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Accounting

Accounting

The Associate of Arts degree program prepares you for employment as a junior accountant. The Certificate of Achievement program prepares you for positions in accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, general ledger, and other accounting functions.
AA/CA Requirements:
Dept/No. Title Units
FIRST SEMESTER
BUS 10 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 202** Business Mathematics 3
BUS 204 AB Business Machine Calculations 2
BUS 230 D Beginning Keyboarding 1
SECOND SEMESTER
BUS 1A Financial Accounting 4
BUS 5+ Human Relations in Business 3
BUS 201*** Business Communications 3
ECON 1*+ Principles of Economics (Macro-Economics) 3
THIRD SEMESTER
BUS 1B Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 21 Payroll Accounting 2
BUS 24+ Computerized Accounting Principles 3
ECON 2*+ Principles of Economics (Micro-Economics) 3
FOURTH SEMESTER
BUS 2 Introduction to Business Law 3
BUS 4 Cost Accounting 3
BUS 54* Small Business Management 3
BUS 209 Fundamentals of Income Tax 4
Total Required Units for Certificate 38
Total Required Units for Degree Major 47
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*When the Accounting major is applied to the Associate Degree, these additional courses are required.

**Math 201 or 210ABCD or a more advanced Math course may be substituted for Bus 202.

***Engl 1A or 201A or 201B may be substituted for Bus 201.

+Course may be applied to Associate Degree General Education requirement.

For Associate Degree General Education requirements, refer to page 115 of the 2017-2018 catalog.

Recommended:

Comm 45

Rlest 2A

We also offer an Bookkeeping Certificate of Achievement, which is designed to add the skills needed enter the accounting profession within a short period of time.  This certificate will allow you to apply for positions in bookkeeping, and clerical positions such as general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and income tax.
Certificate of Achievement Requirements:
Suggested Course Sequence
First Semester
Dept/No. Title Units
BUS 1A Financial Accounting 4
BUS 20 General Accounting 3
BUS 209 Fundamentals of Income Tax 4
Choose Either BUS 43B or BUS 43BA + BUS 43BB
BUS 43B Introduction to Microsoft Excel for Business Applications or 4
BUS 43BA Introduction to Microsoft Excel for Business Applications or 2
BUS 43BB Introduction to Microsoft Excel for Business Applications 2
Second Semester
BUS 21 Payroll Accounting 2
BUS 24 Computerized Accounting Principles 3
BUS 239 QuickBooks Pro 1.5
Total Major Units
17.5
To help student prepare for the National Bookkeeper Certification Exam; Recommended but not required:
BUS 1A Financial Accounting 4
BUS 206 Certified Bookkeeper Exam Review 3
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