Welcome to Accounting Education
Accounting courses provide the essential foundation needed to succeed in these career areas:
- Management: general management, financial management, budget management, assets management, controller, treasurer
- Private Accounting: general financial accounting, accounting information systems design, cost accounting, budgeting, taxation, internal auditing, data processing
- Public Accounting — CPAs: auditing, tax compliance and tax planning services, management advisory services, computerized accounting systems
- Government Accounting
- Accounting Education: teaching, research, consulting
Those interested in preparing for immediate employment or advancement should consider . . .
- The Skills Competency Award in Bookkeeping that prepares students for working in the areas of entry-level bookkeeper (for small business, sole proprietorship) or accounting clerk (accounts payable or accounts receivable, under supervision of an accounting supervisor).
- The Accounting Assistant/Bookkeeper Certificate that prepares students to be full-charge bookkeepers in businesses that have computerized or manual accounting systems; or
- The Associate Degree in Accounting that prepares students for advanced academic work in accounting (transfer to four-year institutions), or for employment and/or promotion to more responsible positions in accounting or business
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Use introductory managerial accounting concepts to make decisions within a business.
- Apply generally accepted accounting principles to record common business transactions, to prepare simple financial statements, and to analyze the results of operations, cash flows and financial position as reported.
- Calculate and explain the impact of alternate generally accepted accounting principles for financial ratio analysis and economic analysis.
- Recognize the elementary business laws and the consequences of ignoring or not following legal business precepts and/or behaving unethically.
- Use introductory level macroeconomics and microeconomics theories to estimate the domestic and global economic impact of conditions/situations on a given business organization.
- Use computer technology and applications to record, report and analyze business transactions and their effects on operating, investing and financing activities.
- Prepare financial reports and communiqués, using standard Business English.
- Define elementary business management concepts.
Division: Business Education
Dean: Melissa V. Moreno, Wake Campus, Room 1, (805) 683-8292
Faculty & Offices
Department Co-Chairs: Cornelia Alsheimer-Barthel (BC-206,
ext. 2686); Al Vera-Graziano (BC-207, ext. 2499)