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Accounting

Department Overview
Accountants analyze and interpret essential information about business operations and contribute vitally to important policies and decisions. Pierce College's accounting programs offer instruction in practical accounting combined with fundamental understanding of general business operations. Graduates can expect to find career opportunities in a variety of positions such as accounting clerks, accounting assistants, junior accountants, bookkeepers and management trainees.

Program Outcomes
Students will:
Possess the necessary skills to perform basic functions of entry level bookkeeping/accounting positions, e.g.: accounting/bookkeeping clerk or assistant Accountant/Jr. accountant
Management trainee
Business owner

Know how to apply related accounting knowledge such as taxation, payroll, auditing in performing accounting/bookkeeping functions/work.
Use computer and related tools to perform financial reports and management reports.
Be aware of the ethical issues facing the profession and the value of a responsible citizen.
Understand choices for professional development and career change.

Course Listing

Course Listings for Accounting
ACCT 101 - SURVEY OF ACCOUNTING (FORMERLY ACCNT 101)General Degree Requirement
ACCT 131 - QUICKBOOKSGeneral Degree Requirement
ACCT 132 - QUICKBOOKS II
ACCT 150 - INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING AND BOOKKEEPING IGeneral Degree Requirement
ACCT 151 - INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING AND BOOKKEEPING IIGeneral Degree Requirement
ACCT 179 - FEDERAL INCOME TAX PREP (FORMERLY ACCNT 179)General Degree Requirement
ACCT 180 - ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS (FORMERLY ACCNT 180)General Degree Requirement
ACCT& 201 - Prin of Accounting I (formerly BUS 210 - CCN)General Degree RequirementGeneral Transferable Electives
ACCT& 202 - Prin of Accounting II (formerly BUS 220 - CCN)General Degree RequirementGeneral Transferable Electives
ACCT& 203 - Prin of Accounting III (formerly BUS 230 - CCN)General Degree RequirementGeneral Transferable Electives
ACCT 275 - PAYROLL & BUSINESS TAXES (FORMERLY ACCNT 275)General Degree Requirement
ACCT 276 - NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT AND REPORTINGGeneral Degree Requirement
ACCT 287 - INCOME TAX PRACTICUM (FORMERLY ACCNT 287)General Degree RequirementPre-College & Prerequisite