AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT

COURSE SYLLABUS

SPECIAL TOPICS IN ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN – ACNT 1392

(This is now a common course number)

(Formerly ACC 1953)

 

CIP CODE AREA: 52.0302 (Accounting Technician)

COURSE LEVEL: Introductory

COURSE NUMBER: ACNT 1392 (Common Course)

COURSE TITLE: Special Topics in Accounting Technician

CREDIT HOURS: 3; LECTURE HOURS: 3; LAB HOURS: 0

PREREQUISITE: ACNT 1404 and ACNT 2371

METHOD OF PRESENTATION: Three hours lecture/discussion each week.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: ACNT 1392 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN (3-3-0). Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. Includes an examination of current accounting trends and topics in business and industry. Course may be repeated for credit when topics vary. Examples include industry-specific subjects such as mortgage banking, real estate, insurance and fund accounting. Prerequisites: ACNT 1404 and ACNT 2371. (ACC 1953).

 TEXTBOOKS: See specific Instructor's First Day Class Handout.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: See specific Instructor's First Day Class Handout.

OTHER: See below for current topic _____________________________________________________________________________________

Current Special Topic – Fall 2003

 

Course Master Syllabus

ACNT 1392

Special Topics in Accounting Technician

 

ACNT 1392 Special Topics in Accounting Technician: Current Topic

A review of governmental and not-for-profit accounting essential concepts and procedures. A basic review of  those clerical and technical accounting procedures used among most Central Texas governmental and not-for-profit agencies.  

Required Texts/Materials:

Instructional Methodology:

The objectives of this course will be met by incorporating a variety of instructional methods. These include lecture, case studies, group activities, student presentations, research papers, and/or online accounting and tax database research, periodical research.

Course Objectives and Core Competencies:

Knowledge:

Skills:


 

Course Rationale:

The goals and objectives of this course prepare students for (1) obtaining or improving job skills, (2) qualifying for a business or accounting job, (3) achieving job advancement, completing the courses required for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam (a minimum of an undergraduate (4 year) degree is required for the CPA exam), (4) preparing for accounting or business certification exams (CMA, CFA, CGFM, CIA, etc), (5) preparing for a master’s program, (6) working as an entrepreneur, (7) completing degree requirements and/or (8) fulfilling personal goals.

Scans Competencies:

SCANS (Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) was an outgrowth of a task force commissioned by the U.S. Secretary of Labor in 1990 The Commission identified certain demands of the workplace that should be addressed during the educational process. Accordingly, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board now requires SCANS skills to be integrated  into the curriculum and syllabi to address these demands. Therefore, specific certain SCANS skills (competencies) have been developed for this course and will be measured. A separate handout will be given to students which explains the background of this effort and this process in more detail.

 

Competency will be assessed and must be shown in the following three areas for this course:

 

Assessment of the competency level reached will be reflected by the student’s overall grade in the class.

 

Scholastic Dishonesty: Acts prohibited by the college for which discipline may be administered include scholastic dishonesty, including but not limited to cheating n an exam or quiz, plagiarizing, and unauthorized collaboration with another in preparing outside work. Academic work submitted by students shall be the result of their thought, research or self-expression. Academic work is defined as, but not limited to tests, quizzes, whether taken electronically or on paper; projects, either individual or group; classroom presentations, and homework.

 

Students with Disabilities: Each ACC campus offers support services for students with documented physical or psychological disabilities. Students with disabilities must request reasonable accommodations through the Office for Students with Disabilities on the campus where they expect to take the majority of their classes. Students are encouraged to do this, three weeks before the start of the semester.

 

Course Evaluation/Grading System, How to Reach the Instructor, and Course Outline/Calendar:

Refer to the Instructor’s syllabus for this course.