Porterville College


Accounting (CA)

The Accounting Certificate Program is a competitive and rigorous course of study that develops skills in critical thinking, problem solving, written and oral communication, and decision making, in addition to developing the necessary tools to engage in lifelong learning after completion. The program also develops an understanding of accounting theory, technical procedures, and the professional standards and ethics essential to becoming a successful professional in public, industry, government and not-for-profit accounting.

Program Learning Outcomes: Demonstrate knowledge in accounting for external financial reporting and managerial applications; research accounting literature for both structured and unstructured problems in external financial reporting, tax and auditing; recognize and analyze ethical problems in practical accounting situations, select and defend a course of action; effectively communicate complex accounting concepts both orally and in writing.

Required Core (17 units)

BSAD P150 - Quantitative Methods in Business Decision Making 3 units

BSAD P155 - Business Statistics 3 units

ACCT P110 - Financial Accounting 3 units

ACCT P120 - Managerial Accounting 3 units

BSAD P165 - Entrepreneurial Finance 3 units

BSAD P162 - Entrepreneur Mentor / Internship 2 units

Accounting (CA) pending Title IV aid.

Effective Fall 2016