Accounting

Academic Division of Professional Programs

Accounting Image

Quincy College offers an Associate’s degree in Business with a Major in Accounting.   This is part of the Professional Programs Division.  This program is Business focus and allows graduates the flexibility to obtain Accounting jobs or Managerial positions.  Although it is primarily a business focus, we have had numerous students go into the Certified Public Accounting Discipline.  Several are currently working for the Big four. The college also offers an Accounting certificate program.  This program is very popular with students trying to get into a Masters program.  Many colleges require an academic accounting background for entrance.

The college offers a wide variety of courses.  Our Accounting program mirrors four year Accounting major programs.  We off Introductory and advanced accounting courses.  The course selection goes from Bookkeeping to Fraud and Accounting IV courses.

Accounting positions are in every aspect of the economy.  They go from Private Industry to City, State, and Federal government.  Salary ranges start at $25 an hour for Bookkeepers to $150 for consultants. A Quincy College graduate with an Accounting major can expect to get a salary of $25 to $35 dollars an hour.

Download the Accounting Associate in Science Degree overview sheet.

Download the Accounting Certificate  overview sheet.

 

 

 

Certificates

The Accounting Certificate is intended for those students who already have a certificate, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree in another discipline, as well as students without a degree who already are working in the accounting profession. It is also intended for those students with an accounting education from another country who wish to become proficient in the United States’ accounting standards and practices.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of the program the student should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively about accounting information
  • Perform basic mathematical calculations in accounting and finance
  • Apply the fundamental principles and methods of financial accounting in analyzing business transactions
  • Identify the impact of business transactions upon financial statements
  • Use accounting information to support business decision making
  • Apply principles of cost accounting to analyze a firm’s costs
  • Discuss Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Click here for gainful employment data.

Degrees

The Accounting Associate Degree is a program within the Division of Professional Programs and is designed to prepare students for entry level accounting positions, or to provide further advancement for those already employed in the accounting profession. The program design includes the core curriculum, a general business core, skills courses, and courses specific to the accounting profession.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of the Accounting Program the student should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively about accounting information
  • Perform basic mathematical calculations in accounting, finance, and general business
  • Discuss the role of accounting managers
  • Apply the fundamental principles and methods of financial accounting in analyzing business transactions
  • Identify the impact of business transactions upon financial statements
  • Use accounting information to support business decision making
  • Apply principles of cost accounting to analyze a firm’s costs
  • Discuss Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Discuss the economic principles underlying the behavior of firms and the performance of the macroeconomy
  • Identify the impact macroeconomic variables have upon businesses and their financial statements
  • Perform computerized financial analysis
  • Discuss the ethical issues faced by accounting majors

Plymouth

Quincy

Accounting Courses
    •  
    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • ACC 101
    • Accounting I
    • 3
    This is an introductory course in accounting with the emphasis on the basic accounting cycle, management use of accounting data, construction and analysis of financial statements, and valuation of assets. Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.
    • ACC 102
    • Accounting II
    • 3
    Topics included in this course are books of original entry, analysis of assets and liabilities, negotiable instruments, and an introduction to partnership and corporate accounting. Prerequisite: ACC 101.
    • ACC 201
    • Accounting III
    • 3
    This course offers the student an analysis of corporate accounting. The student should gain a knowledge of accounting practices used by corporations and by partnerships. The tax implications of these accounting practices are examined. Prerequisite: ACC 102.
    • ACC 202
    • Accounting IV
    • 3
    This course studies accounting theory including property, plant and equipment, tangible assets, current liabilities, long-term corporate capital, and earnings per share. Prerequisite: ACC 201.
    • ACC 205
    • Managerial Accounting
    • 3
    This course presents the analysis and interpretation of accounting information. Cost term, cost management in planning and control, managing costs throughout the organization, and managing costs in a global environment. Prerequisite: ACC 102.
    • CSA 220
    • Computerized Accounting/Quick Books
    • 3
    This course is designed to provide the student with a knowledge of and appreciation for integrated accounting software used by small businesses. Emphasis is placed on the set-up, maintenance, closing of the books, and the analysis of the financial statements. The course uses problem simulations to ensure the total understanding of the software. Prerequisite: ACC 102.
    • ACC 207
    • Municipal Accounting and Finance
    • 3
    This course offers the students an analysis of municipal accounting and finance for the various municipalities and regions in Massachusetts. Emphasis will be placed upon revenue generating, budgeting, state aid to local communities, calculating tax rates and local options. Prerequisite: ACC 102.
    • ACC 209
    • Federal Taxation
    • 3
    A survey of federal tax structure as it applies to individuals, partnerships, and corporations. Emphasis will be placed upon specific problems as a device to further the appreciation of the impact of taxes upon decision making and forecasting, and the effect upon forms of organization. Prerequisite: ACC 102.
    • CSA 217
    • Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions
    • 3
    The course is geared to gain a working knowledge of computerized spreadsheet skills using Microsoft Excel® software and the student will apply those skills to business based problem solving cases. Prerequisites: CSI 101/ACC101.
    • FIN 220
    • Principles of Finance
    • 3
    This course provides an introduction to financial institutions and concepts and methods of financial analysis. Topics covered include financial statement analysis, short-term verses long-term business financing, the time value of money, risk verses return, the cost of capital, and international finance. Prerequisites: ACC 101, ACC 102.
    • LAW 235
    • Law of Business Organizations
    • 3
    The student will learn the procedure and basic legal concepts involved in the formation and functioning of sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Prerequisite/corequisite: ENG 101.
    • BUS 220
    • Business Ethics
    • 3
    An introductory course in business ethics focusing on what business relationships are and ought to be with the various constituencies in which business operates. Through the use of case analysis, the student will develop a means of arriving at decisions that he or she can feel are “right,” “proper,” and “just.” Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.

APPLY NOW

Contact Info:

Quincy Campus

1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Tel:  (617) 984-1700

Plymouth Campus

36 Cordage Park Circle
Plymouth, MA 02360

Tel:  (508) 747-0400

REQUEST INFO

Scroll To Top