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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Course Catalog

Accounting & Bookkeeping Diploma


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The Accounting & Bookkeeping program is designed to provide you skills needed for entry-level positions in the accounting field. Emphasis is placed on providing strong computer skills including Excel, QuickBooks, and Sage. Concentration is available in the areas of Payroll, Income Tax, and Accounting Internships. Communication and leadership skills are incorporated in all of the courses.

Upon completion you will have the skills needed to perform full-time full-charge bookkeeping and payroll services for small and medium sized businesses.

The program is designed to give you flexibility if you choose to continue. All of the courses can be used to complete the Accounting Specialist program and many can be used to obtain one or more specialized certificates in accounting.

For more information about the Accounting & Bookkeeping program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/accounting.

Program Details


Locations: Ankeny, Urban and Online


Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.

Students may start any semester.


Program Entry Requirements


  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements


To earn an Accounting & Bookkeeping diploma, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed, maintain a 2.0 grade point average and receive a grade of “C” or higher in all ACC coursework.

Semester 1


Note:


Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should check with that institution regarding math requirements before selecting math courses for this program.

Option 1 - Select 1 course


Option 2 - Select 1 course


Option 3 - Select 1 option


Total Credits Required to Complete this Diploma - 45*


*Total credits are calculated using the least number of credits needed to satisfy the option requirements.

Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Books(approximate) 450 400 300
Equipment - calculator 40    

Approximate total for the program: $7,985**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate costs.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Perform full-time, full-charge bookkeeping and payroll services.
  • Apply computer skills using QuickBooks, Peachtree, and/or Excel.
  • Communicate with coworkers, supervisors, and the public.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Understand accounting concepts and applications at the principles level.
  • Follow instructions.
  • Communicate with coworkers, supervisors, and the public.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of business operations and the communications process.

What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?


  • Class work requires daily homework preparation (average two-three hours per night).
  • Reading and math skills are important to get maximum benefit from the classes.
  • All classes can be used to complete Accounting Specialist degree.

Nondiscrimination Statement


DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574, dkmckittrick@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2017)

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