2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Professional Services - Accounting, Associate of Applied Science

Degree:

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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, usually under the direction of an outside CPA.

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

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.

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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 the company’s financial records (usually under the direction of an outside CPA).

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 program, successful graduates will be able to:

  • Confirm personal testimony in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Collaborate with others using interpersonal skills in an honest, ethical, and Christ- like manner.
  • Communicate effectively using written and verbal presentation principles.
  • Construct new knowledge using technology and information resource tools.
  • Comprehend and think critically to solve problems.
  • Cultivate a strong, professional work ethic and lifelong learning opportunities.
  • Analyze, interpret, and record business economic transactions in the accounting records of a business enterprise.
  • Conduct computerized accounting for a small business as the sole in-house accountant.
  • Perform entry level accounting procedures in any size business enterprise.
  • Create, analyze and explain the results of operations as reflected in the financial statements of the business enterprise.
  • Perform basic accounting functions appropriate for the various legal forms of business.
  • Assist management in preparing and understanding financial ratio analysis, budgets, revenue and cost projections, capital asset management and investment evaluations.
  • Articulate career preparation confidently using resumes, e-portfolios, written communications and interviews.

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.

Religion Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits

REL Two cornerstone religion courses (4 credit hours)

Course NumberTitleCredits
REL 200The Eternal Family

2 credits

REL 225Foundations of the Restoration

2 credits

REL 250Jesus Christ & Everlast Gospel

2 credits

REL 275Teach & Doct of Book of Mormon

2 credits

REL Two additional religion courses (4 credit hours)

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:8

College-wide Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

ENG 101Intro. to College Writing

3 credits

ENG 220Professional Bus Comm

3 credits

FIN 101Personal Finance

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Program Core Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 101Financial Accounting I

3 credits

ACC 102Financial Accounting II

3 credits

ACC 106Excel for Accounting

1 credits

ACC 107Database Management I

1 credits

ACC 110Accounting in Quickbooks

3 credits

ACC 201Intermediate Accounting I

3 credits

ACC 202Intermediate Accounting II

3 credits

ACC 210Advanced QuickBooks

3 credits

ACC 212Managerial Accounting

3 credits

ACC 215QuickBooks Cert. Test Prep

1 credits

ACC 223Introduction to Tax Entities

2 credits

BUS 101Survey of Business

3 credits

BUS 160Leadership for Life

3 credits

BUS 221Business Law & Ethics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:35

Electives

Students may take any class to fulfill the elective requirements. However, it is recommended that students take the following: MAT 252 and/or BUS 201.

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 61

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

BUS 101Survey of Business

3 credits

ENG 101Intro. to College Writing

3 credits

FIN 101Personal Finance

3 credits

ACC 106Excel for Accounting

1 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 102Financial Accounting II

3 credits

ACC 110Accounting in Quickbooks

3 credits

ACC 107Database Management I

1 credits

COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

ACC 212Managerial Accounting

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 160Leadership for Life

3 credits

ACC 201Intermediate Accounting I

3 credits

ACC 202Intermediate Accounting II

3 credits

ACC 223Introduction to Tax Entities

2 credits

Elective ELECTIVE

3 credits

Religion Religion Course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 210Advanced QuickBooks

3 credits

ACC 215QuickBooks Cert. Test Prep

1 credits

ENG 220Professional Bus Comm

3 credits

BUS 221Business Law & Ethics

3 credits

Elective ELECTIVE

3 credits

Religion Religion Course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Graduation Requirements

  1. Minimum of 61 total semester credit hours as outlined
  2. Grade of C or higher in all ACC core courses
  3. Cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher
  4. Complete 2 cornerstone courses, plus 4 additional credits of religion