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Accounting Degree & Certificate

Santa Ana College: Degrees and Certificates for 2006-2007

Accounting Degree (SAC 0151)
and Certificate (SAC 0190)

The associate degree and certificate curriculum in accounting prepares students for entry-level positions and promotional opportunities in accounting and administrative departments of businesses in public and private sector areas such as manufacturing, merchandising, financial service, wholesale trades, and government. Specialized training in accounting and finance principles and practices enables students to maintain accounting records and develop financial reports and make effective use of financial information for analysis and decision-making. Entry-level employment opportunities include positions in accounts receivable/payable, payroll, income tax preparation, cost accounting, and a number of trainee positions. Promotional opportunities include higher-level responsibilities in these areas and the areas of general ledger, financial statement preparation and financial statement analysis.
Major requirements for the associate in arts or science degree:
Course Units
Accounting 101, Financial Accounting/Accounting 101H, 4
Honors Financial Accounting
Accounting 102, Managerial Accounting/Accounting 102H, 4
Honors Managerial Accounting
Accounting 104, Federal & California Taxes 4
Accounting 141, Computerized Accounting with ACCPAC –
Part 1 Core Modules
OR 3
Accounting 160, Computerized Accounting with MAS 90®
Part 1 Core Modules
Business 222, Business Writing
OR 3
Management 122, Business Communications
Select 3-4 units from the following: 3-4
Accounting 105, 204, 205
AND
Select a minimum of 2 units from the following: 2-3
Accounting 110, 111, 112, 121, 122, 123, 124
or Computer Science 163
TOTAL 23 or 25
Students intending to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Accounting are advised to meet with a SAC or SCC counselor, and to also look at the Business Administration requirements listed in the catalog of the transfer university of their choice. Students planning to transfer to CSUF should strongly consider taking Business 222, Business Writing, to meet the communication requirement above and taking Business 150, Introduction to Computing & Application Software to meet the Associate Degree requirements for computer skills and knowledge.

General Accounting Certificate (SAC 2392)

Requirements for the certificate:
Course Units
Accounting 101, Financial Accounting/Accounting 101H, 4
Honors Financial Accounting
Accounting 102, Managerial Accounting/Accounting 102H, 4
Honors Managerial Accounting
Business 150, Introduction to Computing &
Application Software (4 units)
OR 3-4
Business Applications 179, Introduction to Microsoft Office (3 units)
Management 122, Business Communications 3
Select 1 unit from the following: 1
Accounting 110, 111, 112, 121, 122, 123, 124
AND
Select 3 units from the following: 3
Accounting 032, 035, 104, 105, 106, 141, 150, 160,
204, 205; Business 100, 120, 125,127.
TOTAL 18 or 19

Computerized Accounting or Bookkeeping Certificates

Core requirements for each certificate option:
Core Courses – Accounting Units
Accounting 032, Accounting for Payroll, Sales Tax & 1
Workers’ Compensation
Accounting 101, Financial Accounting/Accounting 101H, 4
Honors Financial Accounting
Management 122, Business Communications 3
Business Applications 034, Machine Calculation
OR 1.5
Business Applications 036, Data Entry
Business Applications 038, Telephone Techniques
OR 0.5
Business Applications 016, Computer Office Modules
Business Applications 179, Introduction to Microsoft Office (3 units)
OR 3-4
Business 150, Introduction to Computing &
Application Software (4 units)
Select 2 units from the following: 2
Accounting 110, 111, 112, 121, 122, 123, 124
TOTAL 15-16

Core Courses – Bookkeeping Units
Accounting 010, Accounting Procedures 3
Accounting 032, Accounting for Payroll, Sales Tax & 1
Workers’ Compensation
Business Applications 017, Business Writing Skills
OR 3
Management 122, Business Communications
Business Applications 034, Machine Calculation
OR 1.5
Business Applications 036, Data Entry
Business Applications 038, Telephone Techniques
OR 0.5
Business Applications 016, Computer Office Modules
Business Applications 179, Introduction to Microsoft Office 3
Select 1.5-2 units from the following: 1.5-2
Accounting 110, 111, 112, 121, 122, 123, 124 or
Business Applications188
TOTAL 13.5-14

Computerized Accounting or Bookkeeping Certificate-
QuickBooks Emphasis (SAC 1891)

Course Units
Core Courses (see preceding information) 13.5-16
Accounting 035, QuickBooks 1.5
TOTAL 15-17.5

Computerized Accounting or Bookkeeping Certificate-
MAS 90® Emphasis (SAC 1892)

<>Part 1 Core Modules
Course Units
Core Courses (see preceding information) 13.5-16
Accounting 160, Computerized Accounting with MAS 90® 3
Accounting 161, Computerized Accounting with MAS 90® 3
Part 2 Operations Modules
TOTAL 19.5-22

Computerized Accounting or Bookkeeping Certificate-
ACCPAC Emphasis (SAC 1896)

Course Units
Core Courses (see preceding information) 13.5-16
Accounting 141, Computerized Accounting with ACCPAC – 3
Part 1 Core Modules
Accounting 142, Computerized Accounting with ACCPAC – 3
Part 2 Operations Modules
TOTAL 19.5-22

Accounting and Financial Planning Certificate (SAC 2199)

Requirements for the certificate:
Course Units
Accounting 101, Financial Accounting/Accounting 101H,
Honors Financial Accounting (4 units)
OR 3-4
Accounting 115, Survey of Accounting (3 units)
Accounting 102, Managerial Accounting/Accounting 102H,
Honors Managerial Accounting (4 units)
OR 3-4
Business 140, Principles of Finance (3 units)
Accounting 104, Federal & California Taxes 4
Business 130, Personal Finance 3
Business 160, Introduction to Stock & Bond Investments 3
TOTAL 16-18
Following are recommended electives for Accounting degree majors:
Accounting 110, 111, 112, 121, 122, 123, 124; Business 100, 101, 105, 120, 125, 127, 130, 140, 150; Computer Science 163,167.