Non-Discrimination Policy: It is the policy of Indian Hills Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). Read the full policy here.
Accounting Assistant is a one-year (four-term) program which provides the student with the background needed for a career in accounting or associated fields. This diploma provides continued education in the accounting and computer areas to better the student’s skills and performance in related business functions. Students will be introduced to the accounting principles and theories needed for today’s business environment.
To enroll, complete an application and attend any required academic orientation and information session. Students may enter this program at the beginning of the Fall, Winter and Spring terms. Students meeting all program and graduation requirements receive a diploma.
Program Learning Outcomes
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