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Accounting Program

2016-2017

Description

Qualifies the graduate as a bookkeeper, account clerk, accounting technician, audit or tax aide, or accountant trainee. Subjects of immediate practical value enable the student to work part-time in the field while completing the curriculum. The certificate program is for students desiring early employment. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university as an accounting major should major in Business Administration.

Gainful Employment Information

Award Type Units
Certificate of Performance:
Government/Nonprofit Accounting 14
Certificate of Achievement:
Accounting 23
Associate of Science Degree:
Accounting 39*

*plus credits to satisfy district requirements and elective credits, as needed, to meet the 60 unit minimum.

program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Accounting Program will gain facility with:

  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to analyze, prepare, and present solutions to business problems, apply business concepts in a decision-making environment, and evaluate and weigh evidence in the course of deriving conclusions concerning alternative courses of action, using inductive and deductive logical reasoning and methodological processes.
  • Communication: Students will be able to articulate and explain critical thinking outcomes in writing and speaking, as well as by other contemporary recognized modes of business communication.
  • Self-Awareness and Interpersonal Skills: Students will recognize and respect the business opinion and perspective of others, and they will be able to work effectively with superiors, peers, and subordinates in organized group settings.
  • Global/Technological Awareness: Students will understand and apply the use of modern technology to business situations.
  • Personal Actions and Civic Responsibility: Students will be able to analyze and accept responsibility for their own actions and make ethical decisions in the business environment.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Certificate of Performance

Governmental/Nonprofit Accounting*

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Courses: Units
ACCT 116A Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 116B Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT 125 Government & Not-for-Profit Accounting 3
Select one course from:
CBTE 180 Microsoft Office
ACCT 150 Computer Accounting Applications
4
Total Units = 14

Certificate of Achievement

Accounting

Courses Required for the Major: Units
ACCT 116A Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 116B Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT 150 Computer Accounting Applications 3
ACCT 201A Intermediate Accounting I 3
BUSE 119 Business Communications 3
CBTE 180 Microsoft Office 3
Select one course from:
ACCT 120 Federal Income Tax
ACCT 125 Government & Not-for-Profit Accounting
ACCT 135 Principles of Auditing
ACCT 201B Intermediate Accounting II
3
Total Units = 23

Associate of Science Degree

Accounting

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree.

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended Electives: Accounting 120  , 121  , 125  , 135  , 270 (if not taken above); Business 150  , 155  , 201  ; Communication Studies 135  ; Computer and Information Sciences 181  ; Computer Business Technology 140  , 140A  ; Psychology 101 .

Courses Required for the Major: Units
ACCT 116A Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 116B Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT 150 Computer Accounting Applications 3
ACCT 201A Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT 201B Intermediate Accounting II 3
BUSE 100 Introduction to Business
(recommended as a first semester course)
3
BUSE 119 Business Communications 3
BUSE 140 Business Law and the Legal Environment 3
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems 4
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 121 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Select one course from:
ACCT 120 Federal Income Tax
ACCT 125 Government & Not-for-Profit Accounting
ACCT 135 Principles of Auditing
3
Total Units = 39

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.