Sep 30, 2023  
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2022-2023 
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Accounting Assistant, Diploma

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Offered at Ottumwa Campus

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

  1. Be able to communicate effectively, both written and orally.
  2. Be able to use spreadsheets as they pertain to accounting reports and calculations.
  3. Be able to use computerized accounting systems.
  4. Create, edit, and balance accounts based on GAAP.
  5. Explain and utilize data for product costing and management decision making.
  6. Understand basic concepts of the business system as a whole with an emphasis on economic and social topics.
  7. Organize information from multiple sources.
  8. Apply information from tables or graphs to locate malfunctions or selected actions.
  9. Make accurate observations.
  10. Develop sequential instructions.
  11. Given a problem, identify and evaluate alternative solutions and arrive at a workable solution.
  12. Identify cause and effect relationship.
Program Total: 47 Credits

Total: 12 Credits

Total: 13 Credit

Total: 10 Credits

Total: 12 Credits


*Refer to General Education Course Requirements (A.A.S.)  for approved courses.

*Optional Course

  BUS 128 Foundation to Entrepreneurship

  WBL 100 Exploring Careers

  WBL 140 Workplace Project Based Learning

  WBL 142 Workplace Project Based Learning: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

  WBL 150 Job Shadowing

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