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2023-2024 Course Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Accounting, Certificate

Location(s): Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Urban/Des Moines, Online



The Accounting Certificate is designed to provide basic financial knowledge in the accounting field and/or enhance current job skills. All of the classes will allow you seamless transfer into either the Accounting & Bookkeeping diploma or Accounting Specialist program. Additionally it offers accounting credentials that complement other degrees and adds additional skills to your resume.

Program Details


Students may start any semester.


Program Entry Requirements


  1. Must complete ACC 104, 1 year of high school accounting, or ACC 131 with a C or better. 

Graduation Requirements


To earn an Accounting Certificate, 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 2


Option 1 - Select 1 Course


Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate: 14*


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

These credits are applicable to the Accounting and Bookkeeping diploma  and the AAS degree in Accounting Specialist .



Note:


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

Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$185.00 per credit

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

Varied Costs


  Semester 1 Semester 2
Books (approximate) 120 450
Equipment-calculator   40

Approximate total for the program: $3,102 - $3,280**

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

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Perform basic accounting tasks including analyzing transactions.
  • Apply computer skills using QuickBooks, Peachtree, and/or Excel.
  • Communicate with coworkers, supervisors, and the public.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Be able to apply the skills and knowledge gained through course work.
  • Be able to follow instructions.
  • Communicate with coworkers, supervisors and the public.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of business operations.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?


  • Each hour of class requires two to three hours of preparation.
  • Reading and math skills are very important.
  • Career advancement will ordinarily require further training and education.
  • Regular classroom attendance is important for continuity of learning.

Program Competencies


  1. Demonstrate the basic workplace skills of listening, writing, communicating, problem-solving, interpersonal relationships and leadership
  2. Demonstrate double-entry accounting
  3. Maintain computerized financial and management reports (Excel)
  4. Solve problems on a calculator/keyboard

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Entrance requirements for specific programs can be found at https://www.dmacc.edu/pathways/.(2021)