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 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
BUS 225 Managerial Accounting
Total Credits: 51  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 49 while the section is listed as having 51 credits.
Elective Courses
(select 8 credits from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
ACCT 2833 Database Concepts & Applications
ADS 1002 Keyboarding/Advanced Word Processing
ADS 1007 Keyboarding
ADS 1008 Keyboarding II
ADS 1009 Electronic Communications
ADS 1018 Personal Finance
ADS 1026 Access
ADS 1032 PowerPoint I/Presentation Graphics
ADS 1045 Computerized Accounting Basics
GSCI 1302 Introduction to Computers
GSWS 1422 Quality Management
GSWS 1432 Problem Solving/Decision Making
GSWS 1442 Team Development
MSM 2110 Principles of Supervision
Total Credits: 8  
Elective Courses
(select 5 credits from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
ADS 1012 Business Presentations
GSCM 1112 Applied Oral Communications
GSIS 1502 Human Relations
GSWS 1401 Employment Preparation
GSWS 1403 Employment Prep & Retention
Total Credits: 5  
Elective Courses
(select 2 credits from the courses below)
Choose one of the following two options for two credits:
Course Title Credits
GSCM 1102 Applied Written Communications
GSCM 1103 Applied Written Communications (Willmar)
Total Credits: 2  
Total Diploma Credits: 66