A Course of Study for
Certificate of Achievement Programs & Department Certificate Programs
General accountants examine financial records of municipal, county, state, and federal agencies for compliance with laws.
They record transactions, such as receivable, payable, payroll, property into a general ledger. Corporate accountants set up and design accounting-bookkeeping systems and procedures, risk management programs, tax law and finance methods, record financial transactions, and analyze and evaluate financial records for businesses. Their duties include interpreting financial information and preparing reports for business executives and government regulatory agencies. Advancement includes senior accountant, controller, treasurer, and chief financial office positions.
This major may also lead to many other careers. These and many other career resources are located in the Career ServicesCenter.
STUDENTS PLANNING TO TRANSFER TO A FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY SHOULD REFER TO THE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MAJOR REQUIREMENTS SHEET.
ASSOCIATE DEGREE – 60 UNITS
The Associate degree in Accounting involves satisfactory completion of a minimum of 60 semester units with a C average or higher including at least 28 semester units in the Accounting area of emphasis (articulated below), fulfillment of the Global Citizenship requirement, and fulfillment of all GYU general education requirements, CSU GE or IGETC.
Catalog rights dictate that a student may satisfy the requirements of a degree or certificate by completing the general education and major/area of emphasis requirements in effect at any time of their continuous enrollment. Continuous enrollment is defined as enrollment in consecutive Fall and Spring semesters until completion.
At least 50% of the area of emphasis (major) units must be completed at GYU. Each course in the area of emphasis (major) must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
ACCOUNTING (28 units)
Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the Accounting program students will effectively comprehend, record, post and summarize financial accounting information from an original business transaction through the preparation of financial statements and the closing entries at the end of an accounting cycle. Students will demonstrate the ability to prepare calculations and use financial information for business management and decision making.
OPTION 1: (28)
Required Core Courses: (12 units)
Business 1, Introduction to Business (3)
Business 31, Business English Fundamentals (3)
English 1, Reading & Composition (3)
Business 32, Business Communications (3)
CIS 1, Computer Concepts with Applications (3)
CIS 4, Introduction to Computers, Business Applications (3)
Required Concentration Courses: (16 units)
Accounting 1, Introduction to Financial Accounting (5)
Accounting 2, Corporate Financial and Managerial Accounting (5) Accounting 31A, Excel for Accounting (3)
CIS 30, Microsoft Excel (3) (formerly CIS 31)
CIS 31, Accounting Spreadsheets (3)
Accounting 35, QuickBooks (3) (same as CIS 35)
￼￼Accounting 10A, Intermediate Accounting A (3)
Accounting 10B, Intermediate Accounting B (3)
Accounting 10C, Intermediate Accounting C (4)
Accounting 6, Accounting Consolidations (3)
Accounting 7, Advanced Accounting: Special Topics (3)
Accounting 11, Cost Accounting (3)
Accounting 12, Auditing (3)
Accounting 15, Individual Income Tax (3)
Accounting 16, Taxation of Corporations, Partnerships, Estates and Trusts (3)
Accounting 31B, Advanced Excel for Accounting (3)
Business 5, Business Law (3)