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Accounting

Accounting
Associate in Applied Science: 60 credit hours

The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program provides the student with strong accounting, business and technical skills, and prepares her or him to enter the workforce at the accounting technician level. The broad-based technical education curriculum includes instruction and practical application of a variety of accounting concepts and practices, and prepares graduates for employment or promotion in accounting firms, private industry or government.

Students seeking admission to the Accounting, A.A.S. program, must first complete ACC 120 and ACC 121 with a grade of “C” or higher.  Students who have not yet completed ACC 120 and ACC 121 should initially major in the Accounting Certificate Program.

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Successful graduates of the Accounting A.A.S. program will be able to:

  • Prepare, record and analyze financial statements and other reporting documents according to generally accepted accounting principles
  • Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing accounting software programs
  • Interpret, analyze, and evaluate financial data
  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer applications
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of business organization and procedures
  • Identify and apply elements of contract, tort, agency, property law, partnerships and corporations
  • Develop scientific knowledge and mathematical analytical skills and techniques
  • Demonstrate effective communication and computational skills
  • Demonstrate global awareness and knowledge of human diversity

The program qualifies graduates for many positions, including entry-level jobs such as:

  • accounting clerk
  • accounts receivable/accounts payable clerk
  • payroll clerk
  • bookkeeper
  • income tax preparer.

 

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Program Implementation: Full-time day. (Students attending part-time should see advisor for recommended course sequencing.)

Recommended Course Sequence: Accounting
Associate in Applied Science: 60 hours

First Year—Fall Semester

First Year—Spring Semester

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

ACC

 120

Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC

121

Principles of Accounting II

3

BUS

 101

Introduction to Business

3

BUS

OR

ENL

203

OR

102

Communications in Business

OR

English Composition II

3



(3)

CIS 

OR 

CIS

 108

OR

114

Computer Fundamentals

OR

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

3

ECN

OR

ECN

210

OR

202

Principles of Macroeconomics

OR
 

Principles of Microeconomics

3



(3)

ENL

 101

English Composition I

3

ACC

240

Computerized Accounting

3

SSC

147

Understanding Human Diversity

3

Elective

Accounting Elective

3

Total Semester Hours

15

Total Semester Hours

15

Second Year—Fall Semester

Second Year—Spring Semester

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

ACC

250

Intermediate Accounting I

3

ACC

251

Intermediate Accounting II

3

CIS

119

Spreadsheet software

3

BUS

206

Business Law

3

Elective

Accounting Elective

3

BUS


OR

BUS

276

OR

278

BUS Capstone

OR

BUS Internship

3



(3)

Elective

Math Elective (100-level or higher)

3

Elective

Accounting Elective

3

Elective

Science Elective

3 (4)

Elective

Accounting Elective

3

Total Semester Hours

 

15
(16)

Total Semester Hours

15

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Accounting Electives (Select 4 courses - 12 credit hours total)

Dept.

Dept. Course #

Course Title

Sem. Hours

ACC

230

Income Tax Accounting

3

ACC

235

Managerial Accounting

3

FIN

231

Business Finance

3

FIN 232 Personal Finance 3
MTH 115 Business Math 3

MTH

135

College Algebra

1

MTH

122

Introduction to Statistics

3

Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for related Skill Set Certifications. Students should contact their academic program advisor or refer to the Skill Set section in the catalog (page 81) for additional information.

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Accounting: Certificate Program: 30 Credit Hours

Upon successful completion of the Accounting certificate, the graduate will be able to: 

  • Prepare, record and analyze financial statements and other reporting documents according to generally accepted accounting principles
  • Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing accounting software programs
  • Analyze financial data
  • Demonstrate effective communication and computational skills
  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer applications
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of business organization and procedures 

The program qualifies graduates for many positions, including entry-level jobs such as

  • Bookkeeping Clerk
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Auditing Clerk

Program Implementation:  Full-time day (Students attending part-time should see advisor for recommended course sequencing).
Recommended Course Sequence -- Accounting
Certificate Program

 

First Year—Fall Semester

First Year—Spring Semester

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

ACC

120

Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC

121

Principles of Accounting II

3

BUS

101

Introduction to Business

3

CIS

119

Spreadsheet Software

3

CIS

OR

CIS

108

OR

114

Computer Fundamentals

OR

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

3

Elective

Mathematics Elective

3

ECN

201

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

Elective

Restricted Electives

3

ENL

101

English Composition I

3

Elective

Restricted Electives

3

Total Semester Hours

15

Total Semester Hours

15

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Restricted electives (Select 3 courses -   9 credit hours total)

Dept.

Dept. Course #

Course Title

Sem. Hours

ACC

230

Income Tax Accounting

3

ACC

235

Managerial Accounting

3

ACC 240 Computerized Accounting 3
ACC 250 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 251 Intermediate Accounting II 3

FIN

231

Business Finance

3

FIN 232 Personal Finance 3
MTH 115 Business Math 3

Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for related Skill Set Certifications. Students should contact their academic program advisor or refer to the Skill Set section in the catalog (page 81) for additional information.

 

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Gainful Employment Information:

A.A.S. Progam (full time ['normal']/4 semesters):

  • Job Titles for which program prepares students:
  • SOC Code: 13-2011    
  • 1 Occupational Information Network (O*NET) URL: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-2011.00   
  • On-time completion rate: 0%
    • # students who completed program 2010-2011: 0
    • # students completed within ‘normal’ time: N/A - New Program
  • 2 Placement Rate: N/A - New Program
  • Median Loan Amounts per Student: N/A - New Program
  • Program Costs per year (2 semesters):
  • Books and supplies   $1200
  • Personal                         1850
  • 3Room and board          3000
  • Tuition and fees             2184
  • Transportation                2500

1 The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is being developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration. It provides information relating to:

  • The nature of the work and the activities involved for these jobs
  • the kinds of tools and technology associated with the work
  • the skills, knowledge and abilities usually required for these jobs
  • the training and education usually required for these jobs
  • the values, work styles and interests that lend themselves to success in these jobs
  • the wage and employment trends in these fields on both the national and state levels

*Please note: Completion rates are based solely on a small sample of Eastern students that includes only those who were enrolled as first-time full time freshman. The majority of Eastern students enroll as part-time students. Part-time students and those required to enroll in developmental studies, take longer to complete the programs as presented in the College Catalog.

 2Placement Rate calculated on total number of program graduates  working in a field related to degree or certificate completed.

3Eastern currently offers no dormitory or meal contracts, so these room and board expenses are average estimated area costs.

Certificate Progam ( full time ['normal']/2 semesters):

  • Job Titles for which program prepares students: Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks
  • SOC Code: 43-3031  
  • 1 Occupational Information Network (O*NET) URLhttp://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-3031.00   
  • On-time completion rate: 0%
    • # students who completed program 2010-2011: 3
    • # students completed within ‘normal’ time: 0
  • 2 Placement Rate: N/A: New Program
  • Median Loan Amounts per Student: $4,750
  • Program Costs per year (2 semesters):
  • Books and supplies   $1200
  • Personal                         1850
  • 3Room and board          3000
  • Tuition and fees             2184
  • Transportation                2500

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