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Accounting Certificate
Semester Hours:  18-19
Effective Term: Fall 2015
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The learner is prepared for an entry-level position in accounting or bookkeeping.

Gainful Employment Disclosures per 34 CFR 668.6: centralaz.edu/documents/disclosures/Accounting/Gedt.html

Recommended Proficiencies: Students should be able to solve basic mathematical problems and read and write at college level.

Course Requirements
Accounting Certificate (18 Credits)

Recommended Proficiencies:
Students should be able to identify and solve basic business problems in operations, finance and accounting, handle business data and human relations.

Core Requirements (18)
ACC121 Income Tax Fundamentals (3)
ACC201 Financial Accounting (3)*
ACC202 Managerial Accounting (3)
ACC226 Accounting with QuickBooks Pro (3)

CIS120 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)
OR
CIS110 Fundamentals of Computer Literacy (3)

ACC222 Payroll Accounting (3)
OR
ACC227 Accounting with Sage 50 Complete (3)

*Students may be advised to complete ACC100 prior to enrolling in ACC201.

Other Requirements
Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must earn at least one-third of the certificate credits from CAC.

The Accounting Certificate requires 18 credits.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Demonstrate entry-level competencies for employment in the field of accounting.
2. (Analysis Level) Analyze transactions and utilize a computerized general ledger package to record the information.
3. (Application Level) Perform computations for depreciation, inventory and interest.
4. (Evaluation Level) Analyze and interpret financial information generated by the accounting system.
5. (Evaluation Level) Ensure financial accounting reports are in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
6. (Evaluation Level) Ensure tax returns are in compliance with Internal Revenue Service Code.
Standards for Program
None