Quincy College offers an Associate’s degree in Business with a Major in Accounting. This is part of the Professional Programs Division. This program is Business focus and allows graduates the flexibility to obtain Accounting jobs or Managerial positions. Although it is primarily a business focus, we have had numerous students go into the Certified Public Accounting Discipline. Several are currently working for the Big four. The college also offers an Accounting certificate program. This program is very popular with students trying to get into a Masters program. Many colleges require an academic accounting background for entrance.
The college offers a wide variety of courses. Our Accounting program mirrors four year Accounting major programs. We offer introductory and advanced accounting courses. The course selection goes from Bookkeeping to Fraud and Accounting IV courses.
Accounting positions are in every aspect of the economy. They go from Private Industry to City, State, and Federal government. Salary ranges start at $25 an hour for Bookkeepers to $150 for consultants. A Quincy College graduate with an Accounting major can expect to get a salary of $25 to $35 dollars an hour.
This is an introductory course in accounting with the emphasis on the basic accounting cycle, management use of accounting data, construction and analysis of financial statements, and valuation of assets. Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.
Topics included in this course are books of original entry, analysis of assets and liabilities, negotiable instruments, and an introduction to partnership and corporate accounting. Prerequisite: ACC 101.
Introduction to Forensic Accounting
This course explores the expanding field of forensic accounting. The student is introduced to techniques of fraud detection and its implications in white-collar crime utilizing financial accounting and fraud analysis techniques. Prerequisite: ACC 101 and ACC 102 or permission of Dean.
Introduction to Bookkeeping
This course introduces the student to the principles of bookkeeping. Basics of debits and credits, reconciliation and business financial operations will be presented. The student will be able to assist a small business with its basic financial reports. Basic Accounting course and/or background recommended.
This course offers the student an analysis of corporate accounting. The student should gain a knowledge of accounting practices used by corporations and by partnerships. The tax implications of these accounting practices are examined. Prerequisite: ACC 102.
This course studies accounting theory including property, plant and equipment, debt and equity financing, current liabilities, long-term corporate capital, and earnings per share. Prerequisite: ACC 201.
This course presents the analysis and interpretation of accounting information. Cost term, cost management in planning and control, managing costs throughout the organization, and managing costs in a global environment. Prerequisite: ACC 102.
Municipal Accounting and Finance
This course offers the students an analysis of municipal accounting and finance for the various municipalities and regions in Massachusetts. Emphasis will be placed upon revenue generating, budgeting, state aid to local communities, calculating tax rates and local options. Prerequisite: ACC 102.
A survey of federal tax structure as it applies to individuals, partnerships, and corporations. Emphasis will be placed upon specific problems as a device to further the appreciation of the impact of taxes upon decision making and forecasting, and the effect upon forms of organization. Prerequisite: ACC 102.
This course integrates the student’s classroom academic studies with actual experience in accounting. The student will work for at least ninety hours in an approved internship position which may be arranged through the college or by the student. Additional requirements for the course include nine classroom hours and a ten page paper. Prerequisites: ACC 102, completing 30 credits, and a GPA of 3.1 or higher.
This course deals with the auditing concepts and standards relevant to attest function as well as the legal and ethical responsibilities of the independent certified public accountant. Internal controls, an overview of EDP auditing and sampling, and auditor reports are included. Prerequisite: ACC 201 and ACC 205.