ACADEMICS

Accounting (ACC)

Description

The Accounting degree program provides students with an understanding of accounting skills and knowledge of business fundamentals. Students enhance their skills through cooperative education. Students are exposed to all facets of the accounting profession, including intermediate accounting, tax accounting, cost accounting, computerized accounting, and auditing. Upon graduation, students will have a variety of employment opportunities in the accounting field. For further advancement, many students elect to continue their education at an area college or university.

The Accounting program offers three certificates: Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Tax Practitioner.

Program Code

ACC.AAB

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Analyze financial data from an annual report.
  • Assist in management decisions regarding cost-volume-profit analysis, cash flows, etc.
  • Prepare income tax returns for individuals, corporations, and partnerships.
  • Perform accounting duties related to the preparation of financial statements, both manual and computerized.

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounts Receivable Specialist
  • Accounts Payable Specialist
  • Billing Specialist
  • Bookkeeper
  • Credit/Collections Specialist
  • Payroll Assistant
  • Staff Accountant

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$14.81-18.85/hr

Employment Outlook

Very good. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks to grow by 14% through 2020. As the number of organizations increases and financial regulations become stricter, the demand will grow for workers to maintain financial records and provide accounting services.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • College of Mount St. Joseph
  • Franklin University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Thomas More College
  • Union Institute and University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Wilmington College
  • Xavier University

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Local CPA firms
  • Local small businesses
  • Local nonprofit organizations
  • On-campus opportunities

Co-op Salary Projections

$8.50-$12.50/hour

Curriculum

Accounting (ACC)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
ACC 101 Financial Accounting ( T) 2 2 3
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
LAW 101 Business Law ( B) 3 0 3
MGT 101 Principles of Management ( B) 3 0 3
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
Semester 2      
ACC 102 Managerial Accounting ( T) 2 2 3
ACC 1XX Accounting Software Elective (T)   1 2 2
BUS 190 Professional Practices ( B) 1 0 1
IM 120 Electronic Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel ( B) 2 3 3
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 3      
ACC 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Accounting ( T) 1 40 2
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 4      
ACC 135 Financial Statement Analysis ( T) 2 0 2
ACC 175 Federal Taxation: Individuals ( T) 3 0 3
ACC 201 Intermediate Accounting 1 ( T) 4 0 4
ECO 105 Principles of Microeconomics ( G) 3 0 3
MKT 101 Principles of Marketing ( B) 3 0 3
Semester 5      
ACC 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Accounting ( T) 1 40 2
ACC 210 Cost Accounting ( T) 3 0 3
Semester 6      
ACC 202 Intermediate Accounting 2 ( T) 3 0 3
ACC 270 Auditing ( T) 4 0 4
ACC XXX Accounting Elective (T)   3 0 3
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities or Natural/Physical Science Elective (G)   3 0 3
Total Credits:   57 89 63

Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
Mathematics Elective  
MAT 111 Business Mathematics 3
MAT 115 Pre-Statistics 3
MAT 131 Statistics 1 3
MAT 151 College Algebra 4
MAT 215 Business Calculus 6
MAT 251 Calculus 1 5
MAT 252 Calculus 2 5
Accounting Software Elective (two credit hours required)  
ACC 115 Accounting Software Applications: Sage (Peachtree) 2
or take the following sequence:
 
ACC 121
& ACC 122
Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 1
and Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 2 *
2
Accounting Elective  
ACC 130 Payroll Procedures 3
ACC 140 Fund Accounting for Non-profit Organizations 3
ACC 180 Federal Taxation: Business 3
ACC 185 State and Local Taxation 3
ACC 221 Volunteer Income Tax Assistant 1 3
ACC 222 Volunteer Income Tax Assistant 2 3
ACC 230 Professional Ethics for Accountants 3
ACC 240 Bookkeeping Certification Review 4
ACC 250 Advanced Taxation 3
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Arts/Humanities or Natural/Physical Science Elective (select one course)  
Any Transfer Module course from ART, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE, or COMM 130  
or any Transfer Module Course from BIO, CHE, EVS, PSC, PHY  
*

These 7-week courses are offered consecutively during the same semester.

Contacts

Program Chair
Michele Geers
513.569.1435

Division Office

Business Technologies Division
Clifton Campus, Main Building, Room 330
Phone: 513.569.1620