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Accounting

PROGRAM CHAIR

Annalee Rothenberg
253.566.5181 arothenberg@tacomacc.edu

TCC’s Accounting program prepares students for employment in a wide variety of business accounting environments. The program structure is progressive, leading to four levels of achievement associated with increasing levels of job responsibility. The certificates can be taken as stand-alone options or applied to the Associates in Applied Sciences degree. TCC also offers specialized accounting certificates in Computerized Accounting and Tax Preparation.

This program is not intended for transfer to most four-year colleges and universities. Students who plan to transfer should meet with the program chair prior to program enrollment. For more information please visit the Accounting Advising Tool at www.tacomacc.edu, areas of study, career training, accounting.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of the AAS Accounting degree, students will:

  • Use critical thinking skills to produce accurate financial statements for a company and communicate a company’s financial position.
  • Use a simulated accounting department (group process) to prepare accounting documents using automated software to record business transactions for a company.
  • Demonstrate analysis of existing documentation by verifying the accuracy of information for a company and performing necessary reconciliation.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK FOR ENTRY

DEGREE/CERTIFICATE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

Accounting Office Associate Certificate

(12 credits)

Prepares students for entry-level employment in office support positions.

Take ACCT& 201 if you need transfer-level accounting.

ACCT 101

Practical Accounting I

5

BUS 102

Customer Service

2

CU 105

Word I, Excel I

5

Assistant Bookkeeping Clerk Certificate

(15 additional credits = total 27 credits)

Prepares students for entry-level positions as assistant clerks in accounts payable or accounts receivable. To complete the Assistant Bookkeeping Clerk certificate, students must first complete the Accounting Office Associatge certificate. Please take MATH 147 for transfer level math and for transfer level Leadership & Human Relations please take PSYC& 100.

ACCT& 201

Principles of Accounting I

5

BUS 110

Business Math

5

BUS 164

Leadership and Human Relations

5

Bookkeeping Systems Certificate

(15 additional credits = total 42 credits)

Prepares students for entry-level positions as accounts payable clerks, accounts receivable clerks, and payroll assistants. To complete the Bookkeeping Systems certificate before enrolling for the Bookkeeping Systems certificate students must first complete the Assistant Bookkeeping Clerk certificate. NOTE: ACCT 145 may be used for the CPA exam's 5th year requirement..

ACCT 145

Payroll and Business Taxes

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition I

5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

Associate of Applied Science Degree

(48 additional credits = total 90 credits)

Prepares students for entry-level accounting positions that work with integrated computerized accounting systems. To complete the Accounting AAS degree program students must first complete the Bookkeeping Systems certificate. NOTE: ACCT 165 and ACCT 175 may be used for the CPA exam's 5th year requirement. BUS& 201 is a transfer-level class.

  1. Core Requirements

ACCT& 202

Principles of Accounting II

5

ACCT 165

Accounting with Peachtree

5

ACCT 175

Accounting with QuickBooks

5

ACCT 290

Work Internship

5

BUS& 201

Business Law

5

CU 203

Excel II

3

  1. Specialized Requirements

ACCT 250

Federal Income Tax

5

BUS 280

Career Readiness Skills

2

Electives - choose from:

ACCT, BUS, CU, ECON, ENGL, HD, IT, LOG, MATH

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