2014 - 2015 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Accounting
Degree Plan: Accounting Clerk Certificate



Gainful Employment Information

(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 program 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, spreadsheet, word processing, and ten-key skills. The courses required for the certificate are applicable to the Accounting Assistant Certificate and 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 1127 Introduction to Keyboarding 1
++POFT 1325 Business Math Using Technology 3
++POFI 2301 Word Processing OR 3
++POFI 1341 Computer Applications II (3)
Elective1 Business/Technical 3-4
16-18
Minimum Hours Required 16-18

+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 must substitute a course from the Elective1 (Business/Technical) list.

Elective1 - The Business/Technical elective may 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), 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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