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  • ACA-090 - Study Skills
    This course is intended for those who placed into credit-level course work but who are not maintaining satisfactory academic progress toward meeting program goals. Topics include study skills, note taking, learning styles and strategies, test taking, goal setting, and self-assessment skills. Upon completion, students should be able to manage their learning experiences to successfully meet educational goals.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 3
    Lab:
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
  • ACA-111 - College Student Success
    This course introduces the college's physical, academic, and social environment and promotes the personal development essential for success. Topics include campus facilities and resources; policies, procedures, and programs; study skills; and life management issues such as health, self-esteem, motivation, goal-setting, diversity, and communication. Upon completion, students should be able to function effectively within the college environment to meet their educational objectives.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 1
    Lab:
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 1
  • ACA-120 - Career Assessment
    This course provides the information and strategies necessary to develop clear personal, academic, and professional goals. Topics include personality styles, goal setting, various college curricula, career choices, and campus leadership development. Upon completion, students should be able to clearly state their personal, academic, and professional goals and have a feasible plan of action to achieve those goals.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 1
    Lab:
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 1
  • ACA-121 - Managing a Team
    This course focuses on the process of the individual with an awareness of the reality in the collective teamwork approach for the workplace emphasizing process-orientation. Topics include how teams work, team effectiveness, team-building techniques, positive thinking, and leadership principles. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how teamwork strengthens ownership, involvement, and responsibility in the workplace.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 1
    Lab:
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 1
  • ACA-122 - College Transfer Success
    This course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic and professional goals beyond the community college experience. Topics include the CAA, college policies and culture, career exploration, gathering information on senior institutions, strategic planning, critical thinking, and communications skills for a successful academic transition. Upon completion, students should be able to develop an academic plan to transition successfully to senior institutions.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom:
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 1
    Take 1 group;
    Take DRE-096(S23641);
    Take ENG-070(S16349) RED-070(S10648);
    L11665
  • ACA-220 - Professional Transition
    This course provides preparation for meeting the demands of employment or education beyond the community college experience. Emphasis is placed on strategic planning, gathering information on workplaces or colleges, and developing human interaction skills for professional, academic, and/or community life. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully make the transition to appropriate workplaces or senior institutions.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 1
    Lab:
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 1
  • ACC-120 - Principles of Financial Accounting
    This course introduces business decision-making using accounting information systems. Emphasis is placed on analyzing, summarizing, reporting, and interpreting financial information. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare financial statements, understand the role of financial information in decision-making and address ethical considerations.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 3
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 4
  • ACC-121 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
    This course includes a greater emphasis on managerial and cost accounting skills. Emphasis is placed on managerial accounting concepts for external and internal analysis, reporting and decision-making. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret transactions relating to managerial concepts including product-costing systems.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 3
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 4
    S54275
  • ACC-122 - Principles of Financial Accounting II
    This course provides additional instruction in the financial accounting concepts and procedures introduced in ACC 120. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of specific balance sheet accounts, with in-depth instruction of the accounting principles applied to these accounts. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze data, prepare journal entries, and prepare reports in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 3
    Lab:
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
    S54307
  • ACC-129 - Individual Income Taxes
    This course introduces the relevant laws governing individual income taxation. Topics include tax law, electronic research and methodologies, and the use of technology for preparation of individual income tax returns. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze basic tax scenarios, research applicable tax law, and complete various individual tax forms.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 2
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
    Take ACC-120(S20278);
    L11901
  • ACC-130 - Business Income Taxes
    This course introduces the relevant laws governing business and fiduciary income taxes. Topics include tax law relating to business organizations, electronic research and methodologies, and the use of technology for the preparation of business tax returns. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze basic tax scenarios, research applicable tax law, and complete various business tax forms.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 2
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
    Take ACC-129(S20283);
    L11899
  • ACC-131 - Federal Income Taxes
    This course provides an overview of federal income taxes for individuals, partnerships, and corporations. Topics include tax law, electronic research and methodologies and the use technology for the preparation of individual and business tax returns. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze basic tax scenarios, research applicable tax laws, and complete federal tax returns for individuals, partnerships, and corporations.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 2
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
  • ACC-132 - NC Business Taxes
    This course introduces the relevant laws governing North Carolina taxes as they apply to business. Topics include sales taxes, income taxes for business entities, payroll taxes, unemployment taxes, and other taxes pertaining to the State of North Carolina. Upon completion, students should be able to maintain a company's records to comply with the laws governing North Carolina business taxes.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 2
    Lab:
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 2
  • ACC-140 - Payroll Accounting
    This course covers federal and state laws pertaining to wages, payroll taxes, payroll tax forms, and journal and general ledger transactions. Emphasis is placed on computing wages; calculating social security, income, and unemployment taxes; preparing appropriate payroll tax forms; and journalizing/posting transactions. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze data, make appropriate computations, complete forms, and prepare accounting entries using appropriate technology.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 1
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 2
    Take 1 group;
    Take ACC-115(S12924) CIS-110(S21058);
    Take ACC-115(S12924) CIS-111(S21059);
    Take ACC-120(S10290) CIS-110(S21058);
    Take ACC-120(S10290) CIS-111(S21059);
    S54262
  • ACC-149 - Intro to Acc Spreadsheets
    This course provides a working knowledge of computer spreadsheets and their use in accounting. Topics include pre-programmed problems, model-building problems, beginning-level macros, graphics, and what-if analysis enhancements of template problems. Upon completion, students should be able to use a computer spreadsheet to complete many of the tasks required in accounting.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 1
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 2
    Take 1 group;
    Take ACC-115(S12924) CIS-110(S21058);
    Take ACC-115(S12924) CIS-111(S21059);
    Take ACC-120(S10290) CIS-110(S21058);
    Take ACC-120(S10290) CIS-111(S21059);
    S53860
  • ACC-150 - Accounting Software Applications
    This course introduces microcomputer applications related to accounting systems. Topics include general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, payroll, and correcting, adjusting, and closing entries. Upon completion, students should be able to use a computer accounting package to solve accounting problems.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 1
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 2
    Take 1 group;
    Take ACC-115(S12924) CIS-110(S21058);
    Take ACC-115(S12924) CIS-111(S21059);
    Take ACC-120(S10290) CIS-110(S21058);
    Take ACC-120(S10290) CIS-111(S21059);
    S54203
  • ACC-151 - Accounting Spreadsheet Applications
    This course is designed to facilitate the use of spreadsheet technology as applied to accounting principles. Emphasis is placed on using spreadsheet software as a problem-solving and decision-making tool. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display an analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 1
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 2
    S56127
  • ACC-152 - Advanced Software Applications
    This course provides continued exposure to commercial accounting software and the opportunity to refine skills developed in ACC 150. Emphasis is placed on advanced applications of software packages. Upon completion, students should be able to use commercial software to complete complex accounting tasks.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 1
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 2
    S54320
  • ACC-170 - Technical Accounting
    This course introduces the use of accounting for decision making and covers integration of financial accounting with managerial concepts. Topics include essentials of financial accounting and analysis, product costing, activity-based costing systems, budgeting, and financial planning. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and develop financial statements and demonstrate an understanding of accounting transactions and product costing systems.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 2
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
  • ACC-175 - Hotel and Restaurant Accounting
    This course covers generally accepted accounting principles and the uniform system of accounts for small hotels and motels of the American Hotel and Motel Association. Emphasis is placed on the accounting cycle, analysis of financial statements, and payroll procedures including treatment of tips. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the accounting principles and procedures used in hotels and restaurants.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 3
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 4
    Take MAT-110(S23926);
    L11815
  • ACC-180 - Practices in Bookkeeping
    This course provides advanced instruction in bookkeeping and record-keeping functions. Emphasis is placed on mastering adjusting entries, correction of errors, depreciation, payroll, and inventory. Upon completion, students should be able to conduct all key bookkeeping functions for small businesses.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 3
    Lab:
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
    S54334
  • ACC-215 - Ethics in Accounting
    This course introduces students to professional codes of conduct and ethics adopted by professional associations and state licensing boards for accountants, auditors, and fraud examiners. Topics include research and discussion of selected historical and contemporary ethical cases and issues as they relate to accounting and business. Upon completion, students should be able to apply codes, interpret facts and circumstances, as they relate to accounting firms and business activities.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 3
    Lab:
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
    S54344
  • ACC-220 - Intermediate Accounting I
    This course is a continuation of the study of accounting principles with in-depth coverage of theoretical concepts and financial statements. Topics include generally accepted accounting principles and extensive analysis of balance sheet components. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the conceptual framework underlying financial accounting, including the application of financial standards.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 3
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 4
    S55294
  • ACC-221 - Intermediate Accounting II
    This course is a continuation of ACC 220. Emphasis is placed on special problems which may include leases, bonds, investments, ratio analyses, present value applications, accounting changes, and corrections. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display an analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 3
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 4
    S52629
  • ACC-225 - Cost Accounting
    This course introduces the nature and purposes of cost accounting as an information system for planning and control. Topics include direct materials, direct labor, factory overhead, process, job order, and standard cost systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display an analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 3
    Lab:
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
    S52708
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