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Computerized Accounting Systems

This program is designed to provide students with basic accounting skills and knowledge necessary to obtain entry-level accounting and other accounting support positions in small and medium-sized businesses, which use computerized accounting systems. It will prepare students for advancement opportunities in the field of accounting.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan for the 2020-2021 catalog year represents one possible pathway through the program. Each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements; please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Additional course descriptions may be found in the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format).
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
Select one: ACCT 101 / ACCT 101H M4.0
ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting (4.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or appropriate placement; ACCT 100;
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the theory, principles, and practice of accounting and financial reporting for corporations. Topics include analysis and recording of financial transactions; preparation, analysis, and interpretation of financial statements; and accounting for assets, liabilities, and equities. Computer applications are integrated into the homework. This course is required for all accounting and business administration majors.

ACCT 101H - Financial Accounting Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or betterAdvisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or appropriate placement; ACCT 100
Transfers to:UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the theory, principles, and practice of accounting and financial reporting for corporations. Topics include analysis and recording of financial transactions; preparation, analysis, and interpretation of financial statements; and accounting for assets, liabilities, and equities. Computer applications are integrated into the homework. This course is required for all accounting and business administration majors. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program. .

Select one: MGMT 108 / MGMT 208 / ENGL 101 M3.0†
MGMT 108 - Business Writing (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

The course covers the principles of effective writing in business. Extensive experience is provided using the different forms of business writing-memorandums, letters, reports, and resumes. Cultural differences and their impact on communicating in business will be studied. This course is designed for students pursuing careers in business.

MGMT 208 - Business Communications (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Transfers to: CSU

This course covers the principles of effective writing in business. The course provides extensive experience using the different forms of business writing: memorandums, letters, reports, and resumes. Cultural differences and their impact on communicating in business are studied. This course satisfies the business communications component for the Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer degree.

ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the general education requirement for Written Communication.

ACCT 106 - Computerized AccountingM3.0
ACCT 106 - Computerized Accounting (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement; ACCT 100(Formerly ACCT 090); ACCT 101
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed to provide students with a sound basic knowledge of how computerized integrated accounting systems function. Students will be processing accounting data using receivables, payables, inventory, payroll and project modules. This course is designed for accounting majors, those interested in starting a small business, and those interested in pursuing entry-level positions in the field of accounting.

Total Semester Units:10.0† 
2nd Semester
ACCT 103 - Payroll AccountingM3.0
ACCT 103 - Payroll Accounting (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; ACCT 090 or 101
Transfers to: CSU

This course combines basic accounting skills with specialized training in payroll accounting to prepare students for entry-level positions within the payroll segment of accounting. This course is designed for accounting majors and those interested in pursuing an entry-level position within the payroll segment of accounting. This course is a comprehensive overview of federal and state payroll laws and their effect on payroll records and required government reports.

CIT 117 - Microsoft ExcelM3.0
CIT 117 - Microsoft Excel (3.0 units)

Advisory: CIT 101; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:CSU

This is a comprehensive spreadsheet application course which will provide instruction in the use of the latest version of spreadsheet software for business applications. Students will learn to create and format a workbook, work with formulas and functions, create charts, tables and PivotTables. Students will also learn advanced functions, and develop Excel applications. This course is intended for students desiring to complete the requirements for the Computer Information Technology/Office Technologies Degree or Certificate of Achievement, or professionals wanting comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft® Excel®.

Total Semester Units:6.0 
Total Units for Computerized Accounting Systems COA program 16.0† 
Notes:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course

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Program Learning Outcomes

1

Students will gain competencies that will lead to success working as an accounting clerk utilizing computerized accounting systems.


2

Students will utilize a sequence of courses with industry- advised curriculum input that will lead to improvement of entry level skills and abilities of future employees.


3

Students will identify career ladder opportunities in the accounting industry.


4

Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to utilize different functions of the accounting software package by generating accounting reports and interpreting the resulting information.


5

Students will record and analyze accounts receivable, accounts payable, invoicing, payroll, inventory, and project costing transactions using QuickBooks software.


6

Students will complete the accounting cycle using the QuickBooks software.


7

Students will prepare GAAP - required financial statements.


8

Students will demonstrate an understanding of financial analysis using reports generated from the accounting software.


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