2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Accounting

Degree

Certificate (Federal aid eligible if certificate is combined with Associate of Science degree. Not eligible for federal aid as a stand-alone certificate.)

Overview

Business solutions, profitability enhancement, and information analysis are a few of the skills employers seek in today’s accounting field. In large companies, accounting graduates may be responsible for analyzing, classifying, and recording transactions. At smaller firms, accountants may be responsible for maintaining part or all of the company’s financial records.

Accounting provides a universal base that allows students to speak the language of business. A functional understanding of QuickBooks gives students proficiency in the leading software of the profession. Other skills students will acquire in the training at LDS Business College include:

  • Critical thinking
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Anticipation of internal and external user's requirements
  • Cost assignment and responsibility accounting
  • Excel Specialist Certification
  • Quickbooks Certification

People who are detail-oriented and orderly enjoy accounting work. Good interpersonal communication skills and the ability to maintain confidences also lead to success in this profession.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are vast with an accounting degree. Every company keeps records of business financial activities. In large companies, accounting graduates can help with part of the accounting system. In smaller companies, graduates may be responsible for maintaining part or all of a company’s financial records.  Career goals for students with an accounting degree may eventually include every business discipline. Mastering the concepts and skills of accounting enhances effectiveness and value.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, successful graduates will be able to:

  • Prepare financial statements pursuant to GAAP using the Accounting Cycle.
  • Evaluate financial statements.
  • Conduct computerized accounting for a small business.
  • Perform reconciliations on General Ledger accounts.
  • Achieve industry certification beneficial to the Accounting profession.
  • Provide decision makers with relevant information using Managerial Accounting concepts.

Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Certificate Core Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 101Financial Accounting I

3 credits

ACC 102Financial Accounting II

3 credits

ACC 110Accounting in Quickbooks

2 credits

ACC 210Advanced Accounting Practicum

3 credits

ACC 212Managerial Accounting

3 credits

BAP 115Excel and Intro. to Technology

1 credits

Total Credit Hours: 15

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Depending upon the number of preparatory courses a student must take, an additional semester may be required to complete the program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 101Financial Accounting I

3 credits

BAP 115Excel and Intro. to Technology

1 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 102Financial Accounting II

3 credits

ACC 110Accounting in Quickbooks

2 credits

ACC 212Managerial Accounting

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 210Advanced Accounting Practicum

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 15

Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum of 15 total semester credit hours as outlined
  • Grade of C or higher in all core courses
  • Cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher