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Accounting

Accounting

Accounting is a field that offers challenging and meaningful work, a career opportunity, good working conditions, and a rewarding salary. According to the 2014 Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022 and has a 2012 median pay of $63,500 per year. According to the 2014 Job Outlook published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, finance and accounting are again the top business degrees in demand.

The Accounting curriculum is continually modified and updated to keep pace with ever-changing rules, laws, and technology. The program focuses on providing the student with the accounting skills needed for the job, as well as on the analytical skills needed to evaluate situations and look at the "big picture." The degree provides a foundation in economics, law, management, finance, and computer technology.

Program Goal

The student will be able to transfer to a four-year college or university with a solid accounting and overall business studies foundation to continue their accounting education in a seamless manner, or become employed in an entry-level accounting position.

Program Outcomes

Students who graduate from this program will be able to:

  • Have a practical working knowledge of financial and managerial accounting
  • Know how to operate at least one accounting software program
  • Know how to prepare a complex individual tax return
  • Be able to prepare accurate and well-organized financial statements
  • Be able to make the adjustments needed to create financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Demonstrate proficiency in analytical thinking, oral and written communication, and applied mathematical skills
  • Articulate the necessity for continued education through a bachelor degree and national licensing such as the CPA or CMA

Admissions Requirements

Although the Accounting program does not have any specific admissions requirements, an individual with criminal charges may not be able to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Please check with the NH Board of Accountancy before pursing a degree in accounting if you have been convicted of a criminal charge and want to become a CPA.

Transfer Credit Policy

Students may transfer credits earned at other accredited institutions with a grade of "C" or better in courses with equivalent content. Appropriate transfer credits may be accepted within a ten-year period.

Accreditation

The Department of Business Studies is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP). Our national accreditation allows our graduates to transfer to four-year colleges and universities in all regions of the country.

Employment Opportunities

MCC has a working partnership with Robert Half International, KBW and Staff Hunters (placement agencies for accounting / finance professionals), where they can assist accounting students to find temporary and permanent placement in accounting-related jobs. Graduates of the program are ready for entry-level positions in public accounting, private industry, government, non-profit organizations, and international arenas. Accounting careers include jobs in such areas as cost accounting, taxes, auditing, managerial accounting, consulting, personal advising, general ledger, and forensic accounting.

Transfer Opportunities

The Accounting Associate degree transfers in its entirety to many four-year colleges and universities. Southern New Hampshire University accepts 90 credits from MCC and awards scholarships to MCC accounting graduates based on academic performance. Locally, Plymouth State University, UNH-Manchester, and Franklin Pierce University accept accounting graduates. Credits also transfer nationally to ACBSP accredited colleges.

Accounting Degree

Degree Program - First Year

First Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
ACCT113M Accounting & Financial Reporting I 3 0 3
BUS114M Management 3 0 3
CIS110M Microsoft® Computer Applications I 2 2 3
ENGL110M College Composition I 4 0 4
FYE100M First Year Cornerstone 1 0 1
MATH145M Topics in Applied College Mathematics 4 0 4
  Total 17 2 18
 
First Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
ACCT123M Accounting & Financial Reporting II 3 0 3
ECON134M Macroeconomics 3 0 3
MATH202M Probability and Statistics 4 0 4
  English Elective 3 0 3
  Science Elective 3 0 3
  Total 16 0 16


Degree Program - Second Year

Second Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
ACCT213M Cost Accounting I 3 0 3
ACCT216M Software Systems Applications 2 2 3
ACCT220M Intermediate Accounting I 3 0 3
ACCT243M Federal Income Taxes - Individual 3 0 3
BUS212M Business Law I 3 0 3
ECON135M Microeconomics 3 0 3
  Total 17 2 18
 
Second Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
ACCT215M Cost Accounting II 3 0 3
ACCT221M Intermediate Accounting II 3 0 3
ACCT222M Intermediate Accounting III 3 0 3
BUS210M Organizational Communications 3 0 3
BUS221M Business Finance 3 0 3
  Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Total 18 0 18
Total Credits - 70

 

Accounting Certificate

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    TH LAB CR
ACCT113M Accounting & Financial Reporting I 3 0 3
ACCT123M Accounting & Financial Reporting II 3 0 3
ACCT213M Cost Accounting I 3 0 3
ACCT215M Cost Accounting II 3 0 3
ACCT216M Software Systems Applications 2 2 3
ACCT220M Intermediate Accounting I 3 0 3
ACCT221M Intermediate Accounting II 3 0 3
ACCT222M Intermediate Accounting III 3 0 3
ACCT243M Federal Income Taxes - Individual 3 0 3
BUS221M Business Finance 3 0 3
CIS110M Microsoft® Computer Applications I 2 2 3
Total Credits - 33

 

Accounting Operations - Specializations Description

MCC offers a series of classes focusing on specialized accounting skills that prepare you for entry level jobs and for national certification in one of the specialized areas of Accounting Operations. The independent national certification and classroom education add credibility to your skill set and increase your chances of being hired.

The following individual classes prepare a student for national certification examinations:

ACSP101 Payroll Fundamentals-Entry Level (3-0-3)
Covers the skills needed to work in entry-level payroll and sit for the Fundamental Payroll Certification Examination offered by the American Payroll Association. (no prior payroll work experience is required to sit for the certification)

ACSP103 Accounts Payable-Entry Level (2-.5-2)
Covers the skills needed in entry-level accounts payable positions and to sit for the Certified Accounts Payable Associate (CAPA) national exam after fulfilling the one year required work experience with an Associates degree The CAPA designation is awarded by the Institute of Financial Operations.

 

Bookkeeping Certificate

Many small businesses require a bookkeeper to maintain their financial records accurately. Proper bookkeeping Is critical to the long term success of any company. Individuals that work as bookkeepers may work for the company directly or may in business for themselves and offer bookkeeping services. The art of properly maintaining a company’s books requires a detail-orientated person with great attention to detail and accuracy. Accounting students may desire to also obtain the Bookkeeping Certificate In addition to an Accounting Associates degree. Having a solid understanding of the bookkeeping function can be beneficial to accounting students especially as the accountant progresses in his/her career and becomes the supervisor of the bookkeeping functions including Accounts Payable, Payroll and Accounts Receivable. According to the 2014 Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of bookkeeping and accounting clerks Is expected to grow 11 percent from 2012-2022 with a 2012 median pay of $35,170.

Program Goal

The Bookkeeping Certificate covers the skills needed to work as a bookkeeper and to sit for the National Certified Bookkeepers exam offered by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will:

  • Be able to function in relevant positions in business settings.
  • Be familiar with the relevant applications in QuickBooks®.
  • Be prepared to sit for national certifications in accounts payable, payroll and bookkeeping and be prepared for entry-level work as a bookkeeper.

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    TH LAB CR
  Accounting Elective - Choose one: (ACCT100M, ACCT216M) 3 0 3
ACCT113M Accounting & Financial Reporting I 3 0 3
ACCT123M Accounting & Financial Reporting II 3 0 3
ACSP101M Payroll Fundamental - Entry Level 3 0 3
ACSP103M Accounts Payable - Entry Level 2 .5 2
ACSP110M Bookkeeping Internal Controls and Advanced Topics 2 0 2
ACSP111M Advanced Bookkeeping Applications 3 0 3
Total Credits - 19