Program Purpose: Students completing accounting courses will demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting principles and procedures, as well as the role of accounting and bookkeeping within various business organizations. They will also be able to analyze, process and report financial information within established normal and computerized protocols. Finally, they will identify the importance of ethics and social responsibility in the accounting profession.
Program Description: Study in accounting leads to a variety of opportunities in organizations in the public and private sectors of the economy. Upon completion of the associate degree, students will be prepared for entry-level positions within organizations, able to transfer to a baccalaureate program, or possess the rudimentary information necessary to start their own businesses.
INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Communication- Written, Oral, and Visual: Students will write, speak, perform, or create original content that communicates effectively and is facilitated by active listening skills.
Reasoning- Scientific and Quantitative: Students will locate, identify, collect, and organize data in order to analyze, interpret, or evaluate it using mathematical skills and/or the scientific method.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Students will recognize and identify the components of problems or issues, examine them from multiple perspectives and investigate the ways to resolve them using reasoned and supportable conclusions while differentiating between facts, influences, opinions, and assumptions.
Information Literacy: Students will formulate strategies to locate, evaluate, and apply information from a variety of sources in a verity of formats such as print and/ or electronic.
Personal/Community Awareness and Academic/ Career Responsibilities: Students will examine the ethical responsibilities and the dynamic role of individuals and active citizens in society. Students will develop skills and employ strategies to self- manage their personal, academic, and career goals and to cooperate, collaborate, and interact successfully within groups and with a variety of cultures, peoples, and situations.
PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting procedures.
- Analyze, process, and prepare financial information within established normal and computerized protocols.
- Communicate, present and interpret financial information.
I: This program-level student learning outcome is INTRODUCED is this course.
P: This program-level student learning outcome is PRACTICED in this course.
M: This program-level student learning outcome is MASTERED in this course.
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