This certificate provides a general understanding of the role of accounting and accounting principles in business. Focus is placed on analyzing and recording business events following the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Instruction includes accounting principles, as well as financial, managerial, and cost accounting. In addition, budget control, legal aspects of accounting, and professional standards and ethics are reviewed for for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.
This course presents the skills needed for university success and initiates students to career planning and development. Students evaluate their abilities and interests in order to develop career goals and align these goals with an appropriate course of study. Through a career investigation project, students are introduced to research techniques. Students also improve on academic skills necessary to successfully complete university work, such as critical thinking, study techniques, and test taking strategies. In addition, students are introduced to important dynamics of interpersonal communication and conflict resolution. The course also orients students to the University, to the Davenport University Excellence System, and to other elements of the Davenport curriculum. (This course is required for all new business, health, and technology students, except those transferring with 30 or more semester credits.) Applicable Course Fees can be found at https://my.davenport.edu/financial-aid/h
This course is an introduction to accounting principles emphasizing the operation of a business as a sole proprietorship and covers the complete accounting cycle for merchandising and service entities. Partnership accounting is also covered. The application of computer technology to accounting processes is integrated into this course. Note: A grade of C or better is required to take the next course in the sequence. Applicable Course Fees can be found at https://my.davenport.edu/financial-aid/how-much-does-du-cost/tuition-and-fees.
This course continues the study of accounting principles with special emphasis on corporations, and basic principles of managerial accounting. Note: A grade of C or better is required to take ACCT301. Applicable Course Fees can be found at https://my.davenport.edu/financial-aid/how-much-does-du-cost/tuition-and-fees.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT201 with a C grade or above.
This course is a study of currently available accounting-business software and the related applications. Students will learn how to operate, evaluate, and apply various software with accounting systems and accounting information systems. Applicable Course Fees can be found at https://my.davenport.edu/financial-aid/how-much-does-du-cost/tuition-and-fees.
Students create and manipulate spreadsheets with MS Excel to solve business applications. It is expected that students have a familiarity with spreadsheet software, as the course quickly progresses to advanced features, including data validation, linked workbooks, pivot tables, lookup functions, solver, and scenario manager. By the end of the semester, students will have the prerequisite skills to take applicable certification testing. Applicable Course Fees can be found at https://my.davenport.edu/financial-aid/how-much-does-du-cost/tuition-and-fees.
Recommended Prerequisite(s): MATH120 or MATH125
MATH120 College Mathematics
Students in this course will explore and apply college-level mathematical concepts so as to enhance their critical and creative thinking skills. Topics will include i) problem solving, ii) set theory and real numbers, iii) linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, and iv) counting techniques and probability. Other topics of interest will be selected from graph theory, prime numbers, logic, number representation, and voting theory. This course aims to increase students’ appreciation of the utility, ubiquity, and beauty of mathematics. Additional Course Fee(s) apply. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate test scores or successful completion of MATH030. Students must also successfully complete an assessment exam on the first day of class.
MATH125 Intermediate Algebra
This course is designed to prepare students for the traditional calculus sequence. Course coverage includes the definitions, properties, and arithmetic of algebraic expressions, solving equations and inequalities, an introduction to functions, graphing equations and functions (e.g., linear, quadratic, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic). The course also includes a brief introduction to right triangle trigonometry. Techniques of problem solving and applications are integrated throughout the course. Note: A grade of C or above is required to take MATH135 or MATH150. Additional Course Fee(s) apply. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate test scores or successful completion of MATH030. Students must also successfully complete an assessment exam on the first day of class.