Accounting Skills Curriculum
|Course Code||Title||Course Outlines||Goal Areas||Credits|
|ACCT 2111||Financial Accounting||View-ACCT 2111||n/a||4|
|ACCT 2230||Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks||View-ACCT 2230||n/a||3|
|CIS 1101||Business Computer Systems I||View-CIS 1101||n/a||3|
|CIS 1220||Decision Making Excel||View-CIS 1220||n/a||3|
|CIS 1260||Business Communications and Technology||View-CIS 1260||n/a||3|
Course Title: Business Computer Systems I Goal Areas: n/a Credits: 3
Course Description: This course develops computer and digital literacy and emphasizes its importance in today's businesses and society. Through hands-on experience students will gain an understanding of computer concepts, capabilities and applications and be able to implement this knowledge in their professional and personal lives. Computer applications covered include word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, databases, windows/operating system, e-mail use and management, folder and file organization and use of the Internet. Computer concepts covered include understanding computers and mobile devices, how a computer works, managing files, computer and mobile device hardware components, digital safety and security, application programs, input and output devices, digital storage options, ethical practices and Internet basics. Hands-on experience will be provided on computers in the Windows environment using the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of the keyboard is recommended for this course. Check with your instructor for the software edition that will be used.
Course Title: Decision Making Excel Goal Areas: n/a Credits: 3
Course Description: This course uses Microsoft Excel as a problem solving tool in analyzing and designing solutions for common business and organizational problems and then using that information to guide decision-making. This course is for anyone who has to analyze, share, chart and manage information to make more informed decisions. Problems are taken from management, accounting and finance, manufacturing and production, sales and marketing and human resources. Beginning to advanced spreadsheet concepts covered include creating, editing, formatting, printing and saving worksheets, creating charts, filtering lists, creating pivot tables, inventing macros, importing data, creating data tables, evaluating and using functions, constructing formulas, integrating worksheet data with other programs and ethical Excel practices. After this course, the student would be prepared to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Excel Exam. Knowledge of the keyboard is recommended for this course. Check with your instructor for the software edition that will be used.
Course Title: Business Communications and Technology Goal Areas: n/a Credits: 3
Course Description: This course provides students the knowledge to become successful communicators in a business environment through improving and practicing written, oral, face to face, and virtual technology based communication skills, processes, and strategies. This class will incorporate the effective use of Web-based communication, video conferencing, e-mail etiquette, presentation skills, presentation technologies, teleconferencing, and telephone usage. Students will also apply improved verbal, nonverbal, listening, writing, team, conflict, and negotiation skills in organizational situations. This course is for any student wishing to increase their business communication effectiveness in a global and technological business environment.Recommended: Completion of ENGL 1201 College Writing I and CIS 1101 Business Computer Systems I.
Course Title: Financial Accounting Goal Areas: n/a Credits: 4
Course Description: This course is a study of the accounting principles and concepts used to understand and develop financial statements. Topics include accruals and deferrals, revenues, expenses, assets, liabilities, equities, and cash flows. The course will analyze current industry financial statements from the point of view of investors and creditors for profitability, liquidity and risk.
Course Title: Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks Goal Areas: n/a Credits: 3
Course Description: This course provides a hands-on approach to learning how current (on the market) computerized accounting systems are used and installed. The following modules are covered: general ledger, financial statements, accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchasing, inventory and payroll. Note: Knowledge of accounting debits and credits and CIS 1101 or computer experience is recommended.Prerequisite: Acct 2111
|5 Credits must be earned at NHCC|
|Total Credits Required||16|
Intellectual and Practical Skills:
How to analyze financial information and make business decisions using critical thinking and problem solving skills
How to communicate effectively, in oral and written forms
Personal and Social Responsibility and Engagement: How to evaluate professional responsibilities, including ethical issues Integrative and Applied Learning: Use of technology, including Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks
This certificate is for students to learn basic accounting, computer, and business communication skills to enter the workforce in an entry level accounting position. Courses can be applied to the Accounting Transfer Pathway AS degree or the Accounting Technology AAS degree. The courses in this program are delivered in the classroom and/or online.
Developmental Courses Some students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.
Equal Opportunity Employer and Disability Access Information North Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 7634930555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 18006273529.
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