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2013-2014 Course Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Information Systems, AIS Informatics Concentration, AS


The Accounting Information Systems program prepares you for a career in accounting and for a liaison position between the accounting and information systems departments. You will receive strong information technology skills in addition to traditional accounting skills. You will become proficient in commercial and customized accounting software and spreadsheets.

You will take courses in accounting for taxes and payroll on computers, along with programming that will allow you to seek advanced placement in accounting or information systems. The program offers two concentrations: the Programming concentration and the Informatics concentration. You must select either the Programming concentration or the Informatics concentration by the second term. You will find employment opportunities in the profit and nonprofit, private and governmental sectors.

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

Locations: Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Urban

Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.

Program entry requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.
  4. High school algebra II or higher with a grade of “C” or better or MAT 073  and/or MAT 141  at DMACC.
  5. ADM 105 - Intro to Keyboarding  at DMACC or equivalent is strongly recommended.
  6. CSC 110 - Intro to Computers  at DMACC or equivalent is strongly recommended.

Students start Fall semester at Boone and Urban campuses.

Students start Spring semester at Ankeny and Carroll campuses. Course sequences may vary; see a counselor/ advisor for details.

Graduation Requirements

To earn an Accounting Information Systems AS degree, 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.

Required Courses


The Informatics concentration is the study of the development of solutions for business and accounting-specific problems. You will learn to use technology to advance the needs of business and accounting departments. You will master the tools of informatics specialists and learn to provide technical assistance, support and advice to individuals and organizations that depend on information and technology.

Note:


(Students must take a 4-credit math course in either Semester 1 or Semester 3.)

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

Semester 3


Note:


(Students must take a 4-credit math course in either Semester 1 or Semester 3.)

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

Semester 4


Option 2 - Select 1 Course


Note:


To complete this program, you must meet the Diversity Requirement with a grade of “C” or higher. See the AA /AS  section of this catalog for more information about which courses can count toward this requirement.

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

Total Credits Required to Complete this AS Degree, Informatics Concentration - 70