The accounting and bookkeeping curriculum offered through the Business and Applied Technology Division provides prospective students with a choice of certificate and degree programs. The choice of program depends upon the career objectives of the student.
The bookkeeping certificate program is designed to provide the training required for a position as a full-charge bookkeeper. In addition to the required accounting courses, the program includes courses in business mathematics, business communications, keyboarding, and computer use.
The 90-credit Associate in Technical Arts (ATA) degree program in accounting is designed for those who desire an associate degree in accounting and a position as a staff accountant in industry or government. Students who have earned the bookkeeping certificate may apply the credits earned toward this degree.
While some of the coursework required for the bookkeeping certificate and ATA degree programs may be transferable to a four-year college or university, these programs are not intended for transfer. Students who wish to transfer and pursue a career in professional accountancy through the attainment of a bachelor's degree should follow the Associate in Arts and Sciences degree program in pre-business described below. Currently, individuals must hold a bachelor's degree in order to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam.
The Associate in Business DTA degree for business majors is a 90-credit program which includes the coursework required for transfer to a four-year college or university with junior-class standing. This is the recommended program for students who intend to earn a baccalaureate degree in any area of business administration, including accounting. The curriculum for this degree differs significantly from that required for the bookkeeping certificate and ATA degree in accounting.
Detailed curriculum guides for each of the accounting and bookkeeping programs can be obtained from the Enrollment Services Office or on the college website. A complete list of accounting courses follows.
- ACCT 110 Small Business Accounting
- ACCT 112 Business Taxation
- ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I
- ACCT& 202 Principles of Accounting II
- ACCT& 203 Principles of Accounting III
- ACCT 210 Payroll Accounting
- ACCT 215 Computer Accounting (QuickBooks)
- ACCT 250 Capstone Financial Accounting
See the full list of courses in the Course Catalog