The Certificate of Achievement in Financial Accounting is designed for students to achieve the coursework necessary to provide a strong foundation in accounting. The certificate provides skills necessary for a number of career opportunities including bookkeeper, tax preparer, general ledger accountant, junior accountant, and senior accountant. All courses in this certificate meet the 150 semester hour education requirement for licensure in the state of California.
On average, 1,000 students have taken Financial Accounting I in the past two years, with Financial Accounting II and Managerial Accounting averaging around 550 and 475 students, respectively. Tax Accounting averages around 250 students a year and QuickBooks and Excel average 289 and 349 respectively.
|Course #||Course Title||Annual Sections (Y1, 19/20)||Annual Enrollment (Y1, 19/20)||Annual Sections (Y2, 19/20)||AnnualEnrollment (Y2, 19/20)|
|ACTG 1A||Financial Accounting I||29||1108||28||921|
|ACTG 1B||Financial Accounting II||16||613||15||567|
|ACTG 1C||Managerial Accounting||13||521||10||441|
|ACTG 64A||Computerized Accounting Practice Using QuickBooks||8||314||8||263|
|ACTG 64B||Computerized Accounting Practice Using Excel||8||356||8||341|
|ACTG 67||Tax Accounting||7||270||8||234|
Accounting programs prepare students for work as accountants, examining and preparing financial records for private industry, government agencies, individuals, and non-profit entities. General accountants use computers to record transactions, such as receivables, payables, payroll, and property into a general ledger. Corporate accountants set up and design accounting systems and procedures, risk management programs, and analyze and evaluate financial records for businesses. Their duties include ensuring legal compliance, interpreting financial information, and preparing reports for business executives and government regulatory agencies. Advancement includes opportunities as senior accountant, controller, treasurer, and chief financial officer. Certified Public Accountants and Certified Management Accountants are those who have attained professional certification by the state.
The academic goal of the Certificate of Achievement in Financial Accounting is to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions. The vocational goal is to prepare students to become marketable in the field of accounting.
Program Learning Outcomes:
· Students will be able to explain accounting terminology, concepts, principles, and frameworks as they apply to financial, managerial and tax accounting
· Students will be able to perform accounting-related calculations and demonstrate the ability to use methods and/or procedures to solve accounting problems using industry acknowledged tools and resources such as QuickBooks and Excel
Year 1, Fall = 10 units
Year 1, Winter = 9 units
Year 1, Spring = 9 units
TOTAL UNITS: 28 units
Students will take a total of 6 courses for this certificate
(Y1 or S1)
|ACTG 1A||Financial Accounting I||5||Y1Fall|
|ACTG 1B or ACTG 1BH||Financial Accounting II or Financial Accounting IIBH||5||Y1Winter|
|ACTG 1C or ACTG1CH||Managerial Accounting or Managerial Accounting Honors||5||Y1Winter|
|ACTG64B||Computerized Accounting using Excel||4||Y1 Spring|
|ACTG 67||Tax Accounting||5||Y1 Fall|