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

Accounting Paraprofessional, AS


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The Accounting Paraprofessional program prepares you for an accounting career. You will be on a pre-CPA/CMA track that is articulated with selected four-year institutions to facilitate the completion of a Bachelor’s degree. You will be able to identify, analyze, summarize, communicate, record and interpret business transactions and financial statements. You will become proficient in commercial and customized accounting software and spreadsheets. The program is 65 credits and you can complete it in four regular semesters.

You will study professional and ethics case studies for business and obtain oral and written communication skills that are necessary for success in business. Courses in accounting, taxes and payroll with commercial software allow you to seek advanced placement in accounting or information systems departments.

Employment opportunities are found in the profit and nonprofit, private and governmental sectors.

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

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.

Students start Fall semester at Boone and Urban campuses.

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

Graduation Requirements

To earn an Accounting Paraprofessional AS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average. A grade of “C” or better is required in all ACC coursework.

Required Courses


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

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

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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 4


Required Course(s)


Option 1 - Select 1 Course


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

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.

Total Credits Required to Complete this AS Degree - 67


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