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Accounting

Accounting Courses

 

ACCTG 010 ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS- FINANCIAL

5 units 

Recommended preparation: MATH 902

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

 

This course explores what financial accounting is,  why it is important, and how it is used by investors  and creditors to make decisions. The course  covers the accounting information system and  the recording and reporting of business transactions  with a focus on the accounting cycle, the  application of generally accepted accounting  principles, the classifed financial statements, and  statement analysis. Financial accounting includes
issues relating to inventory, cash, receivables,  plant assets, intangible assets, current liabilities,  and equity valuation, revenue and expense recognition,  internal controls and ethics. Application  of these topics is also covered using a computerized  accounting system.

 

ACCTG 011 ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS - MANAGERIAL

5 units

Prerequisite: ACCTG 010.

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course examines how managers use accounting information in decision-making, planning, directing operations, and controlling. The focus of the course is on cost terms and concepts, cost behavior, cost structure, costvolume-proit analysis, variance analysis, activitybased costing, responsibility accounting, segment reporting, absorption & variable costing. The course also examines proit planning, standard costs, balanced scorecard, lexible budgeting, operations and capital budgeting, cost control, and accounting for costs in manufacturing organizations including job order and process costing systems. In addition, this course covers accounting for corporations, long-term liabilities, investments, the preparation and content of a cash low statement, and inancial statement analysis.

 

 ACCTG 050 ACCOUNTING FOR SMALL BUSINESS

1 unit

Recommended preparation: MATH 902

Pass/No Pass Option

This course is designed as a non-theoretical, practical approach to accounting with special emphasis on accounting for the smaller business establishment.

 

ACCTG 060A ACCONTING FUNDAMENTALS I- QUICKBOOKS

3 units

Pass/No Pass Option

This course will cover the basics of the accounting cycle for a service organization. The steps involved in the recording and reporting process will be taught irst in a manual environment and then in a computerized environment using the accounting software package.

 

ACCTG 060B ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS II- QUICKBOOKS

3 units

Prerequisites: ACCTG 060A or ACCTG 050 or ACCTG 010

Pass/No Pass Option

This is a course designed for the student with prior accounting knowledge. The course will be devoted to learning the steps in the accounting process for a merchandising organization and speciically, the handling of receivable and payable transactions using the computerized accounting software package, Quickbooks. The course will also cover the handling of basic payroll transactions using Quickbooks software.

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