Accounting Career A.S.
This course of study is designed to prepare students for careers in private sector accounting. Successful completion of the program can lead the student to a position in corporate Accounting offices as an office manager, staff or junior accountant, or Accounting clerk. With additional practical experience the student can become a senior or chief accountant. The student is expected to earn at least 15 of the Business and Accounting credits at NCC.
Upon successful completion of all requirements, graduates of both the degree and certificate programs will be able to:
- Demonstrate mastery of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and their manual and computerized spreadsheet applications through all phases of the accounting cycle;
- Complete the Accounting cycle from original entries to closing entries;
- Complete relatively complex Accounting problems and be familiar with current Financial Accounting Standards and Practices;
- Prepare financial statements for Corporations in compliance with current Accounting Standards and Practices;
- Explain how budgeting, activity-based costing and strategic cost management foster the effective use of resources and help an organization accomplish its goals;
- Demonstrate computer competencies including the use of spreadsheet applications and Accounting software;
- Prepare 1040 tax returns and supporting schedules under simulated conditions;
- Prepare basic federal income tax returns for partnerships and corporations; and
- Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships between Accounting and other areas within a business environment and work with other departments to achieve the overall goals.
* May be waived at the discretion of the Program Coordinator for a student currently working in a permanent position. Depending on the work experience, the coordinator and student will select a business elective as a substitute.
** Any ACC, BBG, BES, BFN, BMG or BMK course.
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