About this course
Accountants must have an appreciation of all aspects of business organizations as well as technical proficiency in maintaining accurate records, preparing and analyzing financial statements and other types of financial reports. Accountants may work in such areas as general accounting, bookkeeping, auditing, tax preparation, cost accounting, budgeting, or financial investigation.
The demand for trained accountants has increased substantially with the growth and complexity of business and government. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, accountants and auditors can expect much faster than average employment growth over the 2008-18 decade. Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0800 Computer Fundamentals as a preparatory course before taking other computer courses. Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 1210 Keyboarding/Word Processing. The program schedule that follows is designed for fulltime students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students and those taking college preparatory courses, will require additional semesters of study.
Students should consult their academic advisors for help in planning their schedules. This program is available both in class and online. Students should consult with their advisor for the recommended sequencing of evening courses.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The applicant must attain a score of at least 61 on the Internet-based test or 500 on the paper-based test. Applicants applying from abroad must submit an official TOEFL score report to the College. The TOEFL code for Clark State Community College is 1127.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The applicant must attain an overall IELTS Band Score of 5.0 or better.
- Official transcripts from a previous U.S. college or university showing a grade C or better in college/university level English courses. This does not include English as a Second Language. Official college or university transcripts must be sent directly to Clark State in a sealed envelope