Business Education Division
Business Education: Major areas include Accounting; Business Technology; Culinary Arts; and Hospitality and Tourism. These areas of emphasis may lead to a Certificate of Competence, a Certificate of Completion, a Certificate of Achievement, or an Associate in Applied Science Degree.
The accounting curriculum promotes the dynamic yet practical nature of the accounting profession. An emphasis on the integration of knowledge and technology forms a solid foundation that will support versatile career and educational endeavors. Students are engaged in skills and competencies to succeed as paraprofessionals in business environments such as bookkeeping, payroll processing, tax preparation or supporting roles in government, new or continuing small businesses, or other large industries such as hospitality, tourism, or agriculture. All certificates and degrees allow students to blend a mixture of college-level, technical, occupational, and/or baccalaureate-leading, transferable courses. The curriculum is considerate of socio-economic and academic diversity and encourages life-long learning.
A grade of "C" or higher in all Accounting program courses is required for graduation.
A GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses applicable toward the degree or certificate is needed to meet graduation requirements.
Accounting Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)
1. Convey financial information clearly and appropriately to the audience and purpose.
2. Organize, analyze, interpret, and present timely and accurate financial information.
3. Apply accounting principles and techniques as needed.
4. Use standard and emerging technologies to perform basic office functions and to improve quality and productivity.
5. Maintain professional and personal development.
6. Demonstrate work attitude, behavior, and appearance that contribute to continued employability.
7. Use critical thinking skills that reflect legal and ethical standards and values of the accounting profession.