Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog 2016–2017 72 Associate of Applied Science Degree Four Semesters Clerical Accounting (option)—two semesters, graduates receive a diploma Accounting As an Accounting student, you will work extensively with all aspects of the accounting cycle to prepare yourself for entry-level employment in a variety of accounting and financial settings. After the first two semesters of the program, you will be prepared for an entry-level position in bookkeeping and general accounting. If you graduate from the two-year degree program, you will have additional skills useful in a public, private, or government accounting career. As the economy grows, the number of business establishments will increase, requiring more accountants and auditors to set up books, prepare taxes, and provide management advice. If you someday plan on continuing your education to get a bachelor’s degree, you may want to consider the Pre-Professional Accounting program on page 48. _F_IR_S__T_ Y_E__A_R__(F_A__C_E_ _T_O_ _F_A_C_E_ _O_R__ O__N_L_IN__E_)__________________ F__a_ll_ S_e_m__e_s_t_e_r ________________________________________1_6_ Course # Title Credits ACC131-A Principles of Accounting I 4 CSC110-A Introduction to Computers 3 ACC161-E Payroll Accounting 3 Elective Math* 3 COM712-E Business Communications 3 OR ENG105-A Composition I 3 _S_p_ri_n_g_ _S_e_m__e_s_te_r______________________________________1_6_ ACC132-A Principles of Accounting II 4 ACC311-A Computerized Accounting 3 COM741-E Oral Communications 3 OR SPC112-A Public Speaking 3 PSY111-A Introduction to Psychology 3 OR PSY102-E Human and Work Relations 3 ECN120-A Principles of Macroeconomics 3 OR ECN130-A Principles of Microeconomics 3 Clerical Accounting Diploma Awarded SECOND YEAR (COMBINATION of FACE TO FACE and ONLINE or ONLINE ONLY) _F_a_ll_ S_e_m__e_s_t_e_r ________________________________________1_6_ FIN130-A Principles of Finance 3 ACC231-A Intermediate Accounting I 4 ACC261-A Income Tax Accounting 3 BUS185-A Business Law I 3 MGT101-A Principles of Management 3 _S_p_ri_n_g_ _S_e_m__e_s_te_r______________________________________1_5_ ACC221-A Cost Accounting 3 ACC232-A Intermediate Accounting II 4 BCA148-C Advanced Spreadsheets 2 BUS186-A Business Law II 3 _F_IN_1_2_1_-_A_ ______P_e_r_s_o_n_a_l _F_in_a_n_c_e__________________________3_ * You must select a math course with an A suffix. NOTE: Satisfactory assessment scores and/or prerequisites are required for some courses. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.nwicc.edu/compliance.
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