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Business Accounting Clerk

Basic Certificate (BC)

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The Accounting Clerk Basic Certificate will prepare individuals to provide high-tech administrative support to professional accountants, financial managers, and business owners. The program will provide students with opportunities to develop basic skills in preparation for employment in modern, technology-driven offices in many entities: governments, schools, profit and non-profit organizations, and self-employment occupations.

 

Details: Basic Certificate (BC)

Credit Hours (CH)

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Program/Plan Number

424

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Prerequisites

  CH

Program General Requirements

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Program Core Requirements

23 CH
Business
BUSINES 111
Introduction To Business 3
Survey of modern US business, analyzing organization and types of businesses, major business functions, business and the environment, roles played by business and consumers in the economy and various economic systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 181
Financial Accounting 4
This course presents accounting as an information system that produces summary financial statements, primarily for users external to a business or other enterprise. Students study the forms of business organization and the common transactions entered into by businesses. The emphasis is on understanding and applying basic accounting principles and other concepts that guide the reporting of the effect of transactions and other economic events on the financial condition and operating results of a business. How to analyze and interpret historical financial statements as well as the limitations of using these statements in making forward-looking business decisions are included. The primary content emphasis will be accounting for current assets and liabilities, long-term assets and liabilities, corporations, cash flow statements and financial statement analysis. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Business 111 or Business 141 or Mathematics 098 or higher; or concurrent enrollment in Business 141; or placement test; or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 182
Managerial Accounting 4
This course presents accounting as a system of producing information for use in internally managing a business. The course emphasizes the identification, accumulation and interpretation of information for planning, controlling and evaluating the performance of the separate components of a business. Included is the identification and measurement of the costs of producing goods or services and how to analyze and control these costs. Decision models commonly used in making specific short-term and long-term business decisions are included. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Business 181, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 183
Payroll Accounting 3
A comprehensive course that prepares students for the functions of payroll within an organization. Introduces principles, procedures, and terminology for business applications of payroll methods. Emphasizes federal and state payroll records and forms. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (Business 178 or 181), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Richard J. Daley
BUSINES 213
Data Visualization and Presentation for Business 3
This course provides a foundation for technologies for technologies and functions of spreadsheets, presentations, and Business Intelligence. The course introduces and expands students understanding of presentation and spreadsheet software through experimentation, critical thought, and personalization. Concepts introduced in this course aim to develop an understanding of the different types of business data, various analytical approaches, and application of these approaches to solve business problems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 250
Computerized Accounting Systems 3
Computerized Accounting focuses on exposing the student to various computerized accounting systems and how these systems accomplish the goals of accounting information system of a business entity. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 181, or CIS 120 or equivalent, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 284
Business Communications 3
Study of communication (including motivation, perception, language, distortions, organizations, listening) and its role in the administrative process; patterns of mis-communications (such as by-passing, deception, generalizations, association, labeling) are examined for better understanding of communication process and to improve organizational environment; consideration given to psychological impact of various communications media. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

3 CH
​Students should select a minimum of 3 credit hours from the following courses:
Business
BUSINES 203
Intro Cost Accounting 3
General accounting principles applied to factory operations. Includes methods of finding costs of specific orders, lots and processes, and basis of allocating overhead expenses. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 181 OR BUSINESS 182
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 208
Federal Income Tax 3
Study of the principles of the Internal Revenue Code, practical application of tax rules to the preparation of returns, application of accounting rules to tax matters. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 182 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 211
Business Law I 3
Laws of business transactions, including contracts, agency, employment and partnerships, and study of the Uniform Commercial Code. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 214
The Legal & Social Environment of Business 3
A study of the legal and social environment of business with emphasis on business ethics and corporate social responsibilities. Areas of concentration include governmental regulation of business, securities law, consumer protection law, labor law and employment law. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 215
Corporate and Entity Federal Income Tax 3
Study of federal income taxation of business organizations, including corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLC), limited liability partnerships (LLP), limited liability limited partnership (LLLP), low-cost limited companies (L3C), and estates. Taxation of partnerships, with emphasis on the tax laws related to the formations, operations, allocations, distributions, liquidations, and sales/exchanges of partnership interests. Federal estates and gift tax laws with emphasis on the preparation of related tax returns. Ethics and research as appropriate to the discipline are integrated in the course.Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINES 208.
Offered at: Harold Washington
BUSINES 217
Nonprofit Accounting 3
Financial transaction analysis and recording system; budget preparation and control; concepts and principles underlying the financial reports of nonprofit organizations in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 181, and Grade of C or better OR concurrent enrollment in BUSINESS 203 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington

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