Nov 24, 2020  
Academic Program Manuals 2020-2021 
    
Academic Program Manuals 2020-2021

Accounting Assistant 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.

  • Be able to communicate effectively, both written and orally.
  • Be able to use spreadsheets as they pertain to accounting reports and calculations.
  • Be able to use computerized accounting systems.
  • Create, edit, and balance accounts based on GAAP.
  • Explain and utilize data for product costing and management decision making.
  • Understand basic concepts of the business system as a whole with an emphasis on economic and social topics.
  • Organize information from multiple sources.
  • Apply information from tables or graphs to locate malfunctions or selected actions.
  • Make accurate observations.
  • 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.