Business Administration-Accounting

Accounting is an essential component of every institution and business organization. Basic accounting skills provided by the one-year certificate or the two-year degree will prove to be valuable in managing financial resources, policies and decisions.
Accounting Clerk (CP)
This program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as an accounting system operator, an accounting clerk, or a bookkeeper. The student learns bookkeeping skills in both the manual and computerized environments.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
BTEC 087
APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH
3 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING * (3 credits required)
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 190
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING * (3 credits required)
1-3 cr.
BTEC 135
10-KEY CALCULATOR
1 cr.
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
BTEC 170
EXCEL FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
BUS 028
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 029
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 036
ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
or MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
BUS 130
COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING
3 cr.
BUS 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 46-50
* Register for BTEC 100.

To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Perform all steps of the accounting cycle using both general and specialized journals: record, post, adjust, close, and prepare financial statements for service and merchandising businesses.
  • Prepare payroll register.
  • Analyze and present financial statements.
  • Prepare cash flow statements.
  • Manually and using a calculator, perform basic computations to approach practical business problems using appropriate mathematical techniques.
  • Use the latest accounting software to perform the steps of the accounting cycle.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Accounting (AAS)
The completion of this two-year program prepares the graduate for entry-level employment in private or public accounting. In addition, this degree provides a solid foundation for the student who is interested in completing a four-year degree in accounting.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
BUS 203
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
3 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
ECON&201
MICRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
ACCT&201
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I
5 cr.
ACCT&202
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II
5 cr.
ACCT&203
PRIN OF ACCOUNTING III
5 cr.
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 190
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
BTEC 135
10-KEY CALCULATOR
1 cr.
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
BTEC 170
EXCEL FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
or MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
BUS 130
COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING
3 cr.
BUS& 201
BUSINESS LAW
5 cr.
ECON&202
MACRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Additional Major Area Electives
Select sufficient credits from the following areas to reach the degree total of 90 credits:
  • Business Administration (BUS)

  • Economics (ECON)

  • Supervisory Management (MGMT)

  • Microcomputer Applications (BTEC - 6 credit maximum)
Total Required Credits: 90
* Register for BTEC 100.

Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Accurately prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements for service and merchandising businesses.
  • Accurately prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements using computerized systems for service and merchandising businesses.
  • Accurately analyze financial data and information to make business decisions.
  • Provide accounting data and information for all types and sizes of businesses, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations.
  • Accurately create and maintain payroll records required under federal and state laws.
  • Communicate effectively using verbal, non-verbal and written language with clarity, coherence and purpose.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.