Bookkeeper

30 credit Certificate program

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Program Description:
The Professional Bookkeeper certificate is a one-year program designed to prepare the candidate for a career in the bookkeeping and accounting fields. This program emphasizes the double entry accounting system, federal income taxation, payroll taxation, computerized accounting systems, and other computerized business applications. Upon completion of the certificate, the student should be well prepared to sit for the Certified Bookkeeper exam. This comprehensive examination is administered by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers. Sitting for this professional exam is highly recommended, but not a requirement of the LSC program. This certificate transfers seamlessly into LSC's A.A.S. Accountant Program.

Program outcomes include:
• Successfully complete a comprehensive problem requiring the preparation of the basic financial statements.
• Successfully complete a comprehensive problem requiring the preparation of an individual income tax return.
• Successfully complete a comprehensive problem requiring all of the steps of the accounting cycle, using general ledger software.

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Required Courses:
Course IDCreditsNameDescription
ACCT14002Accounting MathThis course is a basic study of the essential mathematical concepts and practical business applications of pricing, discounts, basic payroll calculations, simple interest, compound interest, lump sum and annuity calculations, time value of money, credit card and revolving credit agreements, depreciation methods, and inventory costing methods. (Prerequisites: ENGL0460, READ0465, and MATH0470 or concurrent enrollment) (2 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ACCT14103Financial Accounting Principles IThis course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles which are used in the business environment to analyze and record transactions incorporating the accrual method of accounting. The focus will be on the analysis of the fundamental accounting equation using a systematic process to record, classify, measure, and report economic data. (Prerequisites: ENGL0460, MATH0470 (or instructor's consent), and READ0465) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ACCT15003Personal FinanceThis course is designed to help the student plan for a successful financial future. Individuals are encouraged to plan their financial futures by organizing and managing their personal financial resources. Protection of financial resources is also stressed. The importance of effective investment and the growth of financial resources is emphasized. (Prerequisites: None) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ACCT15103Financial Accounting Principles IIThis course is the second course in a series of two courses. This course continues the study of fundamental concepts and principles which are used in the business environment to analyze and record transactions incorporating the accrual method of accounting. This course focuses on the basic accounting equation as it is applied to both service and merchandising businesses. More detailed analysis is focused on the individual financial statements: income statement, balance sheet, statement of shareholders' equity, and statement of cash flow. (Prerequisites: ACCT1410) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ACCT15302Payroll AccountingThis course covers various federal and state laws pertaining to the computation of salaries, wages, and related taxes. Topics include the preparation of employment records, payroll registers, time cards, employee earnings records, and state and federal reports. A comprehensive payroll project will be completed. (Prerequisites: ACCT1410, ENGL0460, MATH0470, and READ0465) (2 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ACCT15404Fundamentals of TaxationThis course is an explanation and interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code as it relates to the preparation and filing sole proprietorships and individual federal income tax returns. Topics include business income and expenses, tax credits, withholding and payment of estimated taxes, installment sales, and inventories. (Prerequisites: ACCT1410 or instructor's consent) (4 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ACCT24102Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications for AccountingThis course covers the use of electronic spreadsheets for accounting and other business applications. Various spreadsheet models will be constructed for the purpose of illustrating the different features of the electronic spreadsheets and to provide useful tools for the solving of selected accounting problems. (Prerequisites: ADSC1430, ACCT1510 (or concurrent), ENGL0460, MATH0470, and READ0465 ) (2 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ACCT24303Managerial AccountingThis course covers is an in-depth study of the process of producing financial and operating information relating to the economic condition of the organization designed to meet the informational needs of the internal users of the organization. Topics that will be covered include cost concepts, job-order costing, process costing, activity based costing, budgeting, variance analysis, performance measurement, differential analysis, and capital budgeting. (Prerequisites: ACCT1410 or instructor's consent) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ACCT24602Computerized Applications in AccountingThis course is an introduction to computerized accounting applications. Topics include computerized general ledger and payroll accounting, accounting applications for accounts receivable and accounts payable, fixed assets accounting, inventory procedures, and a computerized accounting simulation. (Prerequisites: ACCT1410, ENGL0460, MATH0470, and READ0465) (2 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ADSC14203Business CommunicationsThis course covers the development of business communication skills and applying them along with proofreading skills, when creating business documents such as letters, memos, and informal reports. (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing, keyboarding/word processing ability or concurrent enrollment in a keyboarding course) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/ 0 hrs OJT)
ADSC14303Microsoft OfficeAn introductory course, in the basics of computer technology, using business application software. Through hands-on use students will learn fundamental concepts of word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation graphics and how they integrate. (Prerequisites: READ0465 and ENGL0460 or concurrent enrollment; ability to type a minimum of 20 wpm) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)

Pre-Program Requirements:
English:
• A score of 86 or higher on the Sentence Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of ENGL0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, ENGL0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.
Mathematics:
• A score of 50 or higher on the College Level Math Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of MATH04570 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, MATH0470 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.
Reading:
• A score of 78 or higher on the Reading Comprehension portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of READ0465 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, READ0465 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.