Accounting

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Accounting

Did you know that Accounting is referred to as the “language of business”?  Every company in every industry uses Accounting information to make decisions, even in times of economic downturn.

By studying Accounting, you will learn to prepare and interpret the financial data needed by management to run a business.  You will be exposed to the operations of every department within an organization.  Whether you want to work for a corporation, go into public accounting, work for the government or start your own business, Accounting will give you the tools necessary to be successful.

Careers in Financial Accounting, Tax, Managerial Accounting, Audit and more:

  • Start your career in bookkeeping, Accounts Receivable, Accountants Payable or Payroll.
  • Continue your education and earn the designation of Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant
  • Choose to work in any industry as all companies need accounting or choose to work in public accounting and get exposed to many difference industries.
  • Start your own business in tax preparation or bookkeeping.

    Degrees & Certificates

      Associate in Arts Degree (AA), Accounting

      Associate in Arts Degree, Accounting consists of the prescribed GE requirements, as well as the required accounting coursework. Students earning this Associate Degree may be prepared to 1) transfer to a baccalaureate degree granting institution in the field of their concentration and/or 2) enter into the workforce at an entry-level position relating to their field of emphasis.

      Program Student Learning Outcomes:
      • Ensure that 85% of all courses meet or exceed their outcome/assessment goals and develop appropriate action plans for continuous improvement.
      • Develop strategies throughout all concentrations/courses to enhance the development of our students’ critical-thinking skills: their ability to reason, ask appropriate questions and make strong decision.
      • Develop assignments and/or exercises to enhance students’ verbal and non-verbal skills: their ability to reflect, write, speak and respond in a personal and professional manner.
      • Improve the level of student success and student retention as well as increase the number of degrees and certificates.
      • Develop a strong working relationship with local businesses through the formation of an Industry Council for the purpose of advisement and collaboration in order to ensure that our course offerings are providing our students with the strongest preparation for entering the workforce. Additionally, it would be our goal for this Council to develop strong feelings for LBCC students and to evolve these feelings into actual job opportunities.

      Certificate of Achievement, Accounting

      The Certificate of Achievement in Accounting will prepare a student for advancement into a baccalaureate-degree granting institution and/or for an entry-level position in the accounting function in a small/medium sized business.

      Certificate of Accomplishment, Foundations of Accounting

      This Certificate of Accomplishment may prepare a student to continue toward the attainment of a Certificate of Achievement: Accounting, an Associate Degree and/or for an entry-level position in the accounting function of a small/ medium-sized business.

      Certificate of Accomplishment, Money and Banking

      This Certificate of Accomplishment will prepare a student to continue toward the attainment of an Associate Degree and/or for an entry-level position in a small/medium-sized business in a financial or banking industry, and in functions such as accounting and budget planning.

      Certificate of Accomplishment, Business Economics

      This Certificate of Accomplishment will prepare a student to continue toward the attainment of an Associate Degree and/or for an entry-level position in a small/medium-sized business in functions such as accounting, finance or budget planning.  Additionally, this may prepare the student for a variety of starting positions in government planning.

      Course offerings

      Course Name   Fall   Winter Spring Summer
      ACCTG 1A
      Principles of Accounting

      ACCTG 1B
      Principles of Accounting II

       
      ACCTG 200A
      Introduction to Accounting

      ACCTG 205
      Fundamentals of Tax

         

      ACCTG 228
      Computerized G/L Account Systems

         

      ACCTG 229
      Spreadsheet Accounting

         

      ACCTG 230
      QuickBooks Accounting

         

      ECON 1
      Macro Economic Analysis

      ECON 2
      Micro Economic Analysis

      GBUS 5
      Introduction to Business
      LAW 18A
      Business Law
      LAW 18B
      Business Law