weaknesses of the business.
  • Understand the importance of cash flow within a business and account for its use and source in evaluating the effectiveness of managerial decisions.