Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Business Administration: Accounting

Business & Information Technology

203 Nielsen Hall

319-398-5416

www.kirkwood.edu/businessdept

Entry time
Fall (recommended), Spring, Summer

Award
Associate of Applied Science degree
2 years (5 terms)

Technical Accounting Certificate

1 year (3 terms)

Kirkwood Community College offers several options for students interested in accounting careers. The Business Administration: Accounting AAS degree provides students with the background they need for entry-level positions in general accounting, cost accounting, tax accounting or other specialized areas of financial accounting and financial reporting.

Career opportunities: cost accounting; general accounting; office manager.

The Technical Accounting certificate provides students with the skills needed for employment in entry-level accounting clerk positions. The certificate is a great way to get back into the workforce, change career direction or enhance existing skills.

Career opportunities: accounts payable clerk; accounts receivable clerk; payroll clerk; tax preparer.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

ACC-152

Financial Accounting

4

BUS-101

Orientation to Business Professionalism

1

BUS-102

Introduction to Business

3

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

ENG-105

Composition I

3

 

 

14

Term 2

ACC-156

Managerial Accounting

4

ACC-313

Accounting Applications**

4

ENG-108

Composition II: Technical Writing OR

3

ENG-106

Composition II

 

SPC-112

Public Speaking OR

3

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

 

 

 

14

Term 3

ECN-130

Principles of Microeconomics OR

3

ECN-120

Principles of Macroeconomics

 

MAT-157

Statistics OR

4

 

Approved Math course

 

 

 

7

Term 4

ACC-222

Cost Accounting*

4

ACC-231

Intermediate Accounting I*

4

ACC-265

Income Tax Accounting*

4

PHI-105

Introduction to Ethics

3

 

 

15

Term 5

ACC-232

Intermediate Accounting II**

4

ACC-362

Accounting Spreadsheets**

4

ACC-491

Accounting Capstone**

3

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Business Elective

3

ACC-949

Special Topics OR

1

BUS-192

Professionalism: Business Competition OR

 

BUS-932

Internship

 

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

65

Business Electives

BUS-185

Business Law I

3

MAT-162

Business Statistics

4

ECN-120

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECN-130

Principles of Microeconomics

3

MGT-101

Principles of Management

3

MKT-110

Principles of Marketing

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

3

BUS-932

Internship

3

Technical Accounting Certificate Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

ACC-152

Financial Accounting

4

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

 

 

7

Term 2

ACC-156

Managerial Accounting

4

ACC-265

Income Tax Accounting*

4

 

 

8

Term 3

ACC-313

Accounting Applications**

4

ACC-362

Accounting Spreadsheets**

4

 

 

8

Total program credit hours

23

*Courses are offered only in the fall semester.

**Courses are offered only in the spring semester.

Graduation Requirements
In order to graduate from the Accounting program, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in all accounting courses as well as a cumulative program GPA of 2.0 or higher.

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