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Accounting Certificate

Accounting Certificate

This program is available at the Beavercreek, Online and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.

Accounting, long referred to as the "language of business," is an excellent foundation for any type of office position. Most managerial positions require an understanding of accounting. This program provides the basic courses that teach fundamentals of recording business transactions, the balance sheet, the income statement, and basic cost accounting concepts/entries. Courses are applicable to the associate degree program.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an Accounting certificate, a graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize and apply technology as it impacts the accounting profession. (Microcomputer & Spreadsheets) (S)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of managerial and cost accounting and their roles in business and decision making. (Managerial-Cost) (S)
  • Interpret, analyze, and present reliable and relevant information to financial statement users based upon generally accepted accounting principles both manually and electronically (S)
Course Title Credits
Summer
ACC 1100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 4
FYE 1100 College Success 1
 
Fall
ACC -- Accounting Elective 2-4 credit hours 3
COM 1110 Interpersonal Communication I 3
EBE 1000 Employability Skills (new curriculum item) 1
ENG 1111 English I 3
ITS 1235 Beginning Spreadsheet  * 1
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics 3
 
Spring
ACC 1200 Managerial Accounting 4
ACC 1400 Computerized Accounting 3
ACC 2000 Spreadsheet Accounting 3
ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
 
  Total credit hours 32
* Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0800 before taking other computer courses.  Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0810 before taking a computer class.

The program schedule that follows is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students and those taking college preparatory courses, will require additional semesters of study. Students should consult their academic advisors for help in planning their schedules.

Academic Preparation

Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0800 Computer Fundamentals, as a preparatory course before taking other computer courses. Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 1210 Keyboarding/Word Processing.