Accounting Technician Professional

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Big Bend Community College Accounting

Technical Program

The Accounting Technician program is designed to develop proficiencies and skills necessary to obtain entry-level employment in bookkeeping and accounting career paths. Jobs are available in corporate offices, industrial plants, mortgage and commercial banks, investment firms, insurance offices, real estate offices, retailing operations, and in general, any small business.

Related instruction required for an Associate in Applied Science degree and Certificate of Achievement

BUS 102 Business Mathematics
BUS 120 Human Relations on the Job
BUS 121 Business English
CMST& 220 Public Speaking
FAD 150 Industrial First Aid
See advisor for substitute courses

The following schedule of courses includes related instruction requirements and is the recommended program for completing this degree:

First Year

Fall Quarter

Course Description Credits
ACCT 105 Introduction to Accounting*^ 5
BUS102 Business Mathematics*** 5
OFF101 Basic Keyboarding^ 5
and/or (any combination of 5 credits)
OFF 102 Document Formatting* 5

Winter Quarter

Course Description Credits
BUS&101 Introduction to Business 5
BUS121 Business English** 5
BUS 161 Business Calculators* 2
CSC 100 Microcomputer Software Survey 2.5
OR
CSC108 Introduction to Microsoft Applications 2.5
OFF100 Microsoft Word for Personal Use* 3
OR
OFF 173 Microsoft Word Level I* 3-5

Spring Quarter

Courses Description Credits
BUS 122 Business Communications 5
CMST& 220 Public Speaking** 5
ECON 200 Introduction to Economics 5

^Students who have had accounting and/or typing in high school and can demonstrate proficiency may replace these courses with other business electives with advisor approval
*TechPrep credit available
**Related instruction requirement for AAS degree and Certificate of Achievement

Second Year

Fall Quarter

Course Description Credits
ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I 5
ACCT 261 Introduction to Peachtree 1
BUS& 201 Business Law 5
CSC 124 Introduction to Spreadsheets w/ Microsoft Excel 2.5

Winter Quarter

Course Description Credits
ACCT& 202 Principles of Accounting II 5
ACCT 262 Introduction to Quickbooks 4
BUS 120 Human Relations on the Job** 2.5
CSC 105 Windows Operating Environment 2.5
OR
CSC 115 Introduction to Internet 3
OR
OFF 210 Outlook/Internet 3
CSC 125 Introduction to Databases using Microsoft Access 2.5

Spring Quarter

Course Description Credits
ACCT& 203 Principles of Accounting III 5
ACCT 233 Introduction to Payroll Taxes 1
ACCT 260 Computer Accounting 3
BUS 170 Consumer Finance 5
FAD 150 Industrial First Aid** 2

* Tech Prep credit available
**Related instruction requirement for AAS degree and Certificate of Achievement

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