Accounting

Accounting Program at COM

About the Career

Accountants create financial reports, prepare payroll and tax returns, conduct audits, and assist in financial decisions for an organization.

About the Program

The Accounting Program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and keep track of an organization’s money and financial records. The Accounting Program offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and one certificate (Professional Bookkeeper Certificate).

The purpose of the program is to prepare students to be successful in the field of accounting by teaching personal and professional skills. The program offers workplace-relevant courses in accounting, payroll, tax preparation, business, and accounting-related computer software applications.

Associate of Applied Science – Business Administration, Emphasis in Accounting

Suggested Study Plan

Semester 1

Course SCH
BUSI 1301 BUSINESS PRINCIPLES 3
BCIS 1305
or COSC 1301
BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
or MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS
3
BUSI 1304
or ENGL 1301
BUSINESS REPORT WRITING AND CORRESPONDENCE (FRESHMAN LEVEL VERSION)
or COMPOSITION I
3
POFT 1321 BUSINESS MATH 3
ACNT 1303 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING I 3

Semester 2

Course SCH
HPRO 1311 Human Relations 3
BMGT 1327 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
ACCT 2301 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING 3
MATH 1332
or MATH 1314
MATHEMATICS FOR LIBERAL ARTS
or COLLEGE ALGEBRA
3
BUSG 1315 SMALL BUSINESS OPERATIONS 3

Semester 3

Course SCH
ACCT 2302 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING (MANAGERIAL) 3
BMGT 1341 BUSINESS ETHICS 3
BUSI 2301 BUSINESS LAW 3
ECON 2301
or ECON 2302
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
or PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
3
ACNT 1331 FEDERAL INCOME TAX: INDIVIDUAL 3

Semester 4

Course SCH
ITSC 1309 INTEGRATED SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS I 3
ACNT 1313 COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS 4
Humanities/Fine Arts Humanities/Fine Arts 3
POFT 1300
or ACNT 1382
CAREER EXPLORATION/PLANNING
or COOPERATIVE EDUCATION ACCOUNTING TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN AND BOOKKEEPING
3
BMGT 2347 CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING 3

*Approved electives should be chosen from the following rubrics: ACCT, ACNT, BMGT, BUSG, BUSI, HRPO, MRKG, POFM or POFT.

Certificate - Professional Bookkeeper

Suggested Study Plan

Semester 1

Course SCH
BCIS 1305 BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3
POFT 1321 BUSINESS MATH 3
ACNT 1303 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING I 3

Semester 2

Course SCH
ACNT 1313 COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS 4
ACNT 1331 FEDERAL INCOME TAX: INDIVIDUAL 3
ACCT 2301 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING 3

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