This certificate is designed to train students in the major computerized accounting packages in demand by local employers. Mastery of these types of programs will provide the foundation necessary for students to understand and adapt to other programs which may be utilized in small to mid-sized businesses. Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to understand accounting terms and uses as they apply to business. Knowledge of financial statements and their importance to a business, vendors, creditors and customers; be able to identify the standard elements on the Windows 7 desktop and demonstrate basic mouse operations; understand basic computer terminologies; and become familiar with Global information systems; to be able to sign on to an account and use common utilities, including e-mail, Gopher, and Web browsers, and searching a variety of databases for information; set-up and process a company’s accounting information and Payroll System through the use of computers; and develop advanced skills in assorted accounting software.
This certificate does not satisfy the major requirements for the Associate in Science degree.
REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE
Basic Accounting I
Computerized Accounting Systems
Financial Analysis and Communications
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED
Courses taken more than three years before the granting of the certificate must have division chair approval.
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET. SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
GCC CATALOG 2011-2012
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records. For previous years requirements please see the catalog from that year.