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Accounting & Networking Specialist - AAS

1) Must complete a minimum of 3 different MnTC goals in Liberal Arts and Sciences

2) 1100 or higher Liberal Arts and Sciences courses required unless specified

Goal 4: Mathematics
Choose one Goal 4 course
3 cr
3 cr
15 crs
Networking Administration & Technology technical electives
Choose courses from the NWAT subject area totaling 9 credits
9 cr
Payroll Accounting
This course covers the fundamental principles of accounting for payroll in a business environment. Federal Wage and Hour law provides the framework for payroll record keeping requirements that most employers must follow. The course discusses the various payroll taxes that both employers and employees are subject to, filing requirements, and legal deadlines that must be followed. (Prerequisite: none) (2 Credits: 2 lec/0 lab)

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2 cr
Computerized Acct Applications
Hands on approach to the accounting system. Topical areas covered include but are not limited to general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, inventory, depreciation, financial statement analysis, departmentalized accounting and client write-up. (Prerequisites: ACCT2201 Financial Accounting) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
Spreadsheets Concepts and Applications
This course uses a spreadsheet system for business applications. Procedures used include: document creation, storage, retrieval, major editing, printing, merger of documents, segments and variables, and graph creation. (Prerequisite: None) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
Database Concepts and Applications
This course will utilize database software for various business applications. (Prerequisite: none) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
Financial Accounting
This course covers the fundamental accounting concepts and principles which are used in a business environment to provide reports on the economic condition of an organization. The focus will be on the accrual method of accounting, utilizing Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to analyze and record transactions. The ultimate objective is to understand the effects of these transactions in order to provide timely and relevant information in the form of financial statements. (Prerequisite: none) (4 credits: 4 lecture/0 lab)

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4 cr
Managerial Accounting
This course covers the techniques for planning, controlling, and decision making relevant to managing costs in a manufacturing environment. The focus will be on cost concepts and cost behavior in relation to job-order costing, activity-based costing, and process costing. The budgetary process will be analyzed; including preparing and interpreting a master budget and flexible budget. (Prerequisite: ACCT2201 Financial Accounting or ACCT2211 Principles of Accounting II) (4 credits: 4 lecture/0 lab)

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4 cr
Fund/Non-Profit Accounting
This course is a study of accounting standards and practices used by governmental and other not-for- profit entities. These standards are promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board in the case of government entities, and by the Financial Accounting Standards Board for non-profit organizations. The use of fund accounting and budgetary considerations are explained along with financial reporting requirements. The four governmental fund types are covered as well as proprietary and fiduciary funds. Transaction analysis is included for all of the various funds used. (Prerequisites: ACCT2201 Financial Accounting) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
Intermediate Accounting I
This course is an in depth study of financial reporting and statements: objectives, concepts, and analysis. Topics include the demand for and supply of financial accounting information and the conceptual framework for financial reporting. This course also serves as a review of a companys accounting system, the purpose, elements, classification and disclosures associated with the balance sheet, statement of shareholders equity, the income statement and the statement of cash flows. Students will understand business operating activities as it relates to cash, receivables, and inventory cost measurement and flow assumptions. (Prerequisites: ACCT2201 Financial Accounting) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
Intermediate Accounting II
This course is a continuation of Intermediate Accounting I. Students apply generally accepted accounting principles to valuation of liabilities and account for contingent obligations, investment activities, and financing activities. This course emphasizes meeting the requirements for full disclosure. (Prerequisites: ACCT 2223 Intermediate Accounting) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
Income Tax
This course covers individual and business income tax law as prescribed in the Internal Revenue code of 1986 and subsequent changes in the tax code. A brief overview of federal tax legislation provides a framework for understanding the law. The components of the tax formula are defined and discussed. The incremental nature of tax rates is explained, and tax rate schedules are used to compute sample cases. Gross income is defined along with exclusions and deductions as well as various tax credits. Business deductions including depreciation are described and calculated. Employee and self-employed related expenses are discussed as well as investor gains and losses. Property transactions and the many different classifications and treatments are discussed. Intuit Proconnect software, which is included with the text, is utilized to acquaint students with professional tax software and assist in return preparation. (Prerequisite: none) (4 credits: 4 lecture/0 lab)

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4 cr
Cost Accounting
This course is a survey of cost management techniques, including strategic cost management, inventory management, and productivity analysis. The focus will be on decision making and interpreting financial reports. Performance measurements, such as return on investment, residual income, operating performance, and the balanced scorecard will be discussed. (Prerequisite: ACCT2202 Managerial Accounting) (4 credits: 4 lecture/0 lab)

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4 cr
45 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 60

Estimated Costs for this Major

Approximate Tuition/Fees:$11,675
Minimum Tool Cost:N/A
Estimated Total:$12,475


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