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  Sep 21, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018

Accounting


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Location:

Ed Beaty Hall, Room 126

Program Chair:

Ellen Swieter, 970.339.6522

Advisors and Faculty:

Lori Hatchell, 970.339.6215, advises students with last names A-L

Gina Jones, 970.339.6679, advises students with last names M-Z

Adam Sanfeliz, 970.339.3544

Degrees/Certificates offered:

Accounting Degree Program (two-year A.A.S. degree)

Accounting Certificate Program (two-semester certificate)

Enrolled Agent Certificate* (two-semester certificate)

     *Note: This program is temporarily not being offered. Contact the department chair for more information.

Accounting (B.S. Franklin Alliance)

Accounting (B.S. Regis University)

Business Administration (B.S. Franklin Alliance)

Essential Skills:

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Ability to Comprehend, Read and Write English
  • Behavioral Stability
  • Cognitive Ability and Critical Thinking Skills

Learning Outcomes: The accounting program will provide the student with a solid background in:

  • Preparing accurate financial statements and reports from various accounting documents and sources.
  • Creating professional business documents using appropriate software and technology.
  • Analyzing the basic accounting concepts and the inter-relationship between balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement.
  • Research issues relating to accounting scenarios and presenting possible solutions.
  • Investigating proficient knowledge from current regulation and be able to research trends and changes.
  • Demonstrate teambuilding, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, timeliness, and job seeking skills.

Potential Opportunities: This program is designed to prepare the student for employment in accounting positions which would include: accounts receivable or accounts payable clerk, cash receipts and disbursements clerk, payroll accounting technician, accountant, and budget or credit analyst.

A student seeking a degree or certificate in Accounting must consult with an accounting advisor at the earliest opportunity. The advisor is in a position to help the student determine if the chosen program is an appropriate plan for meeting the student’s objectives. The advisor can also keep the student informed on the timing and sequencing of courses within the program. Course substitutions may be made when the accounting advisor agrees that alternate courses better fit the career goals and objectives of the student.

General Education Requirements: A minimum of 15 credit hours of General Education Courses are required with advisor’s approval.

Accounting Advisory Committee

Marsha Biddle, Ruesch, Biddle, Larson and Ratliff, CPA

Judy Hicks (chair), Anderson & Whitney

Dave Ruppelt, Accountemps

Marcia Siebring, CPA, Self-employed

Verniece Thomas, United Way of Weld County

 

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