2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Accounting
Degree Plan: Accounting Clerk 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.CLRK.12

This certificate is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to obtain entry-level employment in accounting. Emphasis is on the development of basic accounting and technology skills and the reinforcement of communication and computational skills. Students enrolling in the courses in this certificate are TSI waived if they select the Accounting Clerk 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 Clerk Certificate is the first semester of both the Accounting Assistant Certificate and the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Accounting. Upon completion of these courses, apply for your Accounting Clerk Certificate and continue your education with the Accounting Assistant Certificate which is the second semester of the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Accounting.

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
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Students enrolling in the courses in this certificate are TSI waived if they select the Accounting Clerk 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 Clerk Certificate is the first semester of the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Accounting. Upon completion of these courses, apply for your certificate and continue your education with the Accounting Assistant Certificate, which is the second semester of the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Accounting.

* 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.

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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