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Accounting Course Descriptions

ACT 101   Applied Accounting ...   3

Introduces the accounting cycle. Basic concepts covered include double-entry bookkeeping and examination of basic financial reports such as the balance sheet, statement of owner's equity and income statement. Emphasis on cash receipts, cash disbursements, accounts receivable and accounts payable. Some assignments made using general ledger accounting software. Intended to be the first accounting course for students who have not taken high school accounting or have no accounting experience.

ACT 105   Personal Accounting and Finance ...   3

Overview of practical business procedures, covering banking procedures (ATM, statements), investment matters, budgeting, insurance, payroll and associated taxes, interest, marketing and other economic issues, and other areas important to economic survival in a highly sophisticated business environment.

ACT 110   Financial Accounting I ...   4

Prerequisites: ACT 101 or high school accounting or department approval and MAT 098 or ASMNT A121.

Introduction to financial accounting, through the theory and logic underlying accounting procedures as well as the measurement and presentation of financial data. Brief review of the basic accounting cycle. Development of fundamental concepts in determination of income and presentation of financial position of business firms. Exposure to partnership accounting as well as coverage of corporation accounting including stocks, stockholder equity transactions, and bonds. Introduction to international accounting as well as statement of cash flows.

ACT 115   Computerized Accounting ...   3

Prerequisites: ACT 101 or ACT 110 or successful completion of high school accounting or departmental approval.

Exposure to some of the most popular accounting software used in the marketplace by small and medium sized businesses. Computer application packages include Quickbooks, Peachtree, and Microsoft Excel. For students continuing their accounting/ business education or who want more knowledge in computerized accounting applications.

ACT 120   Financial Accounting II ...   3

Prerequisites: ACT 110. Continuation of Financial Accounting I.

Emphasis on corporation organization and operations, corporate stockholders' equity, earnings and dividends, long- term liabilities, leases, investments, and cash flows statements. Includes analysis of financial manufacturing operations, cost accounting principles, budgets and standard costs, cost-volume profit analysis, and capital budgeting. (Not recommended for Associate of Arts degree transfer students.)

ACT 130   Managerial Accounting ...   3

Prerequisites: ACT 110

Introduction to relevant costs for decision making, controlling, contribution approach to decision-making, and absorption costing versus direct costing effect on income. Coverage of segment profitability, budgeting, capital projects, selection and subsequent evaluation, cost volume and allocation involving joint costs decentralization, and performance measurement and transfer pricing. Emphasis on performance standards, activity-based costing, variance analysis, and responsibility accounting.

ACT 198   Accounting Internship ...   1-3 hrs

Prerequisites: Requires prior approval of department chair or dean.

Students placed in a position or in business to gain practical experience and learn specific operational technologies.

ACT 210   Intermediate Accounting I ...   3

Prerequisites: ACT 120 or ACT 130.

Accounting theory and practice related to the acquisition, use and disposal of fixed and intangible assets. Recognition and measurement of current assets including cash and inventories are covered. Includes comprehensive study of financial statements. Spring.

ACT 220   Intermediate Accounting II ...   3

Prerequisites: ACT 210

Continuation of accounting theory. Examination of traditional plant assets, long-term liabilities, stockholders equity and current subjects of controversy. Emphasis on income taxes, leases, inflation accounting, cash flow statements, pension accounting, determination of earnings per share and investments.

ACT 240   Individual Income Tax Accounting ...   3

Prerequisites: ACT 110

Fundamentals of federal income taxation with emphasis on individuals. Topics include determination of income, exclusions, exemptions, personal and business deductions, credits, accounting methods, and capital gains and losses.

ACT 245   Cost Accounting ...   3

Prerequisites: ACT 120 or ACT 130.

Focus on accountant as information gatherer and interpreter. Includes fundamental elements of production costs, budgeting, standard costs, and analysis of variances relate to interpretation and control of production costs, costing of spoilage, waste and scrap, and activity-based costing.