Contact:
Christopher Harrington
Department Chair
(505) 346-2364
FAX: (505) 346-2321

Accounting

Certificate Program

Mission Statement

The Accounting Certificate program in Accounting is a program of study designed to prepare students for self-employment, for entry-level positions in accounting or to pursue an AAS degree in Accounting or Business Administration.

Goals
  • Program graduates will be self-employed or manage their own business
  • Program graduates will continue their higher education studies
Program Outcomes
Accounting Certificate Outcomes:
  • Program graduates will be able to complete the steps of the accounting cycle in a manual and computerized accounting system.

  • Program graduates will be able to analyze and record ordinary business transactions.

  • Program graduates will be able to prepare financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

  • Program graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of business ethics in the accounting profession.

Accounting Certificate - Program of Study (PDF format)

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The AAS Degree in Accounting is a course of study over five trimesters designed to prepare graduates with the general skills necessary to obtain an entry-level position with one of the tribes or a not-for-profit agency; or work toward completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. A formal double–entry accounting system is taught using manual and computerized systems. Generally accepted accounting principles and concepts are emphasized. The Tribal Accounting class will further prepare students to successfully obtain employment with the tribes. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment among Accountants, Auditors and Management Analysts will add the most jobs; 326,000 combined by 2011. Mission Statement

The Accounting Associate of Applied Science Program will provide training and education to students to enable them to compete and qualify for employment in the accounting field; and to produce well trained and competent professionals to provide services to private, public, and tribal entities.

Goals
  • Program graduates will obtain an entry level position in the accounting field
  • Program graduates will continue their higher education studies
Program Outcomes
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting Outcomes:
  • Program graduates will be able to prepare financial statements and record business transactions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

  • Program graduates will be able to analyze financial statements using ratio analysis and managerial accounting techniques.

  • Program graduates will be able to apply various business and accounting software applications to accounting processes.

  • Program graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of income tax preparation processes for an individual tax return.

  • Program graduates will be able to apply ethical principles in business decision making.

Accounting Associate Of Applied Science - Program of Study (PDF format)

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