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2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Accounting
Degree Plan: Accounting Assistant Certificate


(Level 1 Certificate)

Offered on all campuses

(Block Scheduling available on Mountain View Campus)

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

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

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting * # 3
ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting * 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Elective1 Mathematics Elective 3
Elective2 General Elective 3
Elective2 General Elective 3
Semester Total 18
Semester 2
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting * 3
ACNT 1313 Computerized Accounting Applications * 3
Elective3 Speech Elective 3
Elective4 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Semester Total 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 of Applied Science Degree in Accounting. Upon completion of these courses, apply for your certificate and continue your education toward the Associate of Applied Science 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 1 and ACNT 1304 Introduction to Accounting 1 are recommended prior to enrollment in ACCT 2301 for a student with no accounting bacground.

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

General Elective2 - must select any three (3) hours of elective college credit courses.

Speech Elective3 - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
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.