Continuing Education

General Accounting Certificate

Program Overview

The general accounting program is designed to give students a broad but intensive overview of the accounting principles and theories needed in today’s workforce. Students will receive the necessary skills to analyze and communicate financial data for corporate and or individual clients.

Length of Training

Dependent on course offerings students may complete the entire program in approximately one to two semesters. Specialized accounting courses may vary by semester.

Pre-requisite Coursework (may be waived by coordinator if student has sufficient experience)

Rubric Coursework Hours
ACNT 1091 Accounting / Bookkeeping Fundamentals 12
  Total Prerequisite Coursework 12

Core Coursework

Rubric Coursework Hours
ACNT 1002 Accounting I 30
ACNT 1041 Accounting II 30
ACNT 1010 Quickbooks 48
Total Prerequisite Coursework 108

Specialized Accounting Courses (Select One)

Rubric Coursework Hours
ACNT 1015 Payroll Accounting 24
ACNT 1007 Introduction to Forensic Accounting 32
ACNT 1005 Forensic Accounting 32
ACNT 2030 Governmental & Non-Profit Accounting 48
Total with Specialized Accounting Course 132-172

More Information:

Please call Candy at 972-238-6008.

Accounting / Bookkeeping Fundamentals: ACNT 1091

This course clarifies the accounting process for non-accountants. You will learn to read and interpret a company's balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement; develop a budget and understand its relationship to financial reports. Ideal for project managers, small business owneers and new managers.

Accounting I: ACNT 1002

This course focuses on fundamental accounting concepts and their applications in transaction analysis and financial statement preparation, including analysis of financial statements for proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Text required.

Accounting II: ACNT 1041

This course will introduce students to cost behavior, budgeting, responsibility accounting, cost control, product costing, break even analysis, incremental analysis, and decision-making and planning. Upon completion the student will be able to summarize basic cost accounting practices and use cost information to support operating decisions and process improvements.

Quickbooks: ACNT 1011

Prerequisites: Working knowledge in Accounting and/or Bookkeeping. Working knowledge of a Windows operating system. This course will teach the fundamentals of QuickBooks. Topics include: setting up a company; working with lists; general journals, invoicing for services, purchasing, payment processing, working with bank accounts, entering and paying bills, and online banking. Textbook and flash drive required.

Payroll Accounting: ACNT 1015

Focus on payroll and associated records. A complete payroll will be done including time and record keeping, actual payroll, and quarterly and annual reports. At the end of the course the student should be able to describe the payroll records that provide the information required under the laws affecting the operation of a payroll system; and prepare and verify a complete payroll with the required associated reports.

Intro. To Forensic Accounting: ACNT 1007

An examination of accounting fraud. Provides exposure to forensic techniques used in accounting. At the end of this course the student should be able to describe how fraud is committed; and explore new technology used to identify fraudulent activities.

Forensic Accounting: ACNT 1005

An examination of accounting fraud designed to provide a basic understanding of the impact that fraud has on an organization. At the end of this course the student should be able to describe how fraud is committed; explain how internal control systems can deter fraudulent acts; identify signs of occupational fraud; and explain anti-fraud prevention methods.

Governmental & Non-Profit Accounting: ACNT 2030

A study of basic fund accounting and financial reporting concepts for governmental and not-for-profit entities. At the end of this course the student should explain the difference between not-for-profit and for-profit entity accounting; and apply accounting financial reporting principles as they relate to governmental and not-for-profit entities.

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