The Accounting and Finance curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting and finance profession. Accountants and finance professionals assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.
Course work may include accounting, finance, ethics, business law, computer applications, financial planning, insurance, marketing, real estate, selling, and taxation. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics.
Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting and finance positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies.
Upon successful completion of the Accounting and Finance program, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to interpret financial information.
- Apply internet research tools to obtain and analyze financial information.
- Communicate financial information to different users.
The Accounting & Finance curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the "language of business," accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations. To effectively train Accounting professionals, the performance of certain functions is incorporated throughout the program. Faculty and students are required to demonstrate proficiency of these functions in the Accounting program. The essential functions include:
- Critical Thinking: critical thinking ability sufficient to gather relevant information, interpret data, recognize problems, and use a process to make informed, independent decisions that show good judgment. For example, making a good decision about the best financial report to produce based on user needs.
- Interpersonal Skills: interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with co-workers and clients, function and contribute as part of a team, be accountable for self and others, and maintain appropriate hygiene for an office environment. For example, the ability to interact effectively with other members on a team project.
- Communication Skills: speak English, write English, listen and comprehend written and spoken words, and communicate information and ideas so others will understand
- Mobility: mobility that is appropriate for an office or classroom setting is needed. For example, mobile enough to sit and stand repeatedly in an office setting.
- Motor Skills: be able to sit for extended periods of time and manual dexterity. For
- example, as needed for computer work/keyboarding.
- Hearing: hearing ability to hear sounds at a close range (within a few feet of the observer).
- For example, being able to hear and respond to an instructor or other students in a classroom.
- Visual: visual ability to see with normal or corrected vision, tolerate working indoors in
- artificial light and the glare of computer screens. For example, the ability to look at a computer screen for long periods of time.
- Tactile: ability to perform physical activities that require use of hands and arms. For example, possessing finger and manual dexterity necessary to manipulate computer and other office equipment.
- Weight-Bearing: none.
- Cognitive: cognitive ability to use logic and reason, attention to detail, and short-term and long term memory skills. For example, the ability to remember a concept covered in a class in a previous week of a semester.
EXAMPLES ARE NOT ALL INCLUSIVE.
Randolph Community College is an ADA compliant institution. The College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admissions process or in access to its programs, services and/or activities for qualified individuals who meet essential eligibility requirements. The College will provide reasonable accommodations for documented disabilities of individuals who are eligible to receive or participate in college programs, services and/or activities. Student Services provides a disability counselor to assist students in requesting disability related accommodations. If a student believes that he/she cannot meet one or more of the essential functions without accommodations, the student is encouraged to disclose the disability to the disability counselor as soon as possible. Students must certify the ability to meet essential functions of the curriculum by a signed statement when they begin the program.