Accounting

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Graduates of this program are prepared to enter an accounting career. Accountants work for business, industry, and various governmental agencies.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the Accounting program, students should be able to:

  • Prepare the four major financial statements and interpret the data by analyzing ratios
  • Record daily business transactions in the five major journals
  • Post to the General Ledger, as well as the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable subsidiary ledgers
  • Apply ethical principles to solve Accounting dilemmas
  • Use QuickBooks in a business setting and have the ability to adapt to other accounting information systems
  • Process payroll manually and have the ability to adapt to an online processing system
  • Analyze individual taxpayer scenarios in order to prepare Income Tax returns, using the current Internal Revenue Code
  • Apply basic Managerial Accounting concepts, including costing systems
  • Analyze budgets to plan and control business operations
  • Communicate Accounting concepts adequately in written format
  • Perform basic Accounting functions using Excel

General Education Courses

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

or

 

 

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

(3)

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics: SS1

3

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

or

 

 

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

(3)

MAT 112

Financial Mathematics

3

 

 

15

Additional Required Courses

ACC 115

Payroll Accounting

3

ACC 121

Accounting Principles I

4

ACC 122

Accounting Principles II

4

ACC 125

Computerized Accounting

3

ACC 131

Income Tax

3

or

 

 

ACC 132

Tax Help Colorado

(2)

and

 

 

ACC 133

Tax Help Colorado Practicum

(1)

ACC 211

Intermediate Accounting I

4

ACC 226

Cost Accounting

3

BUS 115

Introduction to Business

3

BUS 216

Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS 217

Business Communication & Report Writing

3

CIS 155

PC Spreadsheet Concepts

3

Elective

Choose nine to ten ( 9-10) hours from list below

9-10

 

 

45-46

Total Credit Hours

60-61

Electives

ACC 135

Spreadsheet Applications for Accounting

3

ACC 212

Intermediate Accounting II

4

ACC 216

Governmental & Not-for-Profit Accounting

3

ACC 287

Cooperative Education

3

BUS 226

Business Statistics

3

CIS 267

Management of Information Systems

3

ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics: SS1

3

FIN 201

Principles of Finance

3

MAN 128

Human Relations in Organizations

3

MAN 200

Human Resource Management I

3

MAN 226

Principles of Management

3

MAR 216

Principles of Marketing

3

PHI 112

Ethics: AH3

3

Certificates

Accounting

Gainful Employment Disclosure is located at http://apps.ppcc.edu/catalog/ge/accounting/

The accounting certificate program is designed to allow students to become proficient in using the computer for basic bookkeeping and spreadsheet applications. Students will also be prepared to accomplish normal office procedures.

ACC 115

Payroll Accounting

3

ACC 121

Accounting Principles I

4

ACC 122

Accounting Principles II

4

ACC 125

Computerized Accounting

3

BUS 115

Introduction to Business

3

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

or

 

 

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

(3)

CIS 155

PC Spreadsheet Concepts

3

MAT 112

Financial Mathematics

3

Elective

Choose three to four (3-4) hours from list below

3-4

Total Credit Hours

29-30

Electives

ACC 131

Income Tax

3

or

 

 

ACC 132

Tax Help Colorado

(2)

and

 

 

ACC 133

Tax Help Colorado Practicum

(1)

ACC 135

Spreadsheet Applications for Accounting

3

ACC 287

Cooperative Education

3

BTE 100

Computer Keyboarding

1

BTE 108

Ten-Key by Touch

1

BUS 216

Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS 217

Business Communication & Report Writing

3

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

or

 

 

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

(3)

FIN 106

Consumer Economics

3

MAN 116

Principles of Supervision

3

Bookkeeping Applications

Gainful Employment Disclosure is located at https://apps.ppcc.edu/catalog/ge/bookkeeping-applications/

ACC 115

Payroll Accounting

3

ACC 121

Accounting Principles I

4

or

 

 

ACC 101

Fundamentals of Accounting

(3)

and

 

 

BTE 108

Ten-Key by Touch

(1)

ACC 125

Computerized Accounting

3

BUS 115

Introduction to Business

3

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

or

 

 

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

(3)

Total Credit Hours

16