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Accounting Technology

Accounting Technology

[Rebecca Elliott, Crystal White]

AssociateCertificate

The Accounting Technology program is a technical program designed to prepare students for entry-level accounting positions in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and inventory management while also developing the skills necessary for future advancement.  This curriculum integrates accounting and computer operation with training in payroll accounting, income tax accounting, computerized accounting, and Microsoft® Office applications. Upon successful completion, students should be prepared for accounting positions in business and industry, governmental agencies, and public accounting firms.  Successful completion of the first year (30 hours) leads to the Accounting Technology Certificate.  Students successfully completing the full 62 hours will be awarded an Associates of Applied Science degree.



Freshman Year

First Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
CSC-1123
Computer Applications I
3

This course is designed to teach computer applications to include: word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database management, presentation design, and electronic communications. Three hours lecture.

BOT-1233
Microsoft Word I
3

This course focuses on improving keyboarding techniques using the touch method and on production of documents using Microsoft Word functions. Three hours lecture.

BOT-1313
Applied Business Mathematics
3

This course is designed to develop competency in mathematics for business use, with emphasis on the touch method. Three hours lecture.

BOT-1763
Communications Essentials
3

This course focuses on the basic English competencies and communication skills necessary to be successful and effective in the workplace in addition to effectively contributing to a team while working with a diverse population. Three hours lecture.

BOT-ELECT*
Business &Office Tech Elective
3

Choose from any advisor approved elective in BOT

*BOT Elective should be selected from BOT 2423 Income Tax Accounting or BOT 2623 Principles of Business Finance. 

Second Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
BOA-2613
Business Communications
3

This course develops communication skills among multicultural audiences with emphasis on principles of writing business correspondence, generating reports and presentations, and preparing for the job interview process. Three hours lecture.

BOT-2433
Quickbooks
3

This course applies basic accounting principles using Quickbooks. Three hours lecture.

BOT-1823
Microsoft Excel I
3

This course focuses on application Microsoft Excel as an aid to management decision making. Three hours lecture.

ACC-2213
Principles of Accounting I
3

Study of the fundamentals and application of financial accounting principles that relate to business. The topics to be covered include the accounting cycle and the accounting systems for service and merchandising businesses.

BOT-2463
Payroll Accounting
3

(Prerequisite: ACC 1213) This course provides an in-depth study of payroll accounting. Three hours lecture.



Sophomore Year

First Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
BOT-1853
Microsoft Excel II
3

This course is a continuation of Microsoft® Excel® I and focuses on advanced functions and applications of the software. Three hours lecture.

BAD-1113
Introduction to Business
3

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of business. Main topics include current business and economic environment, entrepreneurship, marketing, management, financial management, and business careers. Three hours lecture.

ENG-1113
English Composition I
3

English 1113 prepares the student to think critically and compose texts for academic and professional rhetorical situations. Three hours lecture.

ACC-2223
Principles of Accounting II
3

(Prerequisite: ACC 2213) A continuation of ACC 2213. The topics to be covered include corporate accounting concepts, managerial accounting concepts and internal business decision making. Three hours lecture.

SBA-ELECT
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
3

Choose any Social or Behavioral Science course in sociology, psychology, political science, geography, economics, or educational psychology.

Second Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
BOT-2183
Career Readiness
3

This course is designed to prepare students for employment by teaching the importance of interviewing skills, employer expectations, employability skills, work ethics, and job retention skills. Three hours lecture.

BOT-2233
Human Resource Mgmt
3

This course provides a general overview of the concepts and applications of the many parts of human resources (HR). Students will learn how the interdependence of the major topics in HR are created and implemented through the use of real world HR issues, community projects, and case studies. Three hours lecture.

BOT-1243
Microsoft Word II
3

This course is a continuation of Microsoft Word I and focuses on production of documents using Microsoft Word. Production with accuracy is stressed. And practice is given through a variety of documents for skillbuilding. Three hours lecture.

MAT-1313
College Algebra
3

(Prerequisite: ACT math subscore of 19 or above or MAT 1233 with a "C" or above.) This course includes inequalities; functions, linear and quadratic equations; circles, and their graphs; applications; polynomial and rational function; logarithmic and exponential functions; systems of equations. Three hours lecture.

FINE-ELECT
Fine Arts Elective
3

Choose from any fine arts classes.

 

 

Total Hours: 60



Notes: Total hours required for completion of this program may be reduced through articulation agreements with local high schools/vocational centers. Local demands for note taking skills may be implemented through Continuing Education, Adult Education, Industry Services, etc.


CIP:520302

Program of Study Code: 6302