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Program Requirements

Accounting Assistant

Technical Diploma  |  31-101-1

Start Dates: August, January

Effective: August 2024

First Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

101-100Orientation to Accounting1Students develop skills to enhance their success in college and their accounting careers. These skills include self-assessment, time management, electronic file management, study skills, learning styles, active reading, communication skills, PowerPoint skills and career development. Students research the accounting field through research on the Internet, current periodicals and career information surveys. Also, students develop an accounting academic plan and explore the resources available for accounting students at CVTC.

101-111Accounting I4This course prepares the learner to understand and apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to analyze, record, summarize, and interpret accounting information. The course focuses on completing the accounting cycle, including business transactions and preparing financial statements for service and merchandising businesses.

101-121Payroll Accounting3The learner will make the necessary payroll calculations and record keeping, including social security taxes, income tax withholdings, and other deductions. They will also maintain employee earnings records, record journal entries and generate payroll reports. A comprehensive payroll project is required.

101-149Intro to QuickBooks2This is a computerized accounting course where the student is expected to have a basic understanding of the accounting fundamentals to be applied to the QuickBooks bookkeeping system. The learner will post transactions within the system including receipting for cash sales and sales on account as well as purchasing on account and with cash. The learner will also perform the bank reconciliations and financial statement preparation with the QuickBooks system.

809-198Intro to Psychology3This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences. Additional topics include research methods, biological and environmental impacts, development, sensation and perception, consciousness, intelligence and stress. This course directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.

801-136English Composition 13This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing, and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.


Second Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

101-106Accounting Spreadsheets2101-111 or concurrentThis course introduces students to intermediate Excel concepts with accounting applications. Students will utilize a variety of financial analysis, and database functions as they create, format, and modify worksheets in Excel.

101-113Accounting II4101-111 and 101-149 or concurrentThis course presents basic concepts for partnerships and corporations. It introduces current liabilities, bonds, cash flow statement preparation, financial statement analysis, cost-volume profit, and budgeting. The course includes a practice set in which the student records transactions, records adjusting entries, and prepares financial statements for a corporation.

102-160Business Law3Business Law is designed to help the student develop an understanding of the law and the relationship of the legal system to the business world. After consideration of the legal system, the course reviews contracts, sales and lease contracts, warranties, product liability, consumer law, bailments, creditors' rights, and bankruptcy.

801-196Oral/Interpersonal Comm3Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

804-134Mathematical Reasoning3All college students, regardless of their college major, need to be able to make reasonable decisions about fiscal, environmental, and health issues that require quantitative reasoning skills. An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course may be used as the first of a two part sequence that ends with Quantitative Reasoning as the capstone general education math requirement.



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Minimum Program Credits Required: 31

2.0 Minimum Program Cumulative GPA Required for Graduation
If a student does not enroll in any courses at CVTC for two or more consecutive semesters, the student will be required to reapply with Admissions. Students must abide by any changes in admission requirements and degree requirements.

Updated: 7/10/2023 2:44 p.m.  |  Printed: 2/27/2024 8:25 p.m.

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