Accounting

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Accounting program is designed for students seeking to gain skills and knowledge in the field of accounting. Possible entry-level positions for this program include accounting clerk, accounts payable/receivable clerk, claims clerk, credit clerk, full-charge bookkeeper, accounting intern, or comparable positions. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is also available.

Details

Major Code: 
5665
Award: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
23-26
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program.
Consultation with an Academic Advisor is recommended for course selection.

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
None
Admission criteria

None

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:23-26
ACC111Accounting Principles I (3) AND
ACC230Uses of Accounting Information I (3) AND
ACC240Uses of Accounting Information II (3)
OR
ACC111Accounting Principles I (3) AND
ACC112Accounting Principles II (3) AND
ACC212Managerial Accounting (3)
OR
ACC211Financial Accounting (3) AND
ACC212Managerial Accounting (3)6-9
 
ACC105Payroll, Sales and Property Taxes3
ACC115Computerized Accounting2
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
GBS151Introduction to Business3
GBS205Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Business3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
None
Free Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
None
Competencies
  • Identify and describe tax reporting for payroll, sales, and personal property. (ACC105, ACC115)
  • Demonstrate the use of a microcomputer accounting system, including the general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll. (ACC105, ACC115)
  • Identify, describe, and use the fundamental principles and practices of accounting including interpretation of general purpose financial statements. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC230)
  • Define the basic rules of financial accounting and apply them to business problems. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC230)
  • Identify and describe procedural details for the accumulation of information and generation of reports for internal and external users. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC230)
  • Identify and describe the uses of accounting information for internal and external purposes with emphasis on analysis for use by management. (ACC212, ACC240)
  • Investigate, analyze, and design computer spreadsheets for solving business problems using Microsoft Excel. (BPC/CIS114DE)
  • Demonstrate the use of computer information systems, computer concepts, microcomputer applications, and programming techniques. (CIS105)
  • Identify the fundamental characteristics and functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing, labor relations, and business risk. (GBS151)
  • Identify and define legal theories, ethical issues, and the regulatory climate affecting business policies and decisions. (GBS205)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.