The Accounting option’s primary focus is to prepare students as paraprofessionals who have a wide array of skills and knowledge in pursuing a business career. The integration of accounting and tax software provides real world application in the areas of payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory, federal taxation, spreadsheets, and databases.
All accounting majors will have the opportunity to take the National ACAT exam for accreditation in accounting through the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation. The capstone review course will prepare students for this exam. Students will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with students from the other business options in a simulated office environment to include the "Virtual Office" and incorporated internship program.
Upon successful completion of the Accounting option, the graduate is expected to:
- Be a lifelong learner who stays current in his/her field so as to perform accounting functions according to the Financial Accounting Standards Board and other governing agencies.
- Be a conscientious professional who practices within the legal and ethical parameters of accounting.
- Be an effective communicator who is able to listen and respond appropriately while respecting the differences within and between groups in the community.
- Be a paraprofessional accountant who will have a broad array of skills and knowledge to use effectively in the 21st century.
- Achieve the nationally recognized credential of Accredited Business Accountant by passing the ACAT exam.
Criteria For Graduation
Students must complete 69 credits in the Business Administration - Accounting option and achieve a minimum grade of "C" in designated common and program core courses (*). Students must attain a final GPA of 2.0 or higher.
Account Clerk Accounts Payable Clerk
Accounts Receivable Clerk Credit Manager
Jr. Accountant Payroll Clerk