Accounting - Certificate, Diploma and AAS

Get confident running balance sheets, financial statements, income tax analyses and cost accounting when you take your talent to the next level in this program.

This program is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills for entry-level accounting positions. The program will focus on balance sheets, financial statements, income tax analysis and cost accounting.


After successful completion of the first semester, the Accounting Certificate will be awarded. After successful completion two semesters, the Accounting Assistant Diploma will be awarded.

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

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester I 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 RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 3
MKT-110 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3
PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
SOC-110 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester I Course Title Credit
ACC-142 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
ACC-261 INCOME TAX ACCOUNTING 3
BCA-157 INTERMEDIATE SPREADSHEETS 3
Take 1 of these courses:
ECN-120 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 3
ECN-130 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS 3
MAT-140 FINITE MATH 3
MAT-165 BUSINESS CALCULUS 3
PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
SOC-110 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
Take 1 of these courses:
ENG-105 COMPOSITION I 3
ENG-106 COMPOSITION II 3
ENG-131 BUSINESS ENGLISH 3
SPC-101 FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION 3
SPC-112 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
TOTAL 15
Fall Semester II Course Title Credit
ACC-231 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I 4
ACC-332 COMPUTER ACCOUNTING - QUICKBOOKS 2
BUS-185 BUSINESS LAW I 3
MAT-156 STATISTICS 3
Take 1 of these courses:
ECN-120 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 3
ECN-130 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS 3
PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
SOC-110 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester II Course Title Credit
ACC-146 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 3
ACC-232 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II 4
BUS-180 BUSINESS ETHICS 3
BUS-936 BUSINESS CAPSTONE 1
Take 1 of these courses:
ENG-105 COMPOSITION I 3
ENG-106 COMPOSITION II 3
ENG-131 BUSINESS ENGLISH 3
SPC-101 FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION 3
SPC-112 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
Take 1 of these courses:
ACC-932 INTERNSHIP 4
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 RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 3
MKT-110 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3
PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
SOC-110 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
SPC-101 FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION 3
SPC-112 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
TOTAL 17-18

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. 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 a continuation of Finite Math, 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 the above to Business Management and Social Sciences. Prerequisite: 3 years of high school college prep math AND meets minimum placement testing requirements, or MAT-120 with a minimum grade of C-, or MAT-140 with a minimum grade of C-.

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 RESOURCES 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.

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.

ACC-261 - INCOME TAX ACCOUNTING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Coverage of income tax returns for individuals, including filing requirements, gross income inclusions and exclusions, dependency requirements, itemized deductions, etc.

BCA-157 - INTERMEDIATE SPREADSHEETS

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This advanced course in electronic spreadsheets emphasizes the use of advanced features of a leading electronic spreadsheet software package in a Microsoft Windows environment. Topics to be covered include spreadsheet editing, working with multiple worksheets, creating a Web page from a spreadsheet, developing spreadsheet applications, creating and using macros, using data tables and scenario management, importing data, and enhancing a spreadsheet with Visual Basic for Applications. Prerequisite: Grade of "C-" or higher in CSC-110 or CSC-140..

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.

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 a continuation of Finite Math, 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 the above to Business Management and Social Sciences. Prerequisite: 3 years of high school college prep math AND meets minimum placement testing requirements, or MAT-120 with a minimum grade of C-, or MAT-140 with a minimum grade of C-.

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.

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. No waivers.

SPC-101 - FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Explores communication in a variety of contexts including interpersonal relationships, the workplace, small groups, and public speaking. Emphasis on the application and practice of communication theories and skills, particularly public speaking.

SPC-112 - PUBLIC SPEAKING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis.

ACC-231 - INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

This first course in Intermediate Accounting examines the generally accepted accounting principles applied in income determination and balance sheet presentation. The primary purpose is the preparation of financial statements in a meaningful, understandable and adequate manner for the external user. After a preliminary review of the basic accounting process, the content and format of the income statement and balance sheet, the course material will specifically consider the balance sheet classifications of cash, temporary investments, receivables, inventories, plant and intangible assets. Prerequisite: ACC-132 or ACC-142.

ACC-332 - COMPUTER ACCOUNTING - QUICKBOOKS

Lecture: 2

Credit: 2

This course is designed to apply the fundamental accounting principles in a computerized environment by using the text/workbook combined with computerized standard accounting software package. Also electronic spreadsheets will be explored. A prior knowledge of accounting is required and knowledge of Windows will be helpful. It is necessary that each student be able to set aside lab time to complete assignments, either in the computer labs or a similar computer with computerized standard accounting software package. Prerequisites: ACC-131, ACC-142.  Pre- or Co-requisite: ACC-111.

BUS-185 - BUSINESS LAW I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

The legal environment of business. The study of contract requirements, personal property and bailments, as time permits.

MAT-156 - STATISTICS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is an applied course in statistics, designed to introduce students to some of the concepts, symbols, procedures, and vocabulary used in the field of statistics. Topics covered in this course include: organizing and graphing data, descriptive statistics, probability, various distributions, the sampling distribution of the mean, estimating a population mean, confidence intervals, inferential statistics (hypothesis testing), comparing two population parameters, analysis of variance, correlation, simple linear and multiple regression, contingency tables, and nonparametric statistics, (time permitting). Prerequisites: MAT-092 or MAT-099 with a minimum grade of C- or meets minimum placement testing requirements.

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.

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.

ACC-146 - MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to managerial accounting and practice with emphasis on the sources and uses of data for decisions. Prerequisite: ACC-142.

ACC-232 - INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

A continuation of ACC-231, this course will continue to examine the generally accepted accounting principles as applied to income determination and balance sheet preparation. The course will specifically consider the classification, recognition, and valuation of current liabilities, bonds and other long-term liabilities, stockholders’ equity, dividends, dilutive securities and their effect on earnings per share, leases, pensions, and income taxes. The course will conclude with coverage of the Statement of Cash Flows. Prerequisite: ACC-231.

BUS-180 - BUSINESS ETHICS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course introduces philosophical ethical theory and its application to business decisions. It considers theories of economic justice, social responsibility of corporations, regulation, conflict of interest and obligations, ethics of advertising, product quality and safety, environmental responsibility, hiring practices and rights of employers and employees.

BUS-936 - BUSINESS CAPSTONE

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course is designed to serve as a capstone class for Business majors. Topics covered in the course will include resumes, interview skills, and professionalism. In addition, each student will complete a case study in his/her particular area of interest including but not limited to accounting, management, marketing, and economics. In lieu of a case study, a service learning or other project may be completed. A professional presentation of whichever activity is selected will be made. An end-of-program assessment will be taken as a part of this course. Prerequisite: Student must have completed at least 48 credit hours in the Accounting or Business Administration Degree.

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. No waivers.

SPC-101 - FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Explores communication in a variety of contexts including interpersonal relationships, the workplace, small groups, and public speaking. Emphasis on the application and practice of communication theories and skills, particularly public speaking.

SPC-112 - PUBLIC SPEAKING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis.

ACC-932 - INTERNSHIP

OJT: 16

Credit: 4

Accounting students who have completed the prerequisite courses may use this opportunity to gain practical experience in the field of accounting.  Student placement will vary, depending upon availability of internship positions.  The specific arrangements for the nature of the work and scheduling of contact hours will be made under the supervision of the employer.  Prerequisites:  ACC-132, ACC-806, CSC-110 and ENG-105

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. 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 a continuation of Finite Math, 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 the above to Business Management and Social Sciences. Prerequisite: 3 years of high school college prep math AND meets minimum placement testing requirements, or MAT-120 with a minimum grade of C-, or MAT-140 with a minimum grade of C-.

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 RESOURCES 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.

SPC-101 - FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Explores communication in a variety of contexts including interpersonal relationships, the workplace, small groups, and public speaking. Emphasis on the application and practice of communication theories and skills, particularly public speaking.

SPC-112 - PUBLIC SPEAKING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis.

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

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

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