Jul 14, 2024  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 

Accounting Essentials: CP (CTE)

Certificate of Proficiency | 17 credits

Program Website
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Program Description
Accounting is the process that summarizes economic information about a business entity for use by decision makers. Users of this information include investors, creditors, management and government agencies. Often this information is prepared using computer applications. The Accounting program at SLCC provides training in many types of accounting; such as financial, managerial, cost, individual taxation and governmental. Students are taught both manual and basic computerized accounting systems. This Certificate of Proficiency interfaces with continued study toward an SLCC AAS degree in Accounting or General Business.

Students who are interested in pursuing courses leading to a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting should follow the courses listed in the Business Associate of Science or the Business Associate of Arts Degree listed elsewhere in this catalog.

Career Opportunities
This program provides excellent entry level skills for various positions in the field of accounting, depending on the individual person.

Transfer/Articulation Information
This is a terminal certificate. Several courses are transferable to other institutions. Students should check with the receiving institution to determine credit transferability.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Note: Fees vary based upon specific registration and are subject to change.

Note: This Certificate of Proficiency is not eligible for financial aid. However, courses within the certificate may be eligible if taken as part of a financial aid eligible program such as an AS or AAS degree. Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine course and program eligibility.

Program Requirements

Time to Completion & Graduation Map

  • Accounting Essentials CP: Part-time  
  • Time to completion is 1-2 semesters based on a full-time minimum of 15 credits per semester. Less than 15 credits per semester will increase time to completion.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Comply with generally accepted accounting principles. [1]
  • Perform the steps of the accounting cycle. [1]
  • Perform financial statement analysis. [1,3]
  • Utilize accounting information for decision making. [1,4,5]
  • Communicate effectively in writing. [2]
  • Communicate effectively numerically. [2,3]
  • Extract relevant data from complex information, process it appropriately, and draw resonable conclusions. [2,3,4]
  • Understand the ethical considerations inherently involved in Federal Income Tax reporting. [6]
  • Proficiently use technology. [9]