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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accountant Diploma

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Total Credits: 45

Major Number: 5668
CIP Code: 52.0301

Program Description

The Accountant diploma includes an expanded exposure to accounting practice. Graduates are prepared for entry-level jobs as junior accountants, full-charge bookkeepers, associate accountants, and accountants.  The program includes an introduction to income tax preparation, cost accounting, accounting for intangibles, and bond amortization.

Program Prerequisites

Proficiency in keyboarding (30 WPM or OFFT 1001 ) - recommended.

Special Instructions


Program Requirements

Total Credits: 33

Career/Occupational Electives Requirements

Career/Occupational Electives to reach 35 credits

Select from ACCT, BMGT, CAPL, MKTG, or OFFT based on student career and educational goals.

Total Credits: 2

MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 1: Communication

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences

Total Credits: 3

Total Credits: 10

MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer. This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities required for entry-level accounting positions.
  • Recognize standards of professional ethics in the accounting field.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically to identify and solve accounting problems.
  • Describe the accountant/client relationship.
  • Communicate effectively and work in teams as appropriate for the accounting field.
  • Identify, interpret, and apply tax law to income tax preparations.

Program Contact Information

Al Aspelund 651.779.3998 Room 2244 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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