Accounting

Diploma

2013-2014 academic year

You can earn an accounting diploma. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 33 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 24 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BSAD 1070 Business Math
This course will develop and apply mathematical skills to solve problems related to business occupations. Topics include application, basic mathematics related to cash and trade discounts, markup and markdowns, interest, payroll, annuities, stocks and bonds, installment buying, mortgages, taxes, insurance, banking, payroll, and business statistics.
3
ACCT 1200 Principles of Accounting I
This course is designed to provide introductory knowledge of accounting principles, concepts, and practices. Included topics are the balance sheet, the income statement, the statement of owner's equity, the statement of cash flows, worksheets, journals, ledgers, accruals, adjusting and closing entries, internal controls, inventories, fixed and intangible assets, liabilities, equity, and financial statement analysis. This course provides a foundation for more advanced work in the fields of accounting and business.
3
ACCT 1210 Principles of Accounting II
This course is a continuation of ACCT 1200 Principles of Accounting I and includes accounting for businesses organized as corporations, cash flow statements, accounting for manufacturing businesses, preparing and using accounting data for management decision making, and analyzing and interpreting financial statements.
3
ACCT 2010 Spreadsheet Accounting
Combines accounting with electronic spreadsheets. Projects are done on PCs and will include budgeting, financial statements, reports, graphics, depreciation schedules, what-if analysis and other aspects of accounting.
3
ACCT 2020 Accounting with Quickbooks
Accounting with QuickBooks is a comprehensive course in computerized accounting using QuickBooks Pro software. Topics will cover service and merchandising businesses. Students will create a company, manage customers and vendors, record receivables and payables, sales and sales tax, purchases and inventory, reconcile bank and credit card accounts, process payroll, maintain asset, liability and equity accounts, close books and perform routine company maintenance. Must have working knowledge of MS Office.
3
ACCT 2030 Payroll Accounting
An in-depth study of various payroll systems and includes the study of related law and practices. The student practices preparing payrolls and computing deductions. Emphasis is placed on actual preparation of payroll projects, including payroll tax returns.
3
BSAD 2050 Business Communications
Development of both oral and written communicative skills. Students will be able to organize and present effective presentations gaining audience rapport and sending appropriate nonverbal messages as well as formulate effective letters, memos, and reports for business and industry.
3
ACCT 2250 Income Tax for Individuals
Covers who must file returns, gross income inclusions and exclusions, determination of adjusted gross income, and taxable income. Includes preparation of both state and federal tax forms and declaration of estimated tax for individuals.
3

Required General Education Courses

Social Science 3 Credit Hours

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Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 1040 Personal Finance
This course covers the basic principles needed for effective personal financial management including the practical applications of money management, budgeting, taxes, credit, insurance, housing, investments, and retirement planning.
3
ECON 2110 Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduction to the nature and concepts of economics. Topics include economic systems, measurement and analysis of aggregate variables such as national income, expenditures, fiscal and monetary policy, employment, and inflation. Other policies for macroeconomic stabilization and growth are evaluated.
3

Technology 3 Credit Hours

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Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INFO 1010 Fundamentals of Information Technology
Overview of the basic concepts of information technology and computer systems of all sizes, including hardware, software, and processing methods. This course includes an introduction to electronic spreadsheet, database management, presentation, and word processing software through the use of the Microsoft Office Suite. Basic keyboarding skills are essential.
3
INFO 1100 Microcomputer Applications
Covers the command and functions available on microcomputers including a word processor, a spreadsheet, and a database. Basic keyboarding skills are essential.
3
OFFT 1500 Microsoft Office
This course will give the student practical experience in operating the word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics portions of the Microsoft Office suite.
3

Suggested Elective Courses

Electives 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ACCT 2210 Intermediate Accounting II
Covers problems relating to advanced problems in short-term and long-term liabilities, paid-in capital, and retained earnings. Covers statement analysis and advanced problems in preparation of funds statements.
3
BSAD 1000 Human Relations and Ethics
Study of modern methods and procedures used in effective human relations and ethics including information on the following: definition and history of human relations, ethics, diversity, self-esteem, motivation, communication and personality styles, conflict management and resolution, and team building and rapport as well as self expression and effective listening skills.
3
BSAD 2140 Principles of Banking
This course is to provide entry-level bankers with information they need to provide effective service to their customers, thereby having an impact on banking profitability. This information includes how banks affect the economy, why they are in business, what services they provide, and how they provide them. Students also get a basic understanding of the interrelationships of various departments within a bank.
3
BSAD 2160 Customer Service and Business Etiquette
Emphasis on the importance of customer service in an overall business setting. Topics include recognizing the importance of customer service, identification of customer needs, handling of routine and difficult situations, and emphasis of long lasting customer relationships. Students will also develop knowledge and practical experience to exercise good manners, project a professional image, and confidently respond to most business situations.
3
BSAD 2240 Principles of Insurance
This course will examine the field of insurance, risk and risk management, and the basic provisions of various types of insurance-accident, casualty, health and life.
3
BSAD 2520 Principles of Marketing
A study of the development of an effective marketing program including consumer behavior, product, pricing, distribution, and promotional strategies.
3
BSAD 2250 International Business
Designed to assist students in development of appreciation, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to live and work in a global marketplace.
3
BSAD 2540 Principles of Management
Introduction to management theory and practice for supervisors of employees or managers of organizations. Topics include the functions of planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and supervising along with new and rapidly developing areas of management.
3
ECON 2120 Principles of Microeconomics
Analysis of competitive and noncompetitive markets including behavior of producers and consumers. Topics include income distribution, price and income elasticity, production costs, and international trade.
3
INFO 2100 Excel Spreadsheet Applications
This course begins with entry-level techniques and quickly progresses into more advanced functions. Advanced topics of integrating database files into spreadsheets, how to write macros, Visual Basic code and graphic fundamentals will be presented. Basic keyboarding skills are essential.
3
INFO 2110 Access Database Applications
A hands-on introduction to microcomputer database applications. Topics include: database creation, maintenance, data rearrangement, search techniques, indexing, variables, arithmetic, data fields, reports, control breaks, labels, and multiple files. Basic keyboarding skills are essential.
3
OFFT 1090 Microsoft Word I
Designed to give practical experience in operating word processing software. Emphasis on creating and editing documents using beginning to intermediate editing and formatting features. Basic computer and keyboarding skills are essential.
3
OFFT 1410 Beginning Keyboarding
Designed for beginners and those desiring a review of keyboarding technique. Emphasizes the mechanics necessary to gain keyboarding skills; the development of speed and accuracy; and basic formatting of memos, letters, tables, and reports using a computer word processing program.
3
OFFT 1420 Intermediate Keyboarding
Stresses improvement of manipulative skill, keyboarding rate, and accuracy. Format and produce academic, business and personal documents using word processing software in mailable format. Emphasis on proofreading, editing, following instructions and keying documents from various copy. Integrates knowledge of the Internet and the computer. Includes timed computer keyboarding skills for creating and editing business documents and sending electronic attachments. Must be able to type thirty gross words a minute.
3

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