Aug 06, 2020  
Academic Program Manuals 2019-2020 
    
Academic Program Manuals 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Specialist - Accounting Program Policies & Procedures


Non-Discrimination Statement

To view the full Non-Discrimination Statement, please visit the College Catalog & Student Handbook or the college website.

Disability Services/Accommodations

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations for special services should contact the IHCC Disability Services office for assistance. Services are available to students who need classroom accommodations, interpreters and/or specialized equipment.

Students who are requesting accommodations must document their disability by providing a written statement signed by a school counselor, physician, psychologist or other health care professional. Statements must include: (a) a description of the disability, (b) a statement of how the disability prohibits one or more major life activities and is a barrier to the student’s full participation in the program, and (c) a description of the specific accommodations to be provided. (Requested accommodations must be related to the individual’s specific disability.)

All requests for accommodations should be made prior to enrollment.

Students should make their requests for accommodations to the Disability Services office at the time they are applying for admission and, preferably, no later than six weeks prior to the beginning of each academic term. All student requests are dealt with in a confidential manner. Students should contact Disability Services by calling (641) 683-5749 (Ottumwa) or (641) 856-2143, ext. 2214 (Centerville) or by email at disabilityservices@indianhills.edu.

Accreditation

Indian Hills Community College is a public post-secondary institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the Higher Learning Commission, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, and (800)621-7440.

Indian Hills Community College is also accredited by the State of Iowa, Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146, (515)281-8260.

Program Learning Outcomes

The following list of program learning outcomes describes the knowledge and skills the student should be able to demonstrate upon completion of the program.

  • Identify the objects of  financial accounting.
  • Explain and utilize data for product costing and management decision making.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use spreadsheets and databases for business reports, queries, and calculations.
  • Apply information from tables or graphs to locate malfunctions or selected actions.
  • Be able to use computerized accounting systems.
  • Understand the types of tax authority and the major sections of Form 1040.
  • Be able to communicate effectively, both written and orally.
  • Recognize the importance of ethical behavior in the business world.
  • Understand the business environment including the theory, nature, and methods of economics in the public and private sector.
  • access and evaluate data effectively.
  • Create an effective work environment to be able to make decisions efficiently.
  • Develop sequential instructions.
  • Given a problem, identify and evaluate alternative solutions and arrive at a workable solution.
  • Identify cause and effect relationship.

Lab Rules

  • Lab users should maintain professional and courteous communication. Electronic devices should be used in a professional manner.
  • No obnoxious distractions or behaviors will be tolerated. Bring headphones.
  • Please operate the equipment with respect and care.
  • Excessive use of paper and materials may require college reimbursement
  • Do not modify any software or files or overwrite the operating system
  • For any hardware, software, printer, paper, or ink problems, please contact IHCC Helpdesk
  • College policy requires compliance with all U.S. copyright laws. Copying software without appropriate authorization violates these laws. Illegal use of materials in the labs is grounds for denial of use of the labs and confiscation of illegally used materials.
  • Any failure to follow these lab rules may result in the loss of your lab privileges.