Accounting Certificate

The certificate in Accounting is designed to provide students with a specialized body of knowledge in accounting. The courses are sequenced to advance from the basic principles through more advanced applications. The courses in the Accounting certificate apply toward the major in Business, Accounting concentration.

 

Required Courses

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
Courses Credit Hours
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3.0
  or MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics  
     
Subtotal   6.0
     
ELECTIVE COURSE INFORMATION  
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3.0
ACC 124 Individual Tax Procedures 3.0
ACC 150 Payroll Accounting 3.0
ACC 201 Intermediate Accounting I 3.0
ACC 202 Intermediate Accounting II 3.0
ACC 230 Cost Accounting I 3.0
ACC 240 Computerized Accounting 3.0
     
Subtotal   24.0
     
UNDEFINED ELECTIVES  
BAF 260 Financial Management 3.0
   
Subtotal 3.0
Total Credit Hours  33.0

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Accounting Certificate is to provide a basic foundation of accounting knowledge for entry –level accounting related positions or to enhance skills of currently employed professionals.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the accounting process and prepare and interpret basic financial statements.

2. Analyze and prepare financial information for management decision-making. 

Advisement Information

Program notes

This program can be started any semester.

Most classes required for this program are offered during days, evenings, and online.

Notes about individual classes

RDG 100 or appropriate placement test scores is a prerequisite for CPT 101 as well as all ACC and BAF courses.

Students may choose between MAT 120 and MAT 122 for this program. Students will follow the progression for their chosen math course as outlined below, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores:

  • For MAT 120, the progression is MAT 032/012 > MAT 152 or MAT 101 > MAT 120
  • For MAT 122, the progression is MAT 032/012 > MAT 152 or MAT 101 > MAT 122

ACC 101, 102, 201 and 202 must be taken in sequence.

ACC 240 is a capstone course, which should be taken during the student's final semester

College policy states that computer coursework is valid for eight years.

Graduation Plans

2018-2019 Semester-by-semester graduation plans

Accounting Certificate (ACC7) - Fall Start
Accounting Certificate (ACC7) - Spring Start
Accounting Certificate (ACC7) - Summer Start

2019-2020, 2020-2021 Semester-by-semester graduation plans

Accounting Certificate (ACC7) - Fall Start
Accounting Certificate (ACC7) - Spring Start
Accounting Certificate (ACC7) - Summer Start

Contacts

Contacts

You can find the name of your assigned academic advisor by reviewing Degree Works or your Class Schedule.  To learn more about advising visit the Advising webpage.

You may contact Kara McAlister or Richard Mandau for more information about these programs.

Please email advising@ptc.edu if this advising guide needs corrections or updates.

Advisement Information updated/reviewed 4/2020