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.

Core Coursework
RubricCourseworkHours
ACNT 1002Accounting I30
ACNT 1041Accounting II30
ACNT 1010Quickbooks48
ACNT 1015Payroll Accounting24
 Total Prerequisite Coursework132

More Information
Please contact Heather:
972-238-6918 or
email HLozano@dcccd.edu

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 owners 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.

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