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Accounting (ACD)
Program Course Descriptions


ACC101 Basic Accounting 1
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 elective. (3 hours of lecture per week)
BUS120 Computer Applications for Business
Pre: Communications and Mathematics proficiency
This course provides a hands-on experience in the use of business computer applications. Students will gain practical knowledge of spreadsheet, word processor, database and pertinent internet technologies. Students will develop their skills utilizing tools from the Microsoft Office Suite and collaboration tools from the Google G-Suite. Topics include: Document formatting, forms and reports design, creating smart interrelated spreadsheets with complex formulas and functions, representing data with meaningful graphs, relational database design, queries, remote collaboration, file sharing, and file and storage management. Fulfills open elective. (3 hours of lecture per week)
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.
ECO103 Principles of Macroeconomics
Pre: Communications Proficiency
The study of the overall level of economic activity - output, employment, and prices - and the forces that shape that activity. Topics include: national income accounting; the role of consumption, saving, investment, and government spending; money and economic activity; the tools of public policy available which may be used to promote the macro goals of growth, full employment, and price stability; the different economic maps of reality that explain and shape our decisions about economic landscape. Fulfills open, liberal arts, and social science 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.
ACC102 Basic Accounting 2
Pre: ACC101
A continuation of ACC101 applying communicative, quantitative, and critical thinking skills to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Topics include: accounting for receivables, plant assets, natural resources, intangible assets, investments, payroll, accounting for various types of equity, introductory current and long term liabilities, partnerships, corporations, and preparation of the Cash Flow Statement. General ledger software and other appropriate computer applications may be included. Fulfills open elective. (3 hours of lecture 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 elective.
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.
ECO104 Principles of Microeconomics
Pre: Communications Proficiency
A study of the economics of markets and market economies. This study of individual decision makers and their interaction in markets includes: the basic concepts of demand, supply, and the price mechanism; elasticity; the economics of the firm and market structures; the microeconomic role of government; the distribution of income; international trade and finance; the problems of economic development, and comparative economic systems. Fulfills open, liberal arts, and social science electives.
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.
ACC103 Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks
ACC110 Small Business Computerized Accounting
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiency
This course provides an overview of a computerized accounting system for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Topics include: Handling company files, backing up and restoring company information, entering and paying vendor bills, invoicing and receiving payments, managing inventories, new company setup-express start, payroll setup, and banking and reconciling accounts. Fulfills open electives.
ACC201 Intermediate Accounting 1
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 elective. (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 elective. (3 lecture hours per week)
BUS103 Advanced Excel
LA-ELECTIVE Liberal Arts Elective
ACC202 Intermediate Accounting 2
BUS112 Contemporary Organizational Communications
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
This course provides students with the tools needed to communicate effectively and efficiently in a dynamic business environment. The course incorporates the latest trends in workplace communication technology to help students develop suitable business messages. Topics include: ethical and intercultural communications, business etiquette skills, composing business messages, customer service, business reports, and sales presentations. Fulfills open elective.
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.
LA-ELECTIVE Liberal Arts Elective
PHI116 Ethics
Pre: Communications Proficiency
Study of the philosophical approach to moral experience. A systematic inquiry into human conduct with the purpose of discovering both the rules that ought to govern human action and the goods that are worth seeking in human life. Both classical and contemporary philosophers are studied. Fulfills open, liberal arts, and humanities electives.
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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