Accounting Career A.S.

Program Description

Curriculum

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.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all requirements, graduates of both the degree and certificate programs will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate mastery of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and their manual and computerized spreadsheet applications through all phases of the accounting cycle;
  2. Complete the Accounting cycle from original entries to closing entries;
  3. Complete relatively complex Accounting problems and be familiar with current Financial Accounting Standards and Practices;
  4. Prepare financial statements for Corporations in compliance with current Accounting Standards and Practices;
  5. Explain how budgeting, activity-based costing and strategic cost management foster the effective use of resources and help an organization accomplish its goals;
  6. Demonstrate computer competencies including the use of spreadsheet applications and Accounting software;
  7. Prepare 1040 tax returns and supporting schedules under simulated conditions;
  8. Prepare basic federal income tax returns for partnerships and corporations; and
  9. 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.
 Requirements (62 Credits)
 College Core Requirements (28 Credits)
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
 ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3 credits
 MAT 136 Intermediate Algebra 4 credits (or higher level math)
 BBG 114 Business Application Software 4 credits
 BBG 210 Business Communication 3 credits
 COM 173 Public Speaking 3 credits
 ECN 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits OR ECN 102 Principles of Microeconomics 
 IDS 210 Humanities: The Creative Voice 3 credits OR IDS 230 Liberal Arts / Humanities: Great Books
 SCI ELE Science Elective 3-4 credits (with lab) 4 credits
 Major Requirements (33 Credits)
 ACC 113 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 credits
 ACC 117 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 credits
 ACC 271 Intermediate Accounting I 3 credits
 ACC 272 Intermediate Accounting II 3 credits
 ACC 125 Accounting Computer Applications I 3 credits
 BBG 231 Business Law I 3 credits
 BBG 232 Business Law II 3 credits
 ACC 290 Cooperative Education Work Experience 3 credits *
2 out of these 4: ACC 170, ACC 241, ACC 242, ACC 251  6 credits
 BBG ELE  Business Elective 3 credits 3 credits**
 Recommended Sequence of Study
 Semester 1
 ACC 113 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 credits
 BBG 231 Business Law I 3 credits
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
 MAT 121 Applications for Business and Other Careers 3 credits (or higher level MAT)
 BBG ELE  Business Elective 3 credits 3 credits**
 Semester 2
 ACC 117 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 credits
 ACC 271 Intermediate Accounting I 3 credits
 BBG 114 Business Application Software 4 credits
 BBG 232 Business Law II 3 credits
 ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3 credits
 Semester 3
 ACC 272 Intermediate Accounting II 3 credits
 BBG 210 Business Communication 3 credits
 COM 173 Public Speaking 3 credits
 ECN 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits OR ECN 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
 SCI ELE Science Elective 3-4 credits (with Lab) 4 credits
 Semester 4
 ACC 125 Accounting Computer Applications I 3 credits
2 out of these 4: ACC 170, ACC 241, ACC 242, ACC 251 6 credits
 ACC 290 Cooperative Education Work Experience 3 credits *
 IDS 210 Humanities: The Creative Voice 3 credits OR IDS 230 Liberal Arts / Humanities: Great Books 3 credits
 Note:

* 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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