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This program is for the 2012-2013 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.
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The Accounting curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the “language of business,” accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.

In addition to course work in accounting principles, theories, and practice, students will study business law, finance, management, and economics. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies. With work experience and additional education, an individual may advance in the accounting profession.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2012-2013 (Updated Aug 21, 2013)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A25100

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-111 College Student Success 1 0 0 1
ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 0 4
BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3 0 0 3
BUS-137 Principles of Management 3 0 0 3
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
OST-131 Keyboarding 1 2 0 2
Total: 16
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACC-121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 2 0 4
BUS-115 Business Law I 3 0 0 3
BUS-125 Personal Finance 3 0 0 3
CTS-130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
ENG-111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
Total: 16
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ECO-251 Principles of Microeconomics 3 0 0 3
ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
Mathematics 3 0 0 3-4
Total: 9-10
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACC-129 Individual Income Taxes 2 2 0 3
ACC-140 Payroll Accounting 1 2 0 2
or COE-111 Co-Op Work Experience I 0 0 10 1
ACC-150 Accounting Software Applications 1 2 0 2
ACC-220 Intermediate Accounting I 3 2 0 4
ACC-225 Cost Accounting 3 0 0 3
Total: 13-14
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACC-221 Intermediate Accounting II 3 2 0 4
BUS-280 REAL Small Business 4 0 0 4
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 0 0 3
Total: 14

Total Credit Hours: 68-70

Mathematics: Choose at least 3 hours from the following courses
MAT-140 Survey of Mathematics 3 0 0 3
or MAT-151 Statistics I 3 0 0 3
or MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra 3 0 0 3
and MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra Lab 0 2 0 1

Certificate in Accounting C25100

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 0 4
ACC-129 Individual Income Taxes 2 2 0 3
BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3 0 0 3
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
OST-131 Keyboarding 1 2 0 2
Total: 15

Total Credit Hours: 15

Diploma in Accounting D25100

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Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 0 4
ACC-129 Individual Income Taxes 2 2 0 3
BUS-137 Principles of Management 3 0 0 3
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
ENG-111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
OST-131 Keyboarding 1 2 0 2
Total: 18
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACC-121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 2 0 4
BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3 0 0 3
BUS-115 Business Law I 3 0 0 3
BUS-125 Personal Finance 3 0 0 3
CTS-130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
Total: 19

Total Credit Hours: 37