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Office Accounting

Degree Type: Certificate

Semester Credit Hours: 42

First Semester - 15 SCH

ACNT 1303 - Introduction to Accounting I
ITSC 1305 - Introduction to PC Operating Systems
ITSC 1309 - Integrated Software Applications I
POFT 1321 - Business Math
POFT 1329 - Beginning Keyboarding

Second Semester - 12 SCH

BUSG 1301 - Introduction to Business
ITSC 2321 - Integrated Software Applications II
POFT 1319 - Records & Information Management
POFT 2301 - Intermediate Keyboarding

Third Semester - 15 SCH

ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting
BUSG 1304 - Introduction to Financial Advising
BUSI 2301 - Business Law
ITSW 1304 - Introduction to Spreadsheets
POFT 2312 - Business Correspondence & Communication

Marketable Skills

  • Operate computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.
  • Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Operate 10-key calculators, typewriters, and copy machines to perform calculations and produce documents.
  • Receive, record, and bank cash, checks, and vouchers

Program Outcomes

  • Perform basic functions of entry level bookkeeping/accounting positions.
  • Use computer and related tools to perform financial reports and management reports.
  • Be aware of the ethical issues facing the profession and the value of a responsible citizen.
  • Know how to apply related accounting knowledge such as taxation, payroll, auditing in performing accounting/bookkeeping functions/work.

Expected Salary

Texas wage data: workers on average earn $40,630; 10% of workers earn $24,190 or less; 10% of workers earn $60,970 or more.

Career Opportunities

Financial clerk; Accounting assistant; Bookkeeper; Accounts payable clerk; Bank teller; Business owner; Management trainee.

High School Endorsements

Business and Industry

Additional Educational Opportunities

Associate of Science Degree to transfer to a university. BBA and MS in Accounting for CPA career.