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2016-2017 Catalog


Code: F_CER_ACC2

Campus: Boulder County Campus, Larimer Campus, Westminster Campus, and Online Learning

Accounting

This accounting certificate prepares students for job entry into a wide variety of clerical and technical positions that have a recordkeeping or bookkeeping component. In consultation with an accounting faculty advisor, the certificate can be tailored to meet the needs of students who have already achieved significant skills and knowledge in basic accounting fundamentals and/or computer applications. The program assumes that students have previous knowledge and skill in basic computer applications in a Microsoft Windows operating environment. Students without prior computer experience should remedy any computer deficiencies before beginning the certificate course of study. Consulting with an accounting faculty advisor is strongly recommended before beginning the accounting certificate program.

Requirements

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 101Fundamentals of Accounting

3

 

ACC 115Payroll Accounting

3

or

ACC 138Payroll and Sales Tax

3

 

ACC 121Accounting Principles I

4

ACC 245Computerized Accounting with a Professional Package

3

BUS 217Business Communication and Report Writing

3

CIS 135Complete PC Word Processing: Word

3

CIS 155PC Spreadsheet Concepts: Excel

3

Total Credit Hours:22

ACC 101 and CIS 155: Students who have taken high school or other equivalent introductory coursework, or who have significant practical experience in these areas, should consult with an accounting faculty advisor to consider alternatives. This is particularly important for the decision of whether to take ACC 101, since ACC 101 may not be taken after ACC 121. Should a student decide to start accounting courses with ACC 121, the three credits for ACC 101 must be satisfied with an approved business elective; however an accounting course is recommended.

Required Elective Courses

Select 3 credits from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 122Accounting Principles II

4

ACC 131Income Tax

3

ACC 135Spreadsheet Applications for Accounting

3

 

ACC 255Vita - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

3

or

ACC 132Tax Help Colorado

2

and

ACC 133Tax Help Colorado Practicum

1

 

BUS 216Legal Environment of Business

3

CIS 145Complete PC Database: ACCESS

3

Total Credit Hours: 25

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