Program Code: AFDegree: Certificate This program may be completed at the QCC Worcester campus and the Southbridge location. This program may be completed face-to-face. This program may be completed 80% or more online. Program Contact Email: BusinessAdmin@qcc.mass.eduAdditional InformationGoalsProgram Goals: The Accounting Assistant Finance Assistant Certificate focuses on the accounting skills and knowledge needed in business. Upon graduation, students will be prepared for entry-level accounting jobs in a variety of business settings or may move seamlessly into the Business Career associate degree program.Student Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the program graduates will be able to: Analyze, calculate, interpret, and report financial information accurately and in a timely manner. Demonstrate proficiency in both manual and automated accounting systems. Apply accounting principles which relate to accounting support functions. Demonstrate a grasp of the complexities of ethical issues in business and in particular the practice of accounting. Use the Microsoft Office Suite® and QuickBooks® software effectively. Communicate effectively using written, oral and nonverbal techniques, including the use of appropriate technology in the gathering and presentation of information. ClassesCurriculum: Course Title Course # Semester Offered Credits Prerequisites Semester 1 Financial Accounting I ACC 101 F/S/SU 3 ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or approp place score, MAT 090 with a "C" or higher on the MAT 090 departmental final exam or approp place score Federal Taxation ACC 211 F 3 ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or approp place score Personal Financial Planning FIN 111 F/S/SU 3 MAT 090 with a "C" or higher on the MAT 090 departmental final exam or approp place score Introduction to Microcomputer Applications CIS 111 F/S/SU 3 Composition I ENG 101 F/S/SU 3 ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or approp place score Semester 2 Financial Accounting II ACC 102 F/S/SU 3 ACC 101 Computerized Accounting ACC 231 S 3 ACC 101, CIS 111 Business Elective* --- F/S/SU 3 Humanities Elective --- F/S/SU 3 Total Credits Required: 27 Program Notes: *For Transfer into the Business Career Program, choose BSL 101, BSL 103, BUS 201, or MGT 101. Elective Information Cost & RequirementsAdmissions Requirements: Students should note that some required courses carry minimum prerequisites. Refer to the program grid. High School Diploma or GED/High School Equivalency. Admissions Process: Admissions inquiries should be directed to admissions [at] qcc.mass.edu. Prospective students may apply to the program of their choice by following the enrollment steps at www.qcc.edu/admissions/enrollment-steps.Technical Performance Standards: See the Technical Performance Standards page. (Note: Not all programs have technical performance standards).Credit for Prior Learning: Students enrolled in this program may be able to earn academic credit for prior learning. Please contact the Student Employment and Transfer Center (Room 272A) at careerservices [at] qcc.mass.edu or 508.854.4439.CORI, SORI, Finger Printing & Drug Testing: Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks are not required. Finger printing and drug testing are not required.Additional Cost: See the Program Fees page. (Note: Not all programs have program fees). CareerCareer Outlook: Please consult the Massachusetts Career Information System at https://masscis.intocareers.org/ or the Occupational Outlook Handbook at www.bls.gov/ooh/ for specific occupational information. The CIP code for this program is 52.0302.Gainful Employment: See the Gainful Employment section for more information.Transfer Articulations & Opportunities: Prospective students may learn more about transfer articulation agreements at www.qcc.mass.edu/transfer/ArticPathways.html. More information regarding transfer opportunities is available at www.qcc.mass.edu/transfer. Faculty & Staff Jean McLean Jean McLeanThe QCC Business programs offer an affordable, accessible, high quality education that prepares our students to be tomorrow’s business leaders. Our students will become critical thinkers who communicate effectively, behave ethically and bring a global perspective to the colleges or careers they enter upon graduation. Education BS in Hotel Restaurant Management, Northeastern University, MBA, Anna Maria College Experience: Business Owner, Hardwick General Store (and catering company) 1985-2004 Food Service Management, Northeastern University Flo Lucci Flo LucciMy vision includes building a better understanding across the school as far as how our programs can help to support not only private industry but also non-profit and social entrepreneurship ventures. My dream would be for all business study students to do a short term study-abroad experience. Education B.S., Lesley University; M.P.A.., Clark University; M.B.A., Fitchburg State University; D.B.A., Argosy University Experience: 12 years of private sector work as well as DOL programming Jane Joyce Jane JoyceMy mission is to continue to provide high quality affordable education for all students, from certificates to transfer. Education BS in Management Worcester State College Worcester, MA, MBA-Accounting- Assumption College Worcester, MA Experience: Senior Accountant- Quinsigamond Community College Maryann Kania Maryann KaniaMy mission is to help students explore, develop, and achieve their dreams of earning certificates, degrees and discover what their passion is for future careers and employment. Education B.S., Nichols College; M.B.A., Nichols College Experience: Adjunct Professor of Business and Humanities 1/2009-date Unum-disability insurance October 2002 - January 2012 Consultant 2010-present Carol A. Murphy Carol A. MurphyMy mission is to help students improve the skills necessary for gainful employment and to prepare students for transfer into 4 year colleges to receive a business degree. Education B.A., Assumption College; M.B.A., Nichols College. Experience: Owned and operated Accounting Software Training in Worcester for ten years with a bookkeeping staff of four. Trained business owners and their bookkeepers on QuickBooks accounting practices; furnished month to month bookkeeping needs.