The Accounting diploma program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for a variety of entry-level positions in accounting in today’s technology-driven workplaces. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Program graduates receive an Accounting diploma.
- Location: Griffin and Henry Campuses
- Major Code: AC12
- Award Level: Diploma
- Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
- Minimum Length of Program: 3 Terms
- Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 42
- Submit completed application and application fee
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
- Meet assessment requirements
To ensure that students graduate with current skills in Accounting, the following courses must be taken five years prior to graduation:
- ACCT 1115—Computerized Accounting
- ACCT 1120—Spreadsheet Applications
- ACCT 1125— Individual Tax Accounting
- ACCT 1130—Payroll Accounting
- ACCT 2120--Business Tax Accounting
Courses transferred from other colleges also follow the five year rule.
The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.
Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.
|First Term||ENGL 1010||Fundamentals of English I||3|
|COMP 1000||Introduction to Computer Literacy||3|
|Choose One: (Required)|
|EMPL 1000||Interpersonal Relations and Prof. Development||2|
|PSYC 1010||Basic Psychology||3|
|MATH 1011||Business Math||3|
|MATH 1012||Foundations of Mathematics||3|
|Second Term||ACCT 1100||Financial Accounting I||4|
|ACCT 1120||Spreadsheet Applications||4|
|BUSN 1440||Document Production||4|
|ACCT 1125||Individual Tax Accounting||3|
|Third Term||ACCT 1105||Financial Accounting II||4|
|ACCT 1115||Computerized Accounting||3|
|ACCT 1130||Payroll Accounting||3|
|(Occupational) Accounting Electives|
|ACCT 2100||Accounting Internship I||4|
|ACCT 2105||Accounting Internship II||8|
|ACCT 2110||Accounting Simulation||3|
|ACCT 2115||Bookkeeper Certification Review||3|
|ACCT 2120||Business Tax Accounting||3|
|ACCT 2125||Capstone Review Course of Accounting Principles||3|
|ACCT 2135||Intro to Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting||3|
|ACCT 2140||Legal Environment of Business||3|
|ACCT 2145||Personal Finance||3|
|ACCT 2150||Principles of Auditing||3|
|ACCT 2155||Principles of Fraud Examination||3|
|ACCT 2250||Representation and Specialized Returns||3|
|Students enrolling in BUSN 1440 are required to take a typing test indicating the ability to key at least 25 words per minute accurately, or successfully pass BUSN 1100 with a grade of C or better.|
|Electives not specified as Accounting Electives should be chosen from any advisor-approved category.|
* Students enrolling in BUSN 1440 are required to take a typing test indicating the ability to key at least 25 words per minute accurately, or successfully pass BUSN 1100 with grade of C or better.
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks produce financial records for organizations. They record financial transactions, update statements, and check financial records for accuracy.
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks work in offices, and may do site visits. About 1 in 4 worked part time in 2012.
Most bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks need a high school diploma, and they usually learn some of their skills on the job. They must have basic math and computer skills, including knowledge of spreadsheets and bookkeeping software.
The median annual wage for bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks was $35,170 in May 2012.
Employment of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks is projected to grow 11 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As the number of organizations increases and financial regulations become stricter, there will be greater demand for these workers to maintain books and provide accounting services.
Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks with similar occupations.
***United States Department of Labor