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Accounting Certificate

Award
Certificate

Length
Three-Semester Program

Purpose
The Accounting Certificate Program was designed to allow students who do not desire a two-year degree in Accounting to gain enough accounting background to qualify for employment within one year. After completing the one-year program, students may apply courses to the two-year Accounting program and complete the A.A.S. degree during the evening while working during the day in an accounting position.

Occupational Objectives
Accounting Technician
Accounting Trainee
Bank Teller
Bookkeeper
Clerical Bookkeeper
File Clerk
General Office Clerk
Miscellaneous Office Machine Operator
Order Clerk
Payroll Clerk
Post Office Clerk
Shipping Clerk
Stock & Inventory Control Clerk

Admission Requirements
In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Certificate in Accounting requires English prerequisites as described in the catalog. Additionally, students should have command of the fundamental processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals. Students who are found deficient in English and fundamental mathematics will be required to correct their deficiencies in developmental courses.

Program Requirements
The first semester of this program must be completed in the summer if students expect to obtain the Certificate in one year at New River Community College. All credits obtained in this program can be applied to the two-year degree. This program is highly concentrated in accounting skills with minimum emphasis given to general education and business-related subjects. Instruction will include both theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for future success in Accounting. Each student is urged to consult with a counselor and a faculty advisor in planning a program. Upon satisfactory completion of the three semester curriculum, the student will be awarded a Certificate in Accounting.

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FIRST SEMESTER (Fall)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 124 Payroll Accounting 2
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 4
ACC 261 Principles of Federal Taxation I 3
AST 101 Keyboarding I 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
13
SECOND SEMESTER (Spring)
Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 4
ACC 215 Computerized Accounting 3
MTH 141 Business Math I 3
BUS 226 Computer Business Applications 3
13

THIRD SEMESTER (Summer)

Catalog Course Title Credits
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
ENG 111 College Composition I  (or AST 107) 3
____ ____ Social Science Elective1 3
9
Total Minimum Credits 35

The following courses are offered every other year for evening students:

Catalog Course Title Semester
ACC 124 Payroll Accounting Fall 2014
ACC 215 Computerized Accounting Spring 2014
ACC 261 Principles of Federal Taxation Fall 2014
       
The following courses are offered online every semester:
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I  
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting II  
       
The following courses are offered online in alternating years from the night classes:
ACC 124 Payroll Accounting Fall 2013
ACC 215 Computerized Accounting Spring 2015
ACC 261     Principles of Federal Taxation  Fall 2013

Footnote:
1Students may choose from college approved Social Science electives on page 58.


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Career Studies Certificates

Award
Certificate in Career Studies

Length
Variable for part-time students

Purpose
The Career Studies Certificate Program is a response to the nonconventional short-term program of studies needed by many adults within the college's region. It offers a series of specialized program options which represent a wide variety of adult career and academic interest course areas.  The options within this program are intended to represent the minimum amount of college course work considered representative of these fields of study. Each of the programs options is designed as a distinct "mini-curriculum" within a broader range of adult educational possibilities.

Admission Requirements
Applicants should meet the general requirements for admission to the college. (Placement test.)

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Accounting/Keyboarding
The program is designed to prepare individuals as accounting entry assistants in both service and manufacturing industries. Individuals will receive training in computerized general ledger, spreadsheet, database, and word processing software.

FIRST SEMESTER (Fall)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 124 Payroll Accounting 2
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 4
AST 101 Keyboarding I 3
BUS 226 Computer Business Applications 3
12

SECOND SEMESTER (Spring)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 4
ACC 215 Computerized Accounting 3
AST 102 Keyboarding II 3
AST 107 Editing/Proofreading Skills 3
MTH 141 Business Mathematics I 3
16
Total Credits 28

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Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable
The purpose of this program is to prepare individuals to meet the responsibilities of accounts receivable or accounts payable clerks in credit, collections, or accounts payable departments. Individuals will receive training in the calculation of purchases, sales, and quantity discounts as well as computerized accounts receivable and accounts payable system.

FIRST SEMESTER (Fall)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 4
AST 101 Keyboarding I 3
MTH 141 Business Mathematics I 3
      10

SECOND SEMESTER (Spring)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 4
ACC 215 Computerized Accounting 3
AST 107 Editing/Proofreading Skills 3
      10

Total Credits 20


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Cost Accounting Clerk
This program is designed to prepare individuals to function as cost accounting clerks in manufacturing and service industries. Individuals will receive training to determine the material and personnel cost of the product manufactured or service provided.

FIRST SEMESTER (Fall)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 124 Payroll Accounting 2
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 4
      6

SECOND SEMESTER (Spring)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 4
ACC 215 Computerized Accounting 3
      7

THIRD SEMESTER (Fall)

Catalog Course Title Credits
AST 107 Editing/Proofreading Skills 3
    3

FOURTH SEMESTER (Spring)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 231 Cost Accounting I 3
  3
Total Credits 19


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Fiscal Practices

This program is designed to provide updated skills in accounting principles to individuals who are employed in an administrative personnel role. This program is a partnership between Virginia Tech and NRCC. However, the program can be modified for other non-profit organizations or for the private sector.

FIRST SEMESTER (Fall)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I1 4
BUS 236 Communication in Management 3
BUS 265 Ethical Issues in Management 3
      10

SECOND SEMESTER (Spring)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 219 Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting2 3
ACC 241 Auditing 3
      6
Total Credits 16

Footnotes:
1 Credit for course may be earned by successfully completing the Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) Exam.
2 Prerequisite ACC 212 or equivalent.

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Payroll Clerk
The purpose of this program is to prepare individuals to perform as payroll clerks. Individuals will receive training in computerized payroll, tax, spreadsheet, database, and word processing systems.

FIRST SEMESTER (Fall)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 124 Payroll Accounting 2
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 4
ACC 261 Principles of Federal Taxation I 3
      9

SECOND SEMESTER (Spring)

Catalog Course Title Credits
AST 107 Editing/Proofreading Skills 3
MTH 141 Business Mathematics I 3
BUS 226 Computer Business Applications 3
      9
Total Credits 18


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