Accounting Online - Certificate

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 1 of 2 courses:
ACC-131 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I 4
ACC-142 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
Take 1 of 2 courses:
BUS-102 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
MAT-140 FINITE MATH 3
TOTAL 15-16

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-131 - PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I

Lecture: 4

Credit: 4

This first course covering the principles of accounting introduces the basic terms, concepts, and procedures of accounting. The course is intended for students who will major in accounting or have chosen a career which requires extensive use of accounting information. During the course, the focus will be on the completion of the accounting cycle, including the preparation of journal entries, posting to the ledger, and the preparation of adjusting entries, financial statements, and closing entries at the end of the accounting period. Special attention will also be given to special journals and subsidiary ledgers, the information needed to account for merchandising businesses, and the special accounting procedures related to cash, receivables, payables, and systems of control.

ACC-142 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to financial accounting theory and practice with emphasis on the use and interpretation of financial statements.

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.

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.

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

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

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