Accounting (ACCT)

ACCT-120 3 Units Introduction to Accounting

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

An introduction to the field of accounting and the role accounting plays in local, national and transnational businesses. This course will focus on the manual preparation of financial statements, specifically, the bookkeeping rules. This discussion includes the use of journals, ledgers, posting and the closing of the financial records ending with a discussion of the possible uses and analysis of financial statements.

Transfers to CSU only

ACCT-122 3 Units Federal Income Tax for Individuals

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

A comprehensive introduction to the concepts and principles of individual U.S. income tax law. The course will examine federal tax laws applicable to the determination, payments and reporting requirements for individual taxpayers.

Transfers to CSU only

ACCT-125 5 Units Financial Accounting

90 hours lecture; 90 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of ACCT-120 with a minimum grade of C.

This is the study of Accounting as an information system, examining why it is important and how it is used by investors, creditors, and others to make decisions. The course covers the accounting information system, including recording and reporting of business transactions with a focus on the accounting cycle, the application of generally accepted accounting principles, the financial statements, and statement analysis. Includes issues relating to asset, liability and equity valuation, revenue and expense recognition, cash flow, internal controls and ethics.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

ACCT-126 5 Units Managerial Accounting

90 hours lecture; 90 hours total

Prerequisite: Completion of ACCT-125 with a minimum grade of C.

This is the study of how managers use accounting information in decision-making, planning, directing operations and controlling. Focuses on cost terms and concepts, cost behavior, cost structure and cost-volume-profit analysis. Includes issues relating to cost systems, cost control, profit planning, and performance analysis in manufacturing and service environments.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

ACCT-127 3 Units Computer Accounting

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of ACCT-120 or ACCT-125 with a minimum grade of C.

This course provides an introduction to the principles and procedures for using financial accounting software, such as Quickbooks, to set up a company and process normal, ongoing transactions in a small to medium business. Cross-listed with CISA-127.

Transfers to CSU only