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Degree Plans - Accounting - Accounting Assistant Certificate (Archived)

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ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT

(Level I Certificate)

Offered by all DCCCD colleges

EFC-New September 1, 2010.

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.ACCT.ASST.9/10

The program is designed to provide the student with an expanded knowledge of basic accounting and business principles while emphasizing the development of communication and human relations skills necessary for advancement in accounting or other business-related careers. The courses required for this certificate are applicable to the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Accounting.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

+ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I OR 3
+ACCT 2401 Principles of Accounting I (4)
ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting 3
++POFT 1325 Business Math and Machine Applications 3
++POFI 2301 Word Processing OR 3
++POFI 1341 Computer Applications II (3)
Elective1 Business/Technical 3-4
15-17

SEMESTER II

ACCT 2302 Principles of Accounting II OR 3
ACCT 2402 Principles of Accounting II (4)
ACNT 1313 Computerized Accounting Applications 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
Elective1 Business/Technical 3-4
15-17
Minimum Hours Required 30-34

+ACNT 1303 is recommended prior to ACCT 2301 or ACCT 2401 for a student with no accounting background. ACNT 1303 and ACNT 1304 are included in the Elective1 (Business/Technical) list in this program.

++Any student demonstrating proficiency by previous training, experience, or placement tests may substitute a course from the Elective1 (Business/Technical) list.

Elective1 -- The Business/Technical elective must be selected from the following fields/courses:

Accounting (ACNT, ACCT), Business (BUSG, BUSI), any computer course (BCIS, ITCC, ITMC, ITSC, ITSE, ITNW, ITSW, INEW, COSC), ECON 1303, ENGL 2311, Management (HRPO, BMGT), Marketing (MRKG), Mathematics (MATH), Business Office Systems and Support (POFI, POFT). The cooperative education courses (ACNT 1380 and ACNT 2380) are recommended for students employed in a general business or accounting area.

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