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Accounting (2014-2015)
Accounting is the language of business. Accountants measure business activities, process that data into reports and communicate the results to decision makers. The accounting curriculum focuses on preparing students to transfer to four-year institutions, sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and seek employment. Areas of study include accounting for decision making, accounting for internal and external use, financial statement analysis, review of financial accounting standards, payroll and business taxes, individual and advanced taxation, computerized accounting software, auditing and forensic accounting, governmental and not-for-profit accounting and ethics in accounting.
 
Program Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to explain accounting terminology, concepts, principles, and frameworks.
Students will be able to perform accounting-related calculations and demonstrate the ability to use methods and/or procedures to solve accounting problems.
 
Career Opportunities
Accounting programs prepare students for work as accountants, examining and preparing financial records for private industry, government agencies, individuals and non-profit entities. General accountants use computers to record transactions, such as receivables, payables, payroll and property into a general ledger. Corporate accountants set up and design accounting systems and procedures, risk management programs and analyze and evaluate financial records for businesses. Their duties include ensuring legal compliance, interpreting financial information and preparing reports for business executives and government regulatory agencies. Advancement includes opportunities as senior accountant, controller, treasurer and chief financial officer. Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant are those who have attained professional certification by the state.
 
Units required for Major: 48
Units required for Certificate: 9-38
 
Associate Degree Requirements:
English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 57, 105, 108 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
Core courses (43 units)
Support courses (10 units)

*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a GPA of 2.0 or higher is required in all core and support courses for the degree or certificates.
 
Program Type(s):
AA = Associate in Arts Degree.
CA = Certificate of Achievement.
CCC = Career Certificate [Non-Transcriptable].
UT = May be transferable to a four - year university.
 
Additional Information:
All accounting courses offered meet the unit requirement set by the California Board of Accountancy.

 
Core Courses: (43 units)
ACTG 1A Financial Accounting I (5 units)
ACTG 1B Financial Accounting II (5 units)
ACTG 1C Managerial Accounting (5 units)
ACTG 64A Computerized Accounting Practice Using QuickBooks (4 units)
ACTG 64B Computerized Accounting Practice Using Excel (4 units)
ACTG 67 Tax Accounting (5 units)
BUSI 18 Business Law I (5 units)
BUSI 22 Principles of Business (5 units)
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics (5 units)
or ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics (5 units)
 
Support Courses: (10 units)
ACTG 51A Intermediate Accounting I (4 units)
ACTG 51B Intermediate Accounting II (4 units)
ACTG 51C Intermediate Accounting III (4 units)
ACTG 52 Advanced Accounting (5 units)
ACTG 53 Financial Statement Analysis (5 units)
ACTG 58 Auditing (5 units)
ACTG 59 Fraud Examination (5 units)
ACTG 60* Accounting for Small Business (5 units)
ACTG 65 Payroll & Business Tax Accounting (4 units)
ACTG 66 Cost Accounting (5 units)
ACTG 68A Advanced Tax Accounting I (4 units)
ACTG 68B Advanced Tax Accounting II (4 units)
ACTG 68C Advanced Tax Accounting III (3 units)
ACTG 70R Independent Study in Accounting (1 unit)
ACTG 71R Independent Study in Accounting (2 units)
ACTG 72R Independent Study in Accounting (3 units)
ACTG 73R Independent Study in Accounting (4 units)
ACTG 75 Accounting for Government & Not-for-Profit (5 units)
ACTG 76 Ethics in Accounting (5 units)
BUSI 18 Business Law I (5 units)
BUSI 19 Business Law II (4 units)

* May be completed only once for credit to satisfy either the Core or Support course requirement.
Accounting Certificate of Achievement(43 Units)
This certificate awarded after completion of the Core courses. General Education courses are not required.
CPA Examination Preparation Certificate of Achievement(37 Units)
ACTG 1A Financial Accounting I (5 units)
ACTG 1B Financial Accounting II (5 units)
ACTG 51A Intermediate Accounting I (4 units)
ACTG 51B Intermediate Accounting II (4 units)
ACTG 51C Intermediate Accounting III (4 units)
ACTG 52 Advanced Accounting (5 units)
or ACTG 53 Financial Statement Analysis (5 units)
ACTG 58 Auditing (5 units)
ACTG 75 Accounting for Government & Not-for-Profit (5 units)
Career Certificate in Tax Accounting(25 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
ACTG 1B Financial Accounting II (5 units)
ACTG 64A Computerized Accounting Practice Using QuickBooks (4 units)
ACTG 67 Tax Accounting (5 units)
ACTG 68A Advanced Tax Accounting I (4 units)
ACTG 68B Advanced Tax Accounting II (4 units)
ACTG 68C Advanced Tax Accounting III (3 units)
Financial Accounting Career Certificate(22 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
ACTG 1A Financial Accounting I (5 units)
ACTG 1B Financial Accounting II (5 units)
ACTG 51A Intermediate Accounting I (4 units)
ACTG 51B Intermediate Accounting II (4 units)
ACTG 51C Intermediate Accounting III (4 units)
Bookkeeping Specialist Certificate of Proficiency(22 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
ACTG 60 Accounting for Small Business (5 units)
or ACTG 1A Financial Accounting I (5 units)
ACTG 64A Computerized Accounting Practice Using QuickBooks (4 units)
ACTG 64B Computerized Accounting Practice Using Excel (4 units)
ACTG 65 Payroll & Business Tax Accounting (4 units)
Enrolled Agent Preparation Certificate of Proficiency(16 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
ACTG 67 Tax Accounting (5 units)
ACTG 68A Advanced Tax Accounting I (4 units)
ACTG 68B Advanced Tax Accounting II (4 units)
ACTG 68C Advanced Tax Accounting III (3 units)
Payroll Preparation Certificate of Proficiency(14 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
ACTG 60 Accounting for Small Business (5 units)
or ACTG 1A Financial Accounting I (5 units)
ACTG 65 Payroll & Business Tax Accounting (4 units)
Tax Specialist Certificate of Proficiency(9 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
ACTG 65 Payroll & Business Tax Accounting (4 units)
ACTG 67 Tax Accounting (5 units)
ACTG 68A Advanced Tax Accounting I (4 units)

Academic Year: 2014-2015

Current status: Approved
Last update: 2014-09-15 09:28:25

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