Accounting Assistant/Paraprofessional Certificate

PROGRAM INFORMATION: The Accounting Assistant/Paraprofessional Certificate is designed to help prepare individuals who want more advanced accounting skills. Students who pursue this certificate do not require remediation. All course may be applied to the A.A.S in Accounting degree.

Articulated credit may be available for some courses students completed while in high school.

Freshman year

Fall

ACNT 1303Introduction to Accounting I

3

COSC 1401Introduction - Computing

4

POFT 1301Business English

3

Total Credit Hours:10

Spring

ACNT 1304Introduction to Accounting II

3

ACNT 1411Introduction to Computerized Accounting

4

ACNT 1329Payroll & Business Tax Account

3

POFT 2312Business Correspondence & Communications

3

Total Credit Hours:13

ACNT 1304, ACNT 1411, ACNT 1329, POFT 2312: Prerequisite Required – see course catalog inventory for more information

Sophomore year

Fall

ACNT 1305Forensic Accounting

3

ACNT 1331Federal Income Tax: Individual

3

ACNT 2302Accounting Capstone

3

ACNT 1368Practicum-Accounting/Technology/Tech

3

OR

BUSI 1301Business Principles

3

Total Credit Hours:12

ACNT 1305: Prerequisite Required – see course catalog inventory for more information

ACNT 1368, ACNT 2302: Practicum or Accounting Capstone must be taken in the sequence provided in the degree plan and requires 336 hrs (Approximately 21 hrs/wk during a 16 week semester) of workplace training. The practicum may or may not be paid and the student is responsible for locating their own internship under the guidance of the program coordinator before the semester begins. The accounting capstone may be taken in place of the practicum. Contact the program coordinator the semester prior to course registration.