Programs of Study

Accounting


Opportunities in accounting are expanding.  With the increasing population, the industrial development, and growth in large and small businesses in North Alabama, the need for competent accountants is rapidly becoming more intense.  

The Accounting curriculum is designed to help students take advantage of these employment opportunities. Students are given training in accounting theories and skills necessary for entry into the accounting profession.

The Accounting curriculum aims to develop the following competencies:
  • Understanding the principles of organization and management in business operations;
  • Ability to practice accounting, including income tax;
  • Knowledge in specific elements of business law, economics, and information systems;
  • Knowledge of human relations as they apply to successful business operations in a rapidly expanding economy; and
  • Understanding and skill in effective communication for business.

Career Opportunities

Graduates in accounting may qualify for any of the following positions: accounting/payroll clerk, ledger accountant, and junior auditor. This training, plus further work experience, should prepare students to become office managers, accounting supervisors, and to fill other positions in business. Job opportunities also are available in federal, state, and local government.
 

Degree Options/Curriculum

Calhoun offers an Associate of Applied Science degree as well as a Certificate.  

Accounting Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Code: AAS.BSAD.BACT CIP Code: 52.0201

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTS:

ORI 110 Freshman Seminar

1

ENG 101 English Composition I

3

ENG 102 English Composition II

3

MTH 112 or higher

3

ECO 231 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications

3

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

Total

19

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

ACT 249 Payroll Accounting

3

ACT 254 Business Income Tax

3

BUS 147 Introduction to Finance

3

BUS 215 Business Communications

3

BUS 241 Principles of Accounting I

3

BUS 242 Principles of Accounting II

3

BUS 263 Legal and Social Environment of Business

3

BUS 271 Business Statistics I

3

BUS 272 Business Statistics II

3

BUS 246 Accounting on the Microcomputer

3

BUS 248 Managerial Accounting

3

BUS 253 Individual Income Tax

3

CIS 197E Microsoft Excel Expert

3

ECO 232 Principles of Microeconomics

3

Total

42

TOTAL CREDITS

61

Accounting Essentials Certificate
Program Code: STC.BACT CIP Code: 52.0201

This certificate program is designed to prepare students for employment in the following related fields: Payroll, Accounts Receivable and Payable, Bookkeeping, and Tax Preparation.

ACT 249 Payroll Accounting

3

ACT 254 Business Income Tax

3

BUS 241 Principles of Accounting I

3

BUS 242 Principles of Accounting II

3

BUS 246 Accounting on the Microcomputer

3

BUS 248 Managerial Accounting

3

BUS 253 Individual Income Tax

3

CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications

3

CIS 197E Microsoft Excel Expert

3

Total

27




For more information, call or write:

Rita Mintz - 256-306-2683
Accounting Department
Calhoun Community College
P.O. Box 2216
Decatur, AL 35609-2216