Accounting

The accountants of today are more than "number-crunchers." They are highly skilled professionals, valued management partners, and protectors of the public trust.

Class Offerings

  • Seated during the day - Lee Main Campus (all classes offered)
  • Through Distance Education (all classes offered)
  • Seated during the evening - Lee Main Campus (partial offerings)
  • Seated on other campuses - Partial offerings including live video

Desired skills for Accountants

  • Critical thinking Problem solving
  • Enjoy working with numbers
  • Strong communication skills
  • Research/Investigative skills
  • Proficiency with Computers
  • Ability to learn new technology
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams

All businesses and governments need personnel with accounting skills. People with the ability to use accounting principles to make decisions are in high demand. In addition, since they have an understanding of all facets of business, accountants often advance to managerial positions.

Employment Opportunities for Accountants

  • Auditing
  • Book keeping
  • Income Tax Preparation
  • Payroll
  • Accounts Receivable/Payable

The Accounting instructional program at CCCC focuses on many business functions and emphasize learning Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Courses/Subject matter in the Accounting program

  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Income Taxes (Individual and Business)
  • Payroll and Accounting Software
  • Economics and Financial markets
  • Management and Human resources
  • Business law and Ethics

The Accounting curriculum at CCCC is challenging by most standards, but the rewards are many. Please contact us today for more information!

Do I have to be good in mathematics to be successful in accounting?

While mathematics skills are helpful, it's only one small part of Accounting.

What are some of the career options after completing the Accounting program?

Career options for accounting graduates include entry-level opportunities in CPA firms, private industry, government and other fields.

Do all accountants sit behind a desk all day?

No. Many of the career options in accounting involve field work, extensive client interviews, inspection, advising, and other activities that are primarily conducted outside of the office.

Does my accounting education end at CCCC?

While many students finish with a two-year degree, others pursue the CPA and/or other professional certifications.

What Students Learn - Accounting

Students successfully completing the Accounting Program will be able to:

  • Analyze financial and non-financial business data.
  • Interpret data for reporting purposes, using applicable accounting standards.
  • Form recommendations for business leadership based upon proper data analysis.
  • Demonstrate acceptable written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate acceptable oral communication skills.
  • Update manual and computerized accounting records using journals and ledgers.
  • Prepare financial statements and reports for internal and external use.
  • Perform payroll duties utilizing necessary information and applicable laws.
  • Perform income tax compliance duties and planning analysis.
  • Demonstrate ethical understanding and judgment.

What Students Learn - Income Tax Preparer Certificate

Students successfully completing the Income Tax Preparer Certificate will be able to:

  • Analyze financial and non-financial business data.
  • Interpret data for reporting purposes, using applicable accounting standards.
  • Demonstrate acceptable written communication skills.
  • Update accounting records using journals and ledgers.
  • Prepare financial statements and reports for internal and external use.
  • Perform income tax compliance duties and planning analysis.
  • Demonstrate ethical understanding and judgment.

Please Note:
Curriculum guides above are for students who enroll during the current academic year. Students who enrolled during a previous academic year should visit the Program Evaluation link in WebAdvisor to find the required list of courses for graduation. For assistance, consult your advisor.

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