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Accounting

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Accounting program is designed for students seeking to gain skills and knowledge in the field of accounting and tax. Possible entry-level positions for this program include accounting clerk, accounts payable/receivable clerk, claims clerk, credit clerk, bookkeeper, accounting intern, or comparable positions. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Accounting and a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Enrolled Agent are also available.

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Accounting (CER)
Total Credits Required
24-27
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses in the program.
Consultation with an Academic Advisor is recommended for course selection.

This program replaces:
CCL/5156 Accounting Specialized Para-Professional
CCL/5157 Bookkeeping

What You'll Learn
  • Use basic mathematics and accounting principles to report the financial position of an organization. (ACC105, ACC111, ACC112, ACC115, ACC121, ACC211, ACC212, ACC221, ACC222, ACC230, ACC240)
  • Apply current technology to specific business tasks. (ACC115, CIS105, CIS114DE)
  • Evaluate the legal, ethical and social implications of business decisions and their impact on various individuals, groups and societies. (ACC111, ACC121, ACC221, GBS151)
  • Demonstrate critical thinking through written and oral formats. (GBS151)
  • Apply functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing, labor relations, and risk to business situations. (GBS151)
  • Apply principles and practices of accounting to analyze and interpret general purpose financial statements. (ACC105, ACC111, ACC112, ACC115, ACC121, ACC211, ACC212, ACC221, ACC222, ACC230, ACC240)
  • Apply basic rules of financial accounting to business transactions. (ACC105, ACC111, ACC112, ACC115, ACC121, ACC211, ACC212, ACC221, ACC222, ACC230, ACC240)
  • Apply basic rules of managerial accounting to business decision making. (ACC212, ACC240)
  • Apply appropriate procedures to prepare individual, partnership, and corporate taxes, including tax reporting for income, payroll, sales, and personal property. (ACC105, ACC121, ACC221, ACC222)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of compliance in accounting, reporting and tax. (ACC105, ACC121, ACC221, ACC222)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:24-27
ACC111Accounting Principles I (3) AND
ACC230Uses of Accounting Information I (3) AND
ACC240Uses of Accounting Information II (3)
OR
ACC111Accounting Principles I (3) AND
ACC112Accounting Principles II (3) AND
ACC212Managerial Accounting (3)
OR
ACC211Financial Accounting (3) AND
ACC212Managerial Accounting (3)6-9
 
ACC105Payroll, Sales and Property Taxes (3) OR
ACC222Payroll Accounting (3)3
 
ACC121Individual Tax Preparation (3) OR
ACC221Tax Accounting (3)3
 
ACC115Computerized Accounting3
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
GBS151Introduction to Business3
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
None
Free Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
None

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.