The Accounting Systems Certificate prepares students to pursue entry-level employment in the field of accounting. Credits earned through the certificate program maybe applied toward the A.S. in Accounting as well. A majority of the certificate program requirements may be taken online.
Upon graduating from this program, students will be able to analyze and record accounting transactions that result in accurately prepared financial statements. In addition, quantitative analysis of accounting data will be used to operate an accounting information system.
Contact: Leah A. Russell, 413-552-2312, firstname.lastname@example.org
This course is the first half of the college composition sequence and focuses on expository writing, critical thinking, and research, with emphases on the following: critical reading and interpretation of nonfiction texts; engaging with and analyzing texts; using summary, paraphrase, and quotation; finding, evaluating and documenting sources; and writing with purpose. Students will produce approximately 3000 words of formal written work, including a documented research paper of at least 1250 words. 4 class hours Prerequisite: Appropriate scores on English placement tests or C- or better in ENG 095 or C- or better in ENG 097 and ENG 098, or C- or better in ENG 096 or ENG 099.
Introduces financial accounting with emphasis on the collection, classification, summarization, and reporting of financial information about a specific business.The use of journals, ledgers, working papers, and financial statements is illustrated. Prerequisite: Eligibility for MTH 085.
The development of accounting principles with application to partnerships, corporations, and manufacturing businesses. The use of accounting as a basis for managerial decisions is emphasized. Prerequisite: ACC 111.
Designed to give students with an accounting background a familiarity with accounting spreadsheet applications. System design theory and accounting theory will be integrated to convert a manual accounting system to a computerized system through use of spreadsheet software. Prerequisites: ACC 111 Pre or co-requisite: BUS 215
A focus on organizing, interpreting, assessing and communication mathematical data for quantitative decision making in the business environment. The problem solving, reasoning, and communication requirements in this course will help students make better decisions associated with common business functions such as: payroll and taxes; accounting; banking; both electronic and store-front retailing; insurance, and finance. The course will stress critical and logical thinking skills, number sense and estimation, evaluating and producing statistical information, basic financial decision making, some fundamentals of probability, and an overview of the important social implications underlying any numerical data. Prerequisite: BUS 115 or BUS 215 or CSI 111 and eligibility for MTH 095
This course will cover all aspects of spreadsheets using an integrated software package which combines a large, advanced electronic worksheet with state-of-the-art graphics and database management capacity, beginning with building a basic worksheet and progressing through the major commands and advanced features of the software package. Keyboarding skills preferred, but not required.
Emphasizes the fundamental principles of oral and written communication within an organizational setting. Techniques for writing various types of communication are studied, including the writing of news releases, policies, procedures, and performance appraisals, includes instruction in oral communication and the use of presentation software. Grammar, syntax, style, economy of expression, organization of thought, and clarity are stressed. Prerequisite: ENG 101
Accounting Systems Elective: Select from any ACC course, BUS 101, BUS 115, CSI 111, LAW 211, MGT 230, MGT 231, MGT 235
Depending on the course selection 80% of this program can be completed online.