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Certificate in Accounting

This certificate will allow students to acquire knowledge in accounting functional areas. They can use this information to increase their knowledge in the field, as well as to transfer it into a degree program.

18 hours of required courses:

ACC 3311
Intermediate Accounting I
Course Description

This course is a comprehensive study of current practices in business communications designed with a goal of teaching the principles of business communications to accounting majors who desire to become CPAs. topics include: communicating at work; communication, culture, and work; verbal and nonverbal messages; listening; interpersonal skills; interviewing; types of interviews; working in teams; effective meetings; developing the presentation; organizing your ideas; verbal and visual support in presentations; and delivering the presentation.

Prerequisite
ACC 2312

ACC 3312
Intermediate Accounting II
Course Description

In this course the student will go more in-depth of the accounting theory and special accounting problems. They will define components of a company’s current and non-current liabilities and apply the proper financial reporting requirements for a company’s assets. In addition they student will prepare the appropriate journal entries for bonds and long-term notes.

Prerequisite
ACC 2312

ACC 3313
Cost Accounting
Course Description

Cost determination and cost accounting systems for planning and controlling for decision making in organizations. Students will learn the techniques and practices currently used in business as well as applying specific cost accounting measurements.

Prerequisite
ACC 2312

ACC 3315
Personal Income Tax
Course Description

Introduction to Federal income tax theory with special emphasis on the problems of individuals. Students will  prepare basic individual federal tax returns and illustrate the effects of personal, investment, and business transactions. In addition, students will look at tax planning for the individual.

Prerequisite
ACCT 2312

ACC 2312
Managerial Accounting
Course Description

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of managerial accounting appropriate for all organizations. Students will study information from the entity's accounting system relevant to decisions made by internal managers, as distinguished from information relevant to users who are external to the company. The emphasis is on the identification and assignment of product costs, operational budgeting and planning, cost control, and management decision making. Topics include product costing  methodologies, cost behavior, operational and capital budgeting, and performance evaluation.

Prerequisite
ACC 2311

ACC 2311
Financial Accounting
Course Description

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of financial accounting as prescribed by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as applied to transactions and events that affect business organizations. Students will examine the procedures and systems to accumulate, analyze, measure, and record financial transactions. Students will use recorded financial information to prepare a balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, and statement of shareholders’ equity to communicate the business entity’s results of operations and financial position to users of financial information who are external to the company. Students will study the nature of assets, liabilities, and owners’ equity while learning to use reported financial information for purposes of making decisions about the company. Students will be exposed to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).