Business - Accounting/Finance Support Specialist Option
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Business - Accounting/Finance Support Specialist Option

Associate in Applied Science

Minimum of 61 credit hours
If you enjoy working with numbers and solving financial problems, consider a career in accounting and finance. The two-year associate degree program in accounting/finance support specialist at Oklahoma City Community College is designed specifically for someone looking to enter the job market immediately after graduation. If you are planning to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, you should consider an associate in science degree in business instead.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SCL 1001 Success in College and Life 1 Life Skills  
    BUS 1013 Introduction to Business 3 Major C
    ENGL 1113 English Composition I 3 Gen Ed  
    BUS 1323 Mathematics for Business Careers 3 Support C
    FIN 1013 Personal Finance 3 Major C
    POLSC 1113 American Federal Government 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    ACCT 2113 Accounting I/Financial 3 Major C
    ENGL 1213 English Composition II OR Gen Ed  
    ENGL 1233 Technical Writing for the Workplace OR Gen Ed  
    COM 1123 Interpersonal Communications OR Gen Ed  
    COM 2213 Intro to Public Speaking 3 Gen Ed  
    ECON 2123 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Major C
    HIST 1483 U.S. History to 1877 OR Gen Ed  
    HIST 1493 U.S. History 1877 to Present 3 Gen Ed  
    BUS 1713 Beginning Word Processing 3 Support C
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    BUS 2033 Business Communication 3 Major C
    BUS 2473 Business Spreadsheet Applications 3 Major C
    ACCT 2123 Accounting II/Managerial 3 Major C
    FIN 2023 Introduction to Business Finance 3 Support C
    FA GEN Faculty Approved General Education Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    BUS 2043 Business Ethics 3 Gen Ed  
    ACCT 2213 Accounting in Quickbooks 3 Major C
    BUS 2493 Advanced Excel 3 Support C
    BUS 2123 Administrative Office Systems OR Support C
    CS 2113 Computer Based Information Systems 3 Support C
    FA SUPPORT Faculty Approved Support Electives 3 Support C
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (24 credit hours) (C)ACCT 2113; (C)ACCT 2123; (C)ACCT 2213; Business: (C)BUS 1013; (C)BUS 2033; (C)BUS 2473; Economics:  (C)ECON 2123; Finance:  (C)FIN 1013 

    General Education Courses: (18 credit hours) Business:  BUS 2043; English: ENGL 1113; ENGL 1213 or ENGL 1233 or COM 1123 or COM 2213; History: HIST 1483 or HIST 1493; Political Science: POLSC 1113; Approved General Education Elective:  Three credit hours

    Life Skills Courses: (1 credit hour) Life Skills: SCL 1001

    Support Courses: (18 credit hours) Business: (C)BUS 1323; (C)BUS 1713; (C)BUS 2123 or (C)CS 2113; (C)BUS 2493; Finance:  (C)FIN 2023; Faculty Approved Elective

    (C) - A grade of "C" or higher much be achieved.

  • Program Notes

    Notes: This Technical and Occupational program is designed to prepare students to enter the job force following completion. See Technical and Occupational Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

  • Course Descriptions

    Accounting

    ACCT 2113 - Accounting I/Financial
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3CREDITS

    Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting concepts, theories, and procedures and their effects on the financial reporting and analysis of a business.

    ACCT 2123 - Accounting II/Managerial
    Prerequisites: Completion of ACCT 2113 with a grade of "C" or better.
    3CREDITS

    A continuation of ACCT 2113. Students will demonstrate an understanding of managerial accounting concepts by properly classifying basic cost elements, allocating these costs to the manufacturing processes of a product, performing cost-volume-profit analysis, preparing operating and capital budgets, analyzing the decision-making process, and making business decisions.

    ACCT 2213 - Accounting in Quickbooks
    Prerequisites: ACCT 2113
    3CREDITS

    This course is designed for students who are seeking an Associate in Applied Science - Business Degree. It generally will not transfer to four-year public colleges or universities. Students will demonstrate the use of the computer to complete accounting problems utilizing QuickBooks. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    Business

    BUS 1013 - Introduction to Business
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3CREDITS

    The student will become familiar with the economic and social setting of business in the world and the structure of business and management of human and fiscal resources. The student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of these concepts as they are related to American business operations and public policy.

    BUS 1323 - Mathematics for Business Careers
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate the ability to use basic mathematical processes, and use mathematical concepts in solving everyday business problems in operations, trade, taxation, accounting and finance.

    BUS 1713 - Beginning Word Processing
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate placement score.
    3CREDITS

    Students will use word processing software to create, modify, store, retrieve, and print documents. Word processing features include create, edit, print, format, spell-check, thesaurus, file management, find/replace and tables and graphics. This course is an introduction and overview with the emphasis being on learning and applying the mechanics of the software. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    BUS 2033 - Business Communication
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or by evaluation. Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3CREDITS

    Business Communication is a survey course of communication skills needed in the business environment. Course content includes business writing such as e-mail, memos, letters, reports, employment communication, and other types of digital media; delivering oral presentations; and developing interpersonal soft skills. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are emphasized. Development of these skills is integrated with the use of technology. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    BUS 2043 - Business Ethics
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3CREDITS

    Student will explore standards of honesty and honorable human conduct in the world of business, focusing on how people’s plans and intentions affect others.

    BUS 2123 - Administrative Office Systems
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3CREDITS

    This course is designed to emphasize the management procedures of various office environments. Topics include ethics, employer-employee relations, layout and space design, work simplification, cost control, human relations, office personnel policies and business information systems.

    BUS 2473 - Business Spreadsheet Applications
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures, MATH 0203, or adequate math placement test score.
    3CREDITS

    The student will develop ten-key by touch skills. Students will format spreadsheets using effective design principles, enter common spreadsheet formulas and functions, sort data, and use graphic/chart features to solve business problems. Appropriate industry standard spreadsheet software programs will be used. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    BUS 2493 - Advanced Excel
    Prerequisites: (R) (W), BUS 2473
    3CREDITS

    This course builds on the previous BUS 2473, Business Spreadsheet Applications. Students will learn advanced Excel features for application in the business world today. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    Communications

    COM 1123 - Interpersonal Communications
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will be able to identify why certain things happen as they do when two or more individuals come together to communicate for a specific purpose. The student must attest to his or her ability to understand the principles of interpersonal communication with emphasis on dyads, small groups, analysis of communication models and nonverbal communication, applying understanding to the major types of interpersonal communication problems in the work environment and in daily human relations.

    COM 2213 - Intro to Public Speaking
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate placement score
    3CREDITS

    Given the principles of effective listening and speaking, the student will assimilate those skills into his or her physical and psychological worlds. After being exposed to public, business and professional speaking, the student will apply the principles of invention, organization, style, and delivery through practical exercises and will use the principles of rhetorical criticism in discussing speeches delivered in class.

    Computer Science

    CS 2113 - Computer Based Information Systems
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures; Math 0203 or adequate math placement test score.
    3CREDITS

    Covers theory and practice for the design and use of computer-based information systems in organizations, with a focus on the relational database. Student projects will include designing and implementing relational database applications and designing a web page. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    Economics

    ECON 2123 - Principles of Microeconomics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0303 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3CREDITS

    The student will apply microeconomic theories in analyzing concepts by which business maximizes profit, consumers maximize satisfaction, government allocates goods and services, and international trade affects the domestic economy.

    Electives

    FA GEN - Faculty Approved General Education Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Faculty approved General Education elective

    FA SUPPORT - Faculty Approved Support Electives
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Faculty approved support electives

    English

    ENGL 1113 - English Composition I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    ENGL 1213 - English Composition II
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1113 taken within the last year, with strong encouragement for immediate continuation.
    3CREDITS

    In this advanced writing course, students will create essays that explore and evaluate a variety of issues and perspectives suggested by fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and other types of cultural texts. Students will refine and augment the writing techniques they learned in ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103 to develop well- reasoned, well-structured arguments in a clear, fluid, and engaging prose style.

    ENGL 1233 - Technical Writing for the Workplace
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103; MATH 0203 College Prep Math II or adequate Math Placement Test Score
    3CREDITS

    This course will expose students to technical communication and will allow students to practice professional methods of writing in the workplace. In addition to constructing technical documents appropriate for use in professional and job-related environments, students will learn about rhetorical methods for presenting technical information in ethical and formal prose designed for clear and effective communication with employers and colleagues. This course will equip the student with written and oral communication skills necessary for sharing information and discussing content in professional settings; developing an awareness of technical genres; utilizing technological platforms for constructing documents; using visuals and graphics professionally; writing professional correspondence; constructing reports; designing project proposals, and composing instructions..

    Finance

    FIN 1013 - Personal Finance
    Prerequisites: MATH 0203 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined measures.
    3CREDITS

    The student will solve problems involved in personal finance, including budgeting, borrowing, charge accounts, installment buying, insurance, savings, social security, home ownership, banking services, taxes, wills and estates. He or she will demonstrate mastery of these problems by applying the techniques involved to simulated personal finance problems.

    FIN 2023 - Introduction to Business Finance
    Prerequisites: MATH 0303 or adequate math placement test score, ACCT 2113
    3CREDITS

    The student will study the basic concepts essential to the management of business finances and apply these concepts to problems involving financial planning, capital investments, budgeting, time value of money and financial decision making.

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. History to 1877
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1877 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. History 1877 to Present
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1877 to the present in such areas as geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - American Federal Government
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

    Success in College and Life

    SCL 1001 - Success in College and Life
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate reading/writing assessment scores
    1 CREDIT

    Students will learn best practices for academic, career, and personal success. Students will discover their individual strengths, interests, and values to create a personalized plan; select and utilize resources that are applicable to their growth and success; and engage as active and responsible members of the academic community. This course should be taken during a student's first semester of college work at Oklahoma City Community College and is a required course in degree plans to satisfy the Life Skills requirement.

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