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Official Catalog January 2020 
Official Catalog January 2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Assistant Diploma

CIP Code: 52.0301
New York Hegis Code: 5002
Available online in all states

Program: DACA

The Accounting Assistant diploma program provides the technical and critical skills needed to perform accounting functions and processes, including the acquisition, analysis and effective communication of financial information. Students in this diploma program will be prepared for entry-level accounting clerk and bookkeeping positions within manufacturing, retail, and service industries as well as the government sector. Graduates of this program may apply courses and earned credits toward the Accounting AAS degree plan.

Graduates of this diploma plan will achieve the following program and institutional outcomes:

  • Analyze and interpret financial reports to assist users in the management decision-making process.
  • Prepare accounting reports for internal and external users.
  • Interpret and apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAPs) to analyze, record, and report financial information in a variety of accounting systems.
  • Utilize appropriate current technology and resources to locate and evaluate information needed to accomplish a goal, and then communicate findings in visual, written and/or oral formats.
  • Transfer knowledge, skills and behaviors acquired through formal and informal learning and life experiences to new situations.
  • Employ strategies for reflection on learning and practice in order to adjust learning processes for continual improvement.
  • Follow established methods of inquiry and mathematical reasoning to form conclusions and make decisions.
  • Participate in social, academic, and professional communities for individual growth and to function as a citizen of a multicultural world.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills employers expect of new hires entering the career field.