Core Accounting Skills Certificate

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This certificate is for students to learn basic accounting, computer, and business communication skills to enter the work-force in an entry-level accounting position.  Courses can be applied to the Accounting Transfer Pathway AS degree or the Accounting Technology AAS degree.  The courses in this program are delivered in the classroom and/or online.

 

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2018 - 2019

  • Curriculum

    Program Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: ACCT         Course Number:2111
    Course Title:Financial Accounting      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This course is a study of the accounting principles and concepts used to understand and develop financial statements. Topics include accruals and deferrals, revenues, expenses, assets, liabilities, equities, and cash flows. The course will analyze current industry financial statements from the point of view of investors and creditors for profitability, liquidity and risk.
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    Course Subject: ACCT         Course Number:2230
    Course Title:Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course provides a hands-on approach to learning how current (on the market) computerized accounting systems are used and installed. The following modules are covered: general ledger, financial statements, accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchasing, inventory and payroll. Note: Knowledge of accounting debits and credits and CIS 1101 or computer experience is recommended. Prerequisite: Acct 2111
    Computerized Accounting with QuickBooksView-ACCT2230n/a3
    Course Subject: CIS         Course Number:1101
    Course Title:Business Computer Systems I      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course develops computer and digital literacy and emphasizes its importance in today's businesses and society. Through hands-on experience students will gain an understanding of computer concepts, capabilities and applications and be able to implement this knowledge in their professional and personal lives. Computer applications covered include word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, databases, windows/operating system, e-mail use and management, folder and file organization and use of the Internet. Computer concepts covered include understanding computers and mobile devices, how a computer works, managing files, computer and mobile device hardware components, digital safety and security, application programs, input and output devices, digital storage options, ethical practices and Internet basics. Hands-on experience will be provided on computers in the Windows environment using the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of the keyboard is recommended for this course. Check with your instructor for the software edition that will be used.
    Business Computer Systems IView-CIS1101n/a3
    Course Subject: CIS         Course Number:1220
    Course Title:Decision Making Excel      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course uses Microsoft Excel as a problem solving tool in analyzing and designing solutions for common business and organizational problems and then using that information to guide decision-making. This course is for anyone who has to analyze, share, chart and manage information to make more informed decisions. Problems are taken from management, accounting and finance, manufacturing and production, sales and marketing and human resources. Beginning to advanced spreadsheet concepts covered include creating, editing, formatting, printing and saving worksheets, creating charts, filtering lists, creating pivot tables, inventing macros, importing data, creating data tables, evaluating and using functions, constructing formulas, integrating worksheet data with other programs and ethical Excel practices. After this course, the student would be prepared to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Excel Exam. Knowledge of the keyboard is recommended for this course. Check with your instructor for the software edition that will be used.
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    Course Subject: CIS         Course Number:1260
    Course Title:Business Communications and Technology      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course provides students the knowledge to become successful communicators in a business environment through improving and practicing written, oral, face to face, and virtual technology based communication skills, processes, and strategies. This class will incorporate the effective use of Web-based communication, video conferencing, e-mail etiquette, presentation skills, presentation technologies, teleconferencing, and telephone usage. Students will also apply improved verbal, nonverbal, listening, writing, team, conflict, and negotiation skills in organizational situations. This course is for any student wishing to increase their business communication effectiveness in a global and technological business environment. Recommended: Completion of ENGL 1201 College Writing I and CIS 1101 Business Computer Systems I.
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    NHCC Residency and GPA
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    5 Credits must be earned at NHCC
     
                                   Total Credit Required16

  • Program Outcomes

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    • The theory and practice of the accounting process


    Intellectual and Practical Skills:


    How to analyze financial information and make business decisions using critical thinking and problem solving skills


    How to communicate effectively, in oral and written forms


    Personal and Social Responsibility and Engagement: How to evaluate professional responsibilities, including ethical issues Integrative and Applied Learning: Use of technology, including Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks

  • Career Opportunities

    p>Information on careers, including salary and employment outlook data, is available on the iseek and Bureau of Labor Statistics websites: www.iseek.org and www.bls.gov.

  • Transfer Information

    p>If you are planning on transferring to another institution, follow the guidelines available on our transfer resources web page to help you plan the process: Transfer Information

  • Degree Information

    p>Certificates may be earned for successful completion of courses in a specialized program of study with a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (C). A certificate shall include 9 to 30 semester credits. At least one-third of the total credits required for each certificate must be completed at North Hennepin Community College.


     


    Developmental Courses

    Some students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.


     


    Equal Opportunity Employer and Disability Access Information

    North Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 763-493-0555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.

  • Accreditation

    p>North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the: Higher Learning Commission 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60602-2504 1-800-621-7440

Contact Information 

Admissions and Outreach Office
Educational Services Building
763-424-0724
admission@nhcc.edu

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Monday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closed Saturday/Sunday