Accounting Technology

course

ACCOUNTING TECHNOLOGY

This program is designed to provide students with the comprehensive knowledge and skill sets to prepare them for entry-level positions in the accounting field. Upon completion graduates will be able to complete a variety of tasks in the areas of bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, income preparation, payroll and general ledger.

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Total Number of Quarter Credit Hours 46
Total Number of Clock Hours 780
Total Number of Quarters / Weeks / Months 4 / 40 / 9
Credential awarded Diploma

92%

Completion rate

70%

Job Placement rate

Course CodeCourse DescriptionClock HoursCredit Hours
ACC001Principles of Accounting I504
ACC 002 Principles of Accounting II603.5
ACC 003 Principles of Accounting III603.5
CPT 032 Word Processing603.5
CPT 033Electronic Spreadsheets503
CPT 041 Computerized Accounting I 403
CPT 042 Computerized Accounting II 503
CPT 043 Computerized Accounting III 603.5
ENC 1201Business English 403
GEB 1001 Introduction to Business 403
MAT 001 Business Math403
SLS1401Career and Professional Development504
ACCEXTExternship 1806

*The courses shown above may not be offered in the same order in which they are listed.
**Quarter Credit hour conversion 10 Lecture hours=1 credit / 20 Lab hours=1 credit / 30 Externship hours=1 credit

This course is an introduction to the field of Accounting. Students will learn to analyze and summarize a company’s financial transactions, to translate accounting information into meaningful terms used by a company’s management for business decisions, and to understand the systems identified as accounting. Emphasis is made on basic accounting procedures such as recording transactions, creating T-accounts, trial balances, and financial statements.

This course is a continuation of Principles of Accounting I. Students will learn how to record, classify, and summarize in terms of money the transactions and events of financial character and subsequently to interpret the results thereof. Further emphasis is placed on adjustment entries and closing entries to complete the accounting cycle. Prerequisite: ACC 001

This course is a continuation of Computerized Accounting II. It is designed to give students extensive practice performing more complex accounting tasks using the electronic applications learned in the previous class. Classes are conducted in a hands-on-lecture laboratory environment where a computer is assigned to each student. Computerized Accounting II is a prerequisite for this class.
Prerequisite: ACC 001 and ACC 002

This course is an introduction to the concepts, features and commands of the most popular commercial Word Processing software. Students will learn how to create, format, edit, merge and print documents using basic capabilities of Word Processing software. Classes are conducted in a hands-on-lecture laboratory environment where a computer is assigned to each student. No previous computer training or experience is required. Laboratory is required.

This course is an introduction to the concepts, features, and commands of the most popular commercial Electronic Spreadsheets software. Students will learn to create, format, edit, link and print spreadsheets using basic capabilities of Electronic Spreadsheets software. Classes are conducted in a hands-on-lecture laboratory environment where a computer is assigned to each student. No previous computer training or experience is required. Laboratory is required.

This course is an introduction to the field of Computerized Accounting. Students will learn to work with electronic applications to perform similar transactions to those covered in “Principles of Accounting.” using the latest commercial accounting software. The knowledge acquired to operate this software helps a company’s management provide financial information that guides the effective business decisions. Classes are conducted in a hands-on-lecture laboratory environment where a computer is assigned to each student. No previous computer training or experience is required. Laboratory is required.

This course is a continuation of Computerized Accounting I. Students will learn to work with an expanded version of the electronic applications learned in Computerized Accounting I. The course adds substance to the basics by training students with tasks that are crucial to keeping an accounting system up to date and ready to present reliable financial information to management. Classes are conducted in a hands-on-lecture laboratory environment where a computer is assigned to each student. No previous computer training or experience is required. Laboratory is required.
Prerequisite: CPT 041

This course is a continuation of Computerized Accounting II. It is designed to give students extensive practice performing more complex accounting tasks using the electronic applications learned in the previous class. Classes are conducted in a hands-on-lecture laboratory environment where a computer is assigned to each student. Computerized Accounting II is a prerequisite for this class. Prerequisite: CPT 041 and CPT 042

This course is an introduction to the field of Business English. Students will learn the basic grammar structures to be able to convey information and ideas in clear, comprehensive language, as well as interpret and utilize the information communicated by others. In addition, this course will provide students with practice in business correspondence, including letters, memos and emails.

This course is an introduction to the field of Business Management. Students will learn how to design the formal structure of an organization, to communicate effectively in the workplace, and to apply technology in the process of managing information. From legal business structures to market analysis, from official documentation and procedures to time management the students are exposed to the many aspects of business management.

This course is designed to review basic math principles and its application in business. Students will use simple mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, calculation of percents, ratios proportions and other operations in order to be able to conduct business transactions.

This course is designed to help the student develop the necessary skills and knowledge needed to enter the current job market. This preparation will be accomplished by helping students improve their communication skills in a business environment, their resume writing skills as well as their job searching and job interviewing techniques.

Students will participate in an externship program to gain work experience. Each student will be placed in a real work environment under the supervision of an accounting specialist who will evaluate and report his/her performance.

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