Degree Plans - Accounting - Accounting Assistant Certificate

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(Level I Certificate)

Offered at all colleges

  • 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

This certificate is designed to provide the student with an expanded knowledge of accounting and technology skills. Emphasis is also placed on communication and human relations skills necessary for advancement in accounting or other business-related careers. All courses apply toward the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Accounting. Students enrolling in the courses in this certificate are TSI waived if they select the Accounting Assistant Level I Certificate as their program of study and complete and submit the Program of Study form to the Admissions Office prior to enrolling.

The Accounting Assistant Certificate is the second semester of the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Accounting. Upon completion of these courses, apply for your Accounting Assistant Certificate and continue your education toward the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Accounting which includes only 10 additional courses (30 credit hours).

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting * # 3
ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting * 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Elective1 Mathematics Elective 3
Elective2 General Elective 3
Elective2 General Elective 3
18

SEMESTER II

ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting * 3
ACNT 1313 Computerized Accounting Applications * 3
Elective3 Speech Elective 3
Elective4 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
12
Minimum Hours Required 30

Students enrolling in the courses in this certificate are TSI waived if they select the Accounting Assistant Level 1 Certificate as their program of study and complete and submit the Program of Study form to the Admissions Office prior to enrolling.

The Accounting Assistant Certificate is the second semester of the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Accounting. Upon completion of these courses, apply for your certificate and continue your education toward the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Accounting, which includes only 10 additional courses (30 credit hours).

* Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all ACCT and ACNT courses.

# ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I and ACNT 1304 Introduction to Accounting II are recommended prior to enrollment in ACCT 2301 for a student with no accounting background. ACNT 1303 and ACNT 1304 are included under General Elective2. If ACNT 1303 and/or ACNT 1304 are selected for the General Elective2, they must be completed prior to taking ACCT 2301.

Mathematics Elective1 - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

General Elective2 - may select any 3 hours of elective college credit courses including ACNT 1303, ACNT 1304, or ACNT 1305. If ACNT 1303 and ACNT 1304 are selected for the General Elective2, they must be completed prior to taking ACCT 2301.

Speech Elective3 - must be selected from the following:

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective4 - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four year institution of their choice.

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