DIVISION: Business and Applied Technology
Learn how to analyze and communicate financial information, whether you will transfer to a business school or are seeking employment in an entry-level accounting position.
The Accounting curriculum teaches you the basics of recording of financial transactions plus how to store, sort, retrieve, summarize, and present the information in various reports and analyses. We offer a specialization in Certified Bookkeeping that conforms to the standards of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC
C-ID: ACCT 110
Study of the concepts and techniques for measurement and communication of financial information and interpretation of financial statements. Total of 90 hours lecture.
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC
C-ID: ACC 120
Principles of managerial accounting. The use of accounting information in decision-making, planning, directing operations and controlling. Focuses on cost terms and concepts, cost behavior, cost structure and cost-volume-profit analysis. Includes issues relating to cost systems, cost control, profit planning, and performance analysis in manufacturing and service environments. Total of 72 hours lecture.
Transfer Credit: CSU
Basic accounting principles and methods of recording business transactions, maintaining a general ledger system and preparing financial statements. Emphasis on service and merchandising systems for sole proprietorships. No credit if taken after ACCT 001A or ACCT 101. For preparation for ACCT 001A and office support, marketing-merchandising majors, and those who want a knowledge of bookkeeping for personal use, but open to all students. Total of 72 hours lecture.
Introduction to accounting systems concepts and software, using Quickbooks. Topics include general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory, and basic payroll. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.
Concepts of payroll accounting, including software application. The course is based on the curriculum for the Fundamental Payroll Certification provided by the American Payroll Association. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.
Introduction to Federal and California individual tax preparation. The curriculum follows the guidelines developed by the California Tax Education Council. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.
Preparation for the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Introduction to federal and California individual tax preparation using the guidelines developed by the IRS. The VITA program certification exam will be administered during this course. Total of 36 hours lecture.
Preparation of tax returns for low-income and elderly taxpayers according to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program guidelines. Students must be VITA certified in order to enroll. Pass/No Pass grading. Total of 54 hours laboratory.