Length: 65 credits
Purpose: Individuals who are seeking their first employment or those who wish to qualify for promotion in a present position or to another field, including self-employment, may benefit from this program. Students will be provided with technical knowledge and skill in various areas of computerized accounting systems and related information technology topics. This program provides skills to analyze financial reports and solve problems to meet functional objectives of the business related to accounting systems. Upon completion of the program, the student will be prepared for immediate employment.
Employment Objectives: Completion of this program may lead to employment or career advancement in any of a wide variety of positions such as accounting systems technician, accounts receivable/accounts payable technician, payroll technician, and other positions related to IT security, information technology and accounting systems. Primary tasks and functions graduates will be able to perform include the ability to utilize accounting systems in the operation of a business, analyze financial reports, and maintain computerized accounting systems.
Potential Certification: A student may elect to take a certification exam. The examinations generally require a testing fee paid by the student. After completion of this program, a student will be academically prepared to take the following examinations:
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) - Excel, Access.
- Certiport, Inc. - IC3.
- Security +.
Curriculum Requirements: Students must successfully complete all of the general education and program requirements listed below to be awarded this degree.
Program Learning Outcomes: A student will be able to:
- demonstrate minimum proficiency in General Education Skills which are defined as oral communication, written communication, mathematical/problem solving, scientific reasoning, information literacy, and critical thinking;
- demonstrate proficiency with computer hardware, software, operating systems, and business applications;
- demonstrate acceptable workplace skills, attitudes, and behaviors; and
- demonstrate the ability to utilize accounting systems in the operation of a business, analyze financial reports, and maintain computerized accounting systems.