The modern corporation recognizes a strong interrelationship among accounting, data processing and management. The Accounting Systems-Information Management program is designed to meet the needs of individuals to effectively function within a modern business environment. Graduates of this program will be prepared to perform more knowledgeably and effectively in the interrelated areas of accounting, data processing and management. This program has been articulated with some area high schools. Recent high school graduates may have earned credit in this program through high school coursework. Refer to page 31 for more information.
The mission of the Accounting Systems – Information Management Program at South Suburban College is to prepare students to effectively function within a modern business environment, as it relates to understanding financial analysis, information technology, and management. Students will also prepare for program specific certifications.
Our vision is to provide students with a clear understanding of accounting software: to include setup for a new company, chart of accounts, transaction tracking, and related documents associated with the use of accounting information systems in the business environment. Student will be better prepared to enter into a four year university or increase their job opportunities.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Through quality instruction from faculty and input from the Advisory Board Committee, the following goals have been established for the Accounting Systems – Information Management Program:
- perform more knowledgeably and effectively in the interrelated areas of accounting, data processing and management;
- setting up a new company and chart of accounts;
- recording transactions with customers, vendors and employees;
- managing lists;
- running reports;
- customize reports and forms and generating letters;
- enter payments, deposits, paying bills;
- work with bank accounts;
- analyze financial data;
- track and pay sales tax;
- create payroll;
- gain valuable on-the-job work experience using accounting information systems by completing an internship within a professional office environment.
This program has been articulated with some area high schools. Recent high school graduates may have earned credit in this program through high school coursework. Refer to the Dual Credit webpage for more information.
Students enrolled in this program who intend to transfer should consult the Transfer Center.
|Overview for College Success||Credits|
|Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.|
|ENG 101||Composition and Rhetoric||3|
|ACC 120||Financial Accounting||4|
|BUS 108||Introduction to Business||3|
|MIS 101||Computer Literacy and Applications||3|
|GROUP IV||Mathematics Elective (MTH 165 recommended)||3|
|OAT 100||Basic Keyboarding Skills (optional) ||1.5|
|OAT 172||Business Communication||3|
|ACC 121||Managerial Accounting||3|
|MIS 205||Computer – Systems Development||3|
|GROUP II||Humanities Elective||3|
|SPE 108||Oral Communication||3|
|BLW 201||Introduction to Business Law||3|
|ACC 130||Computerized Accounting (Quickbooks)||3|
|MIS 250||Information Systems Administration||3|
|MIS 110||Microsoft Windows Operating Systems||3|
|GROUP III||Social and Behavioral Science Elective||3|
|ACC 200||Cost Accounting||3|
|BUS 220||Principles of Management||3|
|BUS 227||Human Resources Administration||3|
|MIS 206||Field Project I||3|
|Business Elective (Defined as any ACC, BUS, BLW, OAT, CIS/MIS or ECO 202.)||3|
|Minimum for Degree:||64|
|1. Keyboarding is an expected proficiency of touch typing control shown by taking OAT 100 or having had high school course(s) or demonstrating proficiency through ECEP.|
Accounting Basic Certificates
Please note: Keyboarding is an expected proficiency of touch typing shown by taking OAT 100 or having had high school courses or demonstrating proficiency through ECEP.