Accounting - Certificate

Related Programs:

The Accounting certificate is awarded after successful completion of first semester courses.
The Accounting Assistant diploma is awarded after successful completion of the first and second semesters courses.
The Accounting AAS degree is awarded after successful completion of the complete two-year program.

information about the online version of the programs can be found at the links below:
The Accounting online certificate
The Accounting Assistant online diploma
The Accounting online AAS degree

West Burlington campus and/or online (Keokuk campus offers select courses)

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester Course Title Credit
ACC-161 PAYROLL ACCOUNTING 3
ACC-311 COMPUTER ACCOUNTING 3
CSC-110 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS 3
Take 2 of these courses:
ACC-111 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING 3
ADM-133 BUSINESS MATH AND CALCULATORS 3
BUS-102 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
BUS-121 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 3
BUS-186 BUSINESS LAW II 3
ECN-120 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 3
ECN-130 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS 3
ENG-105 COMPOSITION I 3
ENG-106 COMPOSITION II 3
ENG-131 BUSINESS ENGLISH 3
FIN-130 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE (ONLINE) 3
HUM-287 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT STUDIES 3
MAT-140 FINITE MATH 3
MAT-165 BUSINESS CALCULUS 3
MGT-101 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
MGT-170 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
MKT-110 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3
PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
SOC-110 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
TOTAL 15

ACC-161 - PAYROLL ACCOUNTING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Payroll accounting emphasizes the methods of computing wages and salaries, the methods of keeping records, and the preparation of government reports. Extensive coverage of federal and state laws impacting payroll accounting is provided. During the course of the semester, students will explore numerous manual and computerized payroll systems.

ACC-311 - COMPUTER ACCOUNTING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Studies payroll records and payroll taxes imposed by state and federal agencies. The course will focus on computerized accounting records, including general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, depreciation and payroll systems.

CSC-110 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course provides an introduction to computer concepts. The student will use the Windows operating system, presentation software, electronic spreadsheet software, database management software and word processing software. Microcomputer hardware and software as well as the processing concepts associated with each will be discussed. The course will also include information on file management, the Internet, virus protection, and e-mail basics as applicable to the academic world as well as the business environment. Lab time outside class is required to complete projects.

ACC-111 - INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to financial accounting theory and practice, with an emphasis on the accounting cycle and computer application thereof.  This course is designed for non-business majors.

ADM-133 - BUSINESS MATH AND CALCULATORS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course will focus on the use of 10-key calculators to review arithmetic fundamentals and solve common business problems, including banking, payroll, weights and measurements, percentage, commissions, discounts, mark-ups, interest, borrowing by business, consumer credit, sales taxes, property taxes, income taxes, and insurance. Prerequisite:  Meet minimum test score requirements.

BUS-102 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An overview of contemporary business principles touching on all the major functional areas of business and trends that are shaping today's business environment. Understanding the fundamental pillars of the business environment -- globalization, technology, and ethics -- is a crucial component in this course.

BUS-121 - BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Designed to help the student develop effective communication techniques necessary for general business messages. The course emphasizes application of these techniques through the composition and keyboarding of letters, memos, reports and some oral presentations. 

BUS-186 - BUSINESS LAW II

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A continuation of BUS-185 in the area of: sales, principal agent relationships, commercial paper, creditors rights and secured transactions, real property, and bankruptcy. Prerequisite: BUS-185.

ECN-120 - PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introductory course in economics emphasizing macroeconomic theory and policy. The major topics will include economic systems, national income, national output, fiscal and monetary policy, unemployment, inflation, and, as time permits, international trade.

ECN-130 - PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introductory course in economics emphasizing micro-economic theory and contemporary problems. The major topics will include a description of the United States economy; demand and supply, price, output, and wage determination; domestic problems; international economics and the world economy.

ENG-105 - COMPOSITION I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics, and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process, and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement.

ENG-106 - COMPOSITION II

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A continuation of study of the principles of writing begun in ENG-105. Emphasis is placed on persuasive writing, critical analysis, and the MLA research paper. Time will also be spent exploring print and electronic research sources and learning effective research strategies. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisite: ENG-105 with a grade of C- or better.

ENG-131 - BUSINESS ENGLISH

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course teaches the fundamentals of written communication with focus on the elements of effectively written business documents. The emphasis is on the development of writing skills through a) exercises in grammar, mechanics, usage, and spelling and b) application of these skills in a variety of written business documents. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement or a minimum grade of C- in ENG-013. No waivers.

FIN-130 - PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE (ONLINE)

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An examination of the tools and techniques used in the world of finance. This course will introduce the student to basic financial concepts such as time value of money, asset valuation, risk analysis and return on investment. Evaluation and decision-making techniques will be used as they pertain to financial management in various business situations. Prerequisites: ACC-142, ACC-146 and ECN-120.

HUM-287 - LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is designed to provide emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership and to develop and improve their leadership skills. The course integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, films/videos and contemporary readings on leadership.

MAT-140 - FINITE MATH

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is designed for Business and Social Science majors. It introduces them to matrix solutions, to linear equations, linear programming, matrix algebra, mathematics of finance, computer applications, value of slope of a line, and exponential/logarithmic functions. Application problems are taken from Business Management and Social Science areas. Prerequisite: MAT-120 with a minimum grade of C- or meets minimum placement testing requirements.

MAT-165 - BUSINESS CALCULUS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is intended for Business Management and Social Science majors. It introduces them to theorems for finding derivatives, applications to maximum and minimum, related rates, graphing of functions, marginal cost and revenue, supply and demand, partial derivatives, antiderivatives, definite integral, tests for increasing and decreasing functions, concavity, maximum and minimum of functions of more than one variable, area under a curve, separable differential equations, growth and decay, and applications of above to Business Management and Social Sciences. Prerequisites: 3 years of high school college prep math AND meet minimum placement test score requirement, MAT-120 with a C or better, MAT-140 with a C- or better.

MGT-101 - PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course provides an intensive examination of the basic fundamentals of organization and management underlying the solution to management problems.

MGT-170 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course provides an overview of the principles involved in human resources management including strategy, legal environment, EEO, and job analysis and job design. Also covered are acquiring human resources, training and developing employees, compensation issues, and labor relations.

MKT-110 - PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This introductory class uses the managerial approach to study a market-directed system of marketing. The emphasis is on market strategy planning from the viewpoint of the marketing manager. The "4 Ps" -product, place, price, and promotion-provide the structure underlying the organization of this course.

PSY-111 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A basic course in the understanding of behavior, designed to give the student a scientific background in the fundamental problems and techniques covered in the field of psychology.

SOC-110 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An analysis of social organization (or the social order). This course deals with the nature of sociology as a science, the original nature of man, the socialization of the individual, the development of groups and group behavior, the nature of culture and culture patterns, the organization of institutions, the nature of social order, the organization of human stratification and examination of major social processes. Special emphasis is placed upon the American cultural patterns.

Kevin Rosenberg - Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5199

Email: krosenberg@scciowa.edu
BBA, University of Iowa
MA, University of Iowa

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