2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Accounting, AAS - CIP Code: 52.0301
A 25 10 0
Contact: (336) 334-4822, ext. 50361
The Accounting curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the “language of business,” accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.
In addition to course work in accounting principles, theories, and practice, students will study business law, finance, management, and economics. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics.
Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies. With work experience and additional education, an individual may advance in the accounting profession.
Upon successful completion of the Accounting Program, the graduate should be able to:
- Record financial transactions of a company properly.
- Prepare financial statements that fairly present the financial position of a company
- Prepare supporting schedule to those financial statements accurately
- Prepare basic and small business tax returns calculations accurately
- Apply time value of money concepts to financial transactions accurately
- Use electronic spreadsheets effectively as it applies to the business environment
- Use accounting software effectively for practical applications in a business environment
- Analyze financial information of a company to make business decisions