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Accounting Occupations / Computerized Accounting

Accounting Occupations/Computerized Accounting trains students in the fundamental concepts of accounting as an essential financial aspect of every business institution and organization. Students will learn to use and maintain general accounting systems, prepare, analyze, and verify financial reports and related economic information to make important financial decisions for a business entity or organization.  Students will learn principles and procedures of the accounting function in a business context including: definition of basic business and accounting terminology; examination of the accounting cycle from business transaction analysis, use of journals, ledgers and worksheets to preparing, analyzing and interpreting financial statements; application of accounting principles to identify and manage assets, liabilities and equity investments and withdrawals for a sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation; management of banking, petty cash, payroll, income taxation; identification of managerial systems and various forms of business ownership; determine the role of key governing agencies, regulations and issues on accounting procedures and business decisions.



  • Industry Sector: Business and Finance
  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Business, Finance, and Careers
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Eligible
  • Level: Capstone
  • Articulation Agreement Details: Fullerton College (2015-2016, 2016-2017)
    Golden West College (2014-2015)
    Westcliff University (2015-2019)
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: G - General Elective (1 year required)
  • Certifications: None
  • Class Location(s): - Not Currently Offered -
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online (www.onetonline.org) for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career.

    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.