2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Professional Services - Accounting, Certificate

Overview

The Accounting Certificate qualifies students to fill entry-level positions in the accounting field. The combination of accounting, computer, and workplace skills provides a basis for growth. This certificate gives students business experience in the accounting field while they continue their education. Students will gain an understanding of

  • Basic financial transactions.
  • QuickBooks.
  • Journal entries, financial statements, and subsidiary ledgers.
  • Reconciliations and receivables.
  • Chart of accounts.
  • Automated general ledger.

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

With this certificate, students are qualified to perform entry-level accounting duties required to maintain a computer-based accounting system. The composite of accounting, computer, and workplace skills provides a base adaptable to most office settings. This practical approach is viewed favorably by prospective employers.

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 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

REL Two cornerstone religion courses

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

Total Credit Hours:4

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 110Accounting in Quickbooks

3 credits

ACC 212Managerial Accounting

3 credits

BUS 101Survey of Business

3 credits

BUS 221Business Law & Ethics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Total Credit Hours: 34

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

COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

ENG 101Intro. to College Writing

3 credits

FIN 101Personal Finance

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 102Financial Accounting II

3 credits

ACC 110Accounting in Quickbooks

3 credits

ACC 212Managerial Accounting

3 credits

BUS 221Business Law & Ethics

3 credits

ENG 220Professional Bus Comm

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Graduation Requirements

  1. Minimum of 34 total semester credit hours as outlined
  2. Grade of C or higher in all core courses
  3. Cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher
  4. 2 cornerstone religion courses

Accounting Certificate Gainful Employment information.