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Accounting (ACD)
Program Course Descriptions


BUS101 Math for Business and Finance
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
Utilizes mathematical operations to solve practical business problems. The topics include solving equations, percents with applications, cash and trade discounts, markups and markdowns, simple interest, compound interest, present value, annuities and sinking funds, installment buying and revolving credit cards, statistics, and reading and analyzing financial statements. Other topics may be covered. Fulfills open and business electives.
CMP101 Composition 1
Pre: Placement exam score
Emphasis is on developing skills of writing, reading, analytical thinking, and research. Students are introduced to thought provoking ideas in readings from a variety of disciplines and learn to organize material, analyze ideas, and produce clear writing. Fulfills open and liberal arts electives.
CPS100 Information Technology and Its Applications
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
This course provides an introduction to the technical and social aspect of IT. Topics include computer hardware, software, telecommunications concepts, Web applications, Internet services, ethical issues, data security, and privacy. IT applications in areas such as business, education, and the arts will be examined. Course projects using operating system, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software will be integrated throughout the course. CPS100 may be fulfilled by a challenge exam and successfully completing a 3-credit liberal arts course. Credits are not awarded for passing the challeng exam. (3 lecture hours per week). Fulfills open and liberal arts elective.
MKT101 Marketing
Pre: Communications proficiency
Introduces the role of marketing in business and other organizations. Basic theory and terminology are examined with emphasis on the major components of marketing: product, price, promotion, and distribution.
ACC101/102 Basic Accounting 1 & 2
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
Introduction of the accounting process for the financial enterprise. Students will gain insight to the value of financial reports in business decision-making. Communicative, quantitative, critical thinking and ethical considerations will be emphasized. Topics include: the framework of accounting, the preparation and analysis of financial statements, transaction analysis for service and merchandising operations, inventories, accounting information systems, internal control, and accounting for cash. General ledger software and other appropriate computer applications may be included. Fulfills open and business electives (3 hours of lecture per week)
ACC106 Computer Applications in Accounting
Pre: ACC101 or ACC108 & CPS100 within last 5 years
Utilizes Microsoft Excel and Quickbooks for analyzing and reporting financial data. Excel topics include use of advanced formatting and filtering techniques, functions, tools, tables, charts, as well as collaborating, performing what-if-analysis, automating repetitive tasks, importing and exporting data. Quickbooks topics include maintaining company files, recording invoices, paying vendors, recording sales, journalizing closing entries, processing inventory with discounts and taxes, performing payroll tasks, reconciling accounts and transferring funds. Fulfills open and business electives.(3 hours of combined lecture and lab per week)
BUS102 Business Law
Pre: Communications proficiency
Introduction to business law with emphasis on the formation of a contract, defenses to avoid contractual liability, discharge of contracts, remedies for breach of contract, introduction to the Uniform Commercial Code, sales, warranties, and consumer protection. Fulfills open and business electives.
CMP102-150 Composition 2 Elective
Pre: CMP101
Emphasis is on the principles and practices of newspaper writing, editing and the publication of printed media, typography, copyfitting, headline writing, and photo journalism. Two lectures and one writing lab are scheduled each week. The work may include writing for college or community publications. Fulfills open, liberal arts, composition 2, and humanities electives.
MGT102 Principles of Management
Pre: Communications proficiency
Covers the fundamentals of management including the functions of planning, organizing, influencing, and controlling in organizations. Prepares business students to better understand the management process.
ACC203 Managerial Accounting
Pre: ACC102 or ACC108
Emphasizes the use of cost issues for management to make informed decisions for business planning. Topics include cost classifications, job cost systems, process costing, cost behavior, cost- volume-profit analysis, budgeting with variance analysis using standard costs, relevant costs for decision making, capital investments, Activity Based Costing and financial statement analysis; additional topics may be covered. Fulfills open and business electives. (3 lecture hours per week)
ACC208 Taxation
Pre: ACC101 or ACC108
Presents an introduction to personal and business taxation. Topics include filing status and dependency determination, income inclusions and exclusions, components of total income, allowable deductions and credits. Introduces taxation of partnerships and corporations. The course may include software with Individual Taxation applications. Fulfills open and business electives. (3 lecture hours per week)
MGT202 Corporate Finance
Pre: ACC102 or ACC108
From a corporate perspective, covers organizational and administrative tools of finance including budgets, financial analysis, financial planning, the stock market, and the time value of money. Also covers short, intermediate, and long-term asset financing requirements of a business enterprise.
ACC201/202 Intermediate Accounting 1 & 2
Pre: ACC102 or ACC108
An in-depth study of accounting concepts, theory, and principles as applied to financial accounting. Focuses on the preparation and analysis of the income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flows. Emphasis is on accounting issues relating to cash, temporary investments, receivables, inventories, and time value of money. Fulfills open and business electives. (3 lecture hours per week)
LA-ELECTIVE Liberal Arts Elective(s)
COP202 Cooperative Education/Internship
Pre: 2.0 CQPA, CMP101 & 27 credits in student's program
Enhances career development and professional growth by integrating classroom study and seminar sessions with a faculty supervised 120 hour work experience in the student's academic major. Focuses on developing job search skills, work ethics, human relations and communications skills needed for success in the workplace. Course registration is subject to the availability of an approved internship/cooperative education work site.
ECO-ELECTIVE Economics Elective(s)
LA-ELECTIVE Liberal Arts Elective(s)
North Shore Community College reserves the right to make changes in courses, program requirements, policies, and regulations as circumstances dictate. There is no guarantee that any listed course will be offered in any given semester.
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