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

Accounting Specialist, AAS


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The Accounting Specialist program prepares you for an accounting career. You will be able to identify, analyze, summarize, communicate, record, and interpret business transactions and financial statements. You will learn commercial and customized accounting software and spreadsheets and you will apply the skills via intensive accounting applications.

You will study professional and ethical behavioral case studies for business, and will attain the oral and written communication skills necessary for success. Technical courses in accounting, taxes and payroll with commercial software will allow you to seek advanced placement in accounting or information systems departments. You will experience a professional work environment under the combined guidance of a teacher and a cooperating employer where many of the skills and procedures studied in the classroom are observed and practiced.

You will find employment opportunities in the profit and nonprofit, private and governmental sectors.

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

Locations: Boone, 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 Specialist AAS degree, a student must complete the requirements for the degree, maintain a 2.0 grade point average and receive a grade of “C” or above in all ACC coursework.

Required Courses


Semester 1


Required Course(s)


Option 1 - Select 1 Course


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.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should select ENG 105  for Option 1.

Semester 2


Option 3 - Select 1 Course


Note:


Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should select ENG 106  for Option 2. ECN 120  is strongly recommended for business majors.

Semester 3


Note:


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

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should select PSY 111  or ECN 130  for Option 4. ECN 130  is strongly recommended for business majors.

Semester 4


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.

Total Credits Required to Complete this AAS Degree - 66


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