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Seven accounting certificates of completion are offered. For more information, access www.foothill.edu/bss.


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ACTG 1A FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I5 Units
Study of accounting as an information system, examining why it is important and how it is used by investors, creditors, and others to make decisions. The course covers the accounting information system, including recording and reporting of business transactions with a focus on the accounting cycle, ethics in accounting, the application of generally accepted accounting principles, international financial reporting standards, the financial statements, and financial statement analysis. Includes issues relating to asset, liability, and equity valuation, revenue and expense recognition, cash flow, internal controls, and ethics. Financial Accounting is covered over a 2-course sequence: ACTG 1A and ACTG 1B.
Advisory: Eligibility for MATH 220 and ENGL 110 or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ACTG 1B FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING II5 Units
Continuation of ACTG 1A focusing on accounting as an information system, examining why it is important and how it is used by investors, creditors, and others to make decisions. Long-term assets, short- and long-term liabilities, equity valuation, revenue and expense recognition, statement of cash flows, financial statement analysis, internal controls, and ethics.
Prerequisite: ACTG 1A.
Advisory: Eligibility for MATH 220 and ENGL 110 or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ACTG 1C MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING5 Units
Study of accounting information system for internal uses for decision-making, planning, directing operations and controlling. Process costing, job-order costing, activity-based costing, standard costing, cost behavior and cost-volume profit analysis, budgeting, performance evaluation, capital investment analysis, and ethics.
Prerequisite: ACTG 1B.
Advisory: MATH 10 or high school algebra.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ACTG 51A INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I4 Units
Review of financial accounting standards, accounting information processing systems and the resulting financial statements. Selected topics related to present value applications, valuation techniques, and revenue recognition. Also covered, accounting for cash, receivables, and inventory.
Prerequisite: ACTG 1B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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ACTG 51B INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II4 Units
Accounting for Property, Plant & Equipment, intangible assets, current liabilities, long-term liabilities, and equity.
Prerequisite: ACTG 1B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
ACTG 51C INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING III4 Units
Accounting for Investments, income taxes, pensions and post-retirement benefits, leases, and accounting changes and error analysis; also covered, the cash flows statement, and full disclosure in financial Reporting.
Prerequisite: ACTG 1B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
ACTG 52 ADVANCED ACCOUNTING5 Units
Presents financial accounting theories and practices related to business combinations and consolidated financial reporting. This includes the development of complex business structures and forms of business combinations; consolidated financial reporting for intercorporate acquisitions and operations; and the accounting for transactions of affiliated companies. Also includes accounting and reporting issues in the multinational business environment. Accounting theory and practice related to the formation, operation and liquidation of partnerships is covered.
Prerequisite: ACTG 51A
Advisory: Eligibility for MATH 220 and ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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ACTG 53 FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS5 Units
The student will develop a set of core skills essential to financial statement analysis. It will cover strategic ratio analysis, cash flow analysis, forecasting, proforma financial statements, and firm valuation using discounted cash flow and residual income techniques. The course emphasizes the practical application of the material using a combination of lecture and hands-on examples.
Prerequisite: ACTG 1B.
Advisory: ACTG 51A, MATH 220 and ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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ACTG 58 AUDITING5 Units
Study of the contemporary auditing environment, auditing profession, and the principle, and practices of financial statement audit. Topics include auditing, attestation and assurance services, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), attestation standards, professional ethics, Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 regulatory requirements, internal controls and audit risk, audit planning, procedures, evidence, documentation and report writing.
Prerequisite: ACTG 51A.
Advisory: Eligibility for MATH 220 and ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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ACTG 59 FRAUD EXAMINATION5 Units
This course covers important topics associated with modern forensic accounting and fraud examination. Topics include an examination of the various types of occupational fraud, as well as the techniques to prevent and detect fraud in organizations. In addition, students will learn principals of fraud examination including who and why individuals commit fraud.
Prerequisite: ACTG 51A.
Advisory: Eligibility for MATH 220 and ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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ACTG 60 ACCOUNTING FOR SMALL BUSINESS5 Units
Pre-professional accounting course introducing the theory of double-entry bookkeeping/accounting. Emphasis on basic accounting cycle, elementary accounting principles and procedures, and financial records.
Advisory: Eligibility for MATH 220 and ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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ACTG 64A COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING PRACTICE USING QUICKBOOKS4 Units
Focus on using QuickBooks to record financial data. Reviewing the accounting cycle, processing business transactions and preparing financial statements.
Prerequisite: ACTG 1A or equivalent experience.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in CIS 64A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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ACTG 64B COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING PRACTICE USING EXCEL4 Units
Practice in using an electronic spreadsheet program to organize and process financial and managerial accounting data. Includes research on the Internet.
Prerequisite: ACTG 1B or equivalent experience.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in CIS 64B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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ACTG 65 PAYROLL & BUSINESS TAX ACCOUNTING4 Units
Presentation of basic payroll procedures used in business today. Provides practice in recording procedures and preparation of tax returns.
Prerequisite: ACTG 1A.
Advisory: Eligibility for MATH 220 and ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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ACTG 66 COST ACCOUNTING5 Units
Fundamentals of activity-based costing, job-order, process cost, and standard cost accounting systems.
Prerequisite: ACTG 1C or equivalent experience.
Advisory: Eligibility for MATH 220 and ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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ACTG 67 TAX ACCOUNTING5 Units
Current federal and California income tax law as it relates to individuals, emphasizing practical application, tax planning and tax form preparation.
Advisory: Eligibility for MATH 220 and ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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ACTG 68A ADVANCED TAX ACCOUNTING I4 Units
Current federal income tax law as it relates to sole proprietorship and partnership.
Prerequisite: ACTG 67.
Advisory: Eligibility for MATH 220 and ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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ACTG 68B ADVANCED TAX ACCOUNTING II4 Units
Current federal income tax law as it relates to corporations, estate, trust, and gift taxes.
Prerequisite: ACTG 67.
Advisory: Eligibility for MATH 220 and ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
ACTG 68C ADVANCED TAX ACCOUNTING III3 Units
Current federal income tax administration and procedures and review of Enrolled Agent Exam.
Prerequisite: ACTG 67.
Advisory: Eligibility for MATH 220 and ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
ACTG 70R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ACCOUNTING1 Unit
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Accounting beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours per week. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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ACTG 71R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ACCOUNTING2 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Accounting beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours per week. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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ACTG 72R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ACCOUNTING3 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Accounting beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
9 hours per week. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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ACTG 73R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ACCOUNTING4 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Accounting beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
12 hours per week. (144 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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ACTG 75 ACCOUNTING FOR GOVERNMENT & NOT-FOR-PROFIT5 Units
Study of governmental and not-for-profit accounting. Topics include financial reporting; federal, state and local government accounting; budgetary accounting; general and special revenue funds; proprietary funds; trust and agency funds; fixed assets and long term debt; and nonprofit accounting for entities such as public colleges, universities and health care providers.
Prerequisite: ACTG 1B.
Advisory: Eligibility for MATH 220 and ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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ACTG 76 ETHICS IN ACCOUNTING5 Units
Study of professional ethics for accounting from a business perspective in context of financial statement frauds such as Enron. Topics include nature of accounting, ethical behavior in accounting, ethical theory, rules of the code of conduct, ethics of tax accounting and ethics of the auditing function.
Prerequisite: ACTG 1A.
Advisory: Eligibility for MATH 220 and ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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