Opportunities for people in accounting are wide open in business, schools, government offices, and industrial plants in both the public and private sector. Related areas of employment are with computer systems or in office management. An accountant examines, analyzes, and interprets accounting data for the purpose of giving advice and preparing financial statements. The study of accounting occurs through lectures, labs and the use of computers. Certain skills and knowledge are common to accounting career occupations, regardless of specific job titles and are included in all accounting career programs.
 
Course Outline
 
Required Courses
(14 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ACCT 1800 Business Law
ACCT 1814 Payroll Accounting
ACCT 1815 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 1816 Principles of Accounting II
ACCT 1831 Accounting Math & Calculators
ACCT 1834 Computer Accounting Applications I
ACCT 1837 Spreadsheet Concepts & Applications
ACCT 1842 Income Tax
ACCT 2814 Cost Accounting I
ACCT 2821 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 2823 Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 2845 Auditing
ACCT 2847 Fund/Non-Profit
GSWS 1401 Employment Preparation
Total Credits: 46  
 
Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Choose at least one course
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
GSIS 1403 Professional Developmental Skills
GSIS 1502 Human Relations
 
Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Choose at least one course
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ADS 1012 Business Presentations
GSCM 1103 Applied Written Communications (Willmar)
MSM 1205 Business Presentations
 
Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Choose at least one course
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ADS 1014 Written Business Communications
GSCM 1102 Applied Written Communications
GSCM 1103 Applied Written Communications (Willmar)
 
Elective Courses
(select 14 credits from the courses below)
Choose from remaining courses to meet 14-credit electives requirement.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ACCT 2833 Database Concepts & Applications
ADS 1007 Keyboarding
ADS 1014 Written Business Communications
ADS 1018 Personal Finance
ADS 1026 Access
ADS 1027 Business Environment
ADS 1042 PowerPoint
ADS 1045 Computerized Accounting Basics
ADS 2030 Word
BUS 101 Business and the American Economy
ECON 190 Personal Finance
GSCI 1401 Computer Technology
MSM 1212 Personal Finance
MSM 2110 Principles of Supervision
MSM 2203 Management Issues
Total Credits: 14  
 
Total Diploma Credits: 60