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Accounting (2012-2013)
The Accounting Program offers a variety of courses that covers the knowledge and technical skills necessary to prepare students to become analytical thinkers and possess communication and other interpersonal skills needed to be successful at work, and to equip them for subsequent transfer programs at 4-year colleges and universities. The courses offered within the program teach students to identify, record, prepare, and communicate financial information to interested users to help them make sound economic decisions. Students learn about the books of original entry; the general ledger; financial statements; the accounting cycle; plant assets; partnerships; corporations; payroll, business and income taxes; cost systems; cash flow analysis; and differential cost and performance evaluations.
 
Program Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to explain accounting terminology, concepts, principles, and frameworks.
Students will be able to perform accounting-related calculations and demonstrate the ability to use methods and /or procedures to solve accounting problems.
 
Career Opportunities
Students of accounting typically pursue careers as public accountants, internal auditors, management accountants, government accountants, income tax accountants, business or accounting instructors, computer systems accountants, budget analysts. Most management and accounting positions require four-year college degrees in accounting and/or a CPA license. However, there are also numerous levels of clerical accounting positions such as bookkeeper, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventories, cash control, and data entry.
 
Units required for Major: 90
Units required for Certificate: 9-37
 
Associate Degree Requirements:
English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 57, 105, 108 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
All Foothill General Education requirements (30 Units)
Core courses (37 Units)
Support courses (10 Units)

*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a GPA of 2.0 or higher is required in all core and support courses for the degree or certificates.
 
Program Type(s):
AA = Associate in Arts Degree.
CA = Certificate of Achievement.
CP = Certificate of Proficiency [Non-Transcriptable].
CCC = Career Certificate [Non-Transcriptable].
UT = May be transferable to a four - year university.
 
Additional Information:
Students interested in obtaining a Certified Public Accountant license from the California Board of Accountancy may meet the 24 unit requirement through our accredited courses. For further information, please contact Dr. Sara Seyedin, (650) 949-7483.
 
Core Courses: (37 units)
ACTG 1A Financial Accounting I (5 units)
ACTG 1B Financial Accounting II (5 units)
ACTG 1C Managerial Accounting (5 units)
ACTG 64A Computerized Accounting Practice Using QuickBooks (2 units)
ACTG 64B Computerized Accounting Practice Using Excel (2 units)
ACTG 65 Payroll & Business Tax Accounting (4 units)
ACTG 67 Tax Accounting (5 units)
BUSI 22 Principles of Business (4 units)
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics (5 units)
or ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics (5 units)
 
Support Courses: (10 units)
ACTG 51A Intermediate Accounting I (4 units)
ACTG 51B Intermediate Accounting II (4 units)
ACTG 51C Intermediate Accounting III (4 units)
ACTG 58 Auditing (5 units)
ACTG 60* Accounting for Small Business (5 units)
ACTG 66 Cost Accounting (5 units)
ACTG 68A Advanced Tax Accounting I (4 units)
ACTG 68B Advanced Tax Accounting II (4 units)
ACTG 68C Advanced Tax Accounting III (3 units)
ACTG 75 Accounting for Government & Not-for-Profit (5 units)
BUSI 18 Business Law I (5 units)
BUSI 19 Business Law II (4 units)
BUSI 91L Introduction to Business Information Processing (4 units)
or BUSI 11 Introduction to Information Systems (5 units)
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics (5 units) *
ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics (5 units) *

* May be taken only once for credit (either Core or Support)
Certificate of Achievement in Accounting - (37 Units)
The Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of the Core Courses. General education courses are not required.
Tax Accounting Career Certificate(23 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
ACTG 1B Financial Accounting II (5 units)
ACTG 64A Computerized Accounting Practice Using QuickBooks (2 units)
ACTG 67 Tax Accounting (5 units)
ACTG 68A Advanced Tax Accounting I (4 units)
ACTG 68B Advanced Tax Accounting II (4 units)
ACTG 68C Advanced Tax Accounting III (3 units)
Financial Accounting Career Certificate(22 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
ACTG 1A Financial Accounting I (5 units)
ACTG 1B Financial Accounting II (5 units)
ACTG 51A Intermediate Accounting I (4 units)
ACTG 51B Intermediate Accounting II (4 units)
ACTG 51C Intermediate Accounting III (4 units)
Enrolled Agent Preparation Certificate of Proficiency(16 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
ACTG 67 Tax Accounting (5 units)
ACTG 68A Advanced Tax Accounting I (4 units)
ACTG 68B Advanced Tax Accounting II (4 units)
ACTG 68C Advanced Tax Accounting III (3 units)
Tax Specialist Certificate of Proficiency(13 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
ACTG 65 Payroll & Business Tax Accounting (4 units)
ACTG 67 Tax Accounting (5 units)
ACTG 68A Advanced Tax Accounting I (4 units)
Bookkeeping Specialist Certificate of Proficiency(13 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
ACTG 60 Accounting for Small Business (5 units)
or ACTG 1A Financial Accounting I (5 units)
ACTG 64A Computerized Accounting Practice Using QuickBooks (2 units)
ACTG 64B Computerized Accounting Practice Using Excel (2 units)
ACTG 65 Payroll & Business Tax Accounting (4 units)
Payroll Preparation Certificate of Proficiency(9 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
ACTG 60 Accounting for Small Business (5 units)
or ACTG 1A Financial Accounting I (5 units)
ACTG 65 Payroll & Business Tax Accounting (4 units)

Academic Year: 2012-2013

Current status: Approved
Last update: 2012-05-04 16:39:16

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