This program provides preparation for entry-level employment as mid-level accountants in manufacturing, retail and service businesses as well as federal, state, and local governmental offices. It is intended for both new students in accounting and for those already employed in accounting. 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 Program at South Suburban College is to deliver a comprehensive education to students to prepare for entry-level positions in the field of accounting and provide promotional opportunities for those already working in the field. Students are also prepared for program specific certifications.
Our vision is to provide students with a clear understanding of the accounting concepts, the accounting cycle, financial statements, and methods to analyze accounting information for effective business decision-making. 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 Program:
- complete the various steps of the accounting cycle and explain the purpose of each step.
- determine the values of assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity; according to generally accepted accounting principles, as well as explain when and why they are used.
- prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements using manual and computerized systems for service, merchandising, and manufacturing businesses.
- utilize planning and control principles to evaluate the performance of an organization and apply differential analysis and present value concepts needed for decision-making.
- gain valuable on-the-job accounting experience by completing and 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 contact the Transfer Center.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. South Suburban College’s Accounting program is structured to help you meet your goals. You can complete a short-term certificate in as little as 16 credit hours. Additional coursework will help you work toward a Certificate and/or Associate of Applied Science or transfer degree.
“As an accounting student at South Suburban College, you’ll learn more and do more than you ever expected. The small class size and personalized assistance from instructors gave me the confidence and motivation to succeed.”
Accounting Associates Degree (ACC.AAS)
PLEASE NOTE: Business Elective is defined as any ACC, BUS, BLW, OAT, CIS/MIS, or ECO 202.
Keyboarding is an expected proficiency of touch typing shown by taking OAT 100 or having had high school courses or demonstrating proficiency through ECEP.
Accounting Certificate (ACC.CERT)
|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.|
|OCS 121||Overview for College Success||1|
|ACC 100||Personal Income Tax||3|
|ACC 120||Financial Accounting||4|
|ACC 121||Managerial Accounting||3|
|ACC 130||Computerized Accounting (Quickbooks)||3|
|ACC 200||Cost Accounting||3|
|BLW 201||Introduction to Business Law||3|
|BUS 108||Introductions to Business||3|
|MIS 101||Computer Literacy and Applications||3|
|Elective||ACC 260, ACC 290, BLW 203, BUS 220, OAT 172||3|
|Minimum for Certificate:||34|