Accounting Procedures

Program Description:

The Accounting Procedures Certificate offers you a one-year introduction to accounting and general business literacy skills.

Upon completion of their degree, students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the accounting cycle, including preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • demonstrate analytical skills through finding, extracting and evaluating financial information to make sound business decisions.
  • create and edit Excel spreadsheets to solve various accounting problems.
  • research answers to accounting problems using a research database (FARS).
  • explain the purpose and responsibilities of the professional accountant in the business community.
  • express business information effectively in both oral and written form.
  • learn critical thinking skills through an analytical business report project.

Recommendation Course Sequence:

Course Number Course Name Credits
ACC 101 Accounting Principles 1 4
BUS 101 Business Math or  
ACC 111 Personal Finance 3
BUS 103 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 161 Computer Applications for Business*** 3
OFT 106 Keyboarding** 1
BUS 201 Business Law 1 3
ACC 102 Accounting Principles 2 4
BUS 105 Business and Society or  
BUS 203 Business Communications 3
ACC 205 Accounting w/Microcomputer Applications 3
ACC 214 Accounting Practice* 4
  TOTAL 31

* Students must achieve a grade of C or better to graduate from this program
** Students with sufficient keyboarding abilitiy who pass the keyboarding waiver exam will fulfill this requirement; they do not need to replace the 1 credit.
*** formerly CIT 101 Microcomputer Applications

For a complete description of this degree and the individual courses, please refer to the College Catalog.