Accounting

Accounting

  • Description: The Accounting Associate Degree program prepares graduates for employment as accountants in business, industry, and government. Many experienced accountants become owners/operators of their own public accounting firms. The program integrates software and technology in the accounting concepts.
     
Accounting Program Outcomes
Program Measurements UsedResults
Comparison DataContinuous Improvement
1. Apply various theories and treatments of accounting concepts for various organizational operations and related stakeholders.
Individual course assessments and business software applicationsGenerally about 70% Yearly review of CAR for individual core courses Individual course re-evaluation and updating 
Stackable certificates awardedData will be compiled as this is an new measurement that was just implemented this academic yearNo comparison data available at this timePromote student attainment of stackable certificates / Increase enrollment in various accounting courses
Accounting Advisory Board SurveyMajority of AAB membersNo comparison data available at this time, but members will continue to be surveyed Continue to stress communication, critical thinking, and fundamental accounting theory and application in all accounting courses
2. Analyze policy issues, regulations, and laws to uphold the professional and ethical responsibilities expected of an accountant.

Employer SurveyData will be compiled as this is a new measurement that will be used starting in the spring of 2010 
No comparison data available

No intervention needed at this time

 
Ethics casesData will be compiled as this is an new measurement No comparison data available

No intervention needed at this time

 
3. Demonstrate managerial skills as they pertain to organizations through planning and control.

Application of knowledge to complete individual and group cases culminating in a final project on business processes, risks and controls.

Actual Course results: 

80 – 89% 

Benchmark:  70%

 

Revising cases and final project to be more encompassing

 
4. Apply critical thinking to solve business problems.

Implement a “real life” case study that gives a student only 2 days to solve a crisis and submit their paper for a grade.

100% passage rate, evaluated by an outside cost manager and plant manager Comparison data not available No intervention needed at this time. 
5. Use basic psychology, sociology, economics, mathematics, and/or science applications within both business and personal settings.

Successful completion of  general education requirements

Generally above 70% 

LCCC Benchmark level of 70%

No intervention needed at this time

Student/Faculty Interaction

80% Satisfaction 

LCCC Benchmark level of 70%

No intervention needed at this time
Student SurveyGenerally above 70%

LCCC Benchmark level of 70%

No intervention needed at this time

6. Recognize the need to pursue life-long learning to become a well-rounded individual able to achieve his/her potential.

Participation in strategic alliances with professional organizations,  firms, and institutionsData being compiled, three activities scheduled for this academic year 

Benchmark:

70% participation 
Developing a calendar of future events and activities / Promote student membership to professional organizations 
7. Analyze financial data using technology as a tool.

Successful completion of CISS 121, and CISS 211 or ACTG 256

Actual Course Results:

75 – 90%