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.

Freshman year

Fall

ACNT 1303Introduction to Accounting I

3

POFT 1301Business English

3

COSC 1301Introduction to Computing

3

BUSI 1301Business Principles

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Spring

ACNT 1304Introduction to Accounting II

3

ACNT 1311Introduction to Computerized Accounting

3

ACNT 1329Payroll & Business Tax Account

3

POFT 2312Business Correspondence & Communications

3

Total Credit Hours:12

ACNT 1304, ACNT 1311, 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

OR

ACNT 1368Practicum-Accounting/Technology/Tech

3

ACNT 2332Accounting Information Systems

3

Total Credit Hours:15

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

ACNT 1368, ACNT 2302: Accounting Department Chair approval required.

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 Accounting Department Chair 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.