The career program in Accounting prepares students for various entry-level positions in the field of accounting. It is strongly recommended that students who plan to pursue further studies at a four-year institution immediately after graduation to major in Accounting take the Business Administration with the Accounting Concentration program.
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Perform all steps in the accounting cycle for business entities;
- Analyze financial statements, recognize potential problem areas, and suggest appropriate actions to alleviate or eliminate problems;
- Prepare a federal income tax return and other tax forms for representative individuals including the person who is operating the business as a single proprietorship;
- Record representative cost accounting transactions and subsequently reflect the effect of these transactions in appropriate financial statements;
- Recognize special needs of business;
- Prepare various operating budgets leading to the preparation of a master budget;
- Prepare variance reports;
- Demonstrate a knowledge of capital budgeting;
- Discuss the importance of ethical behavior in business operations;
- Demonstrate efficient utilization of appropriate accounting software;
- Apply basic economic principles in the business decision-making process;
- Describe the contemporary legal environment in business.
Course requirements are available here.
Proof of High School Graduation
Delaware County Community College's Educational Foundation awards approximately $300,000 in scholarships annually. Each scholarship has its own criteria for eligibility established by the donor. The application period for scholarships each year runs from mid-February to mid-April. More information can be found at www.dccc.edu/scholarships.
- Fall Semester: Late August;
- Spring Semester: Early January;
- Summer Semester: Late May