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CC Alumni Chelsey BryantThe Accounting Department at Casper College provides educational programs which parallel the first two years of a baccalaureate education and prepares students for vocational and professional degrees. It is our mission to provide excellence in education for the purpose of advancing the accounting profession and developing future professionals for business.

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Contact Information:
Rachel Wright
Academic Assistant
307-268-2494
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Mark Oxley
Department Head
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2009 graduate Chelsey Bryan
Kilmer and Associates

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    • Phone: (307) 268-2242
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  • Liz Ott
    • Phone: (307) 268-2493
    • Office: BU 208
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    • Office: BU 108
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ACCT 0900 Introduction to Accounting (3L, 3CR):
This course focuses on the methods, processes, and strategies necessary to analyze and understand the data used in accounting. The student will practice skills of identifying, classifying, reporting, and interpreting accounting information. Students will work problems dealing with preparation of financial statements, adjustment of information at end-of-period accounting cycles, and interpretation of the results thereof.

ACCT 1450 CB Exam Review (3L, 3CR):
The Certified Bookkeeper Exam Review is a course that will prepare students for the Certified Bookkeeper Exam that is administered by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers. Topics covered include adjustments, error correction, payroll, depreciation, inventory and internal controls.

ACCT 1905 Practical Accounting I (3L, 2LB, 4CR):
The fundamentals of accounting and recordkeeping as they apply to business operations including the basic use of QuickBooks software for accounting, the computation of payroll and taxes, and the preparation of financial statements are included in this course. This course is designed to help students understand the basic principles of bookkeeping and accounting. Text materials and problems on the computer should help students gain knowledge needed to keep personal records and to obtain initial employment as a bookkeeper in a small business or as a records clerk in a large business. Basic bookkeeping and accounting principles in this course also provide the foundation needed for advanced work. No credit will be given for ACCT 1905 if the student has previously earned credit in ACCT 2010 or its equivalent.

ACCT 2010 Principles of Accounting I (4L, 4CR) [E]:
Examines the fundamental concepts and procedures used in the preparation of the basic financial statements of business entities. Covers generally accepted accounting principles, accounting terminology, the usefulness of financial statements, and the role that judgment plays in accounting. Prerequisites: A “C” or better in ACCT 0900, ACCT 1905 or, MATH 0930 or an ACT Math Score of 23 or better, or an appropriate COMPASS exam score within the past year.

ACCT 2020 Princples of Accounting II (4L, 4CR) [E]:
A continuation of ACCT 2010. Accounting for corporations and partnerships. Examines reports and information needed by the management of a business to make good decisions. The role accounting information plays in aiding the functions of planning, budgeting, and control is examined. Prerequisites: ACCT 2010.

Acct 2110 Microcomputer Accounting I (1L, 2LB, 2CR):
Applying accounting fundamentals utilizing commonly used accounting software. Problems involve cash journals, general ledger, and related topics. Preparing and interpreting statements of a financial nature. Prerequisites: ACCT 2010, keyboarding skill, or permission of the instructor.

ACCT 2120 Computer Spreadsheet Accounting (2L, 2LB, 3CR):
This course prepares students to interact with computerized accounting systems. Major concepts of computerized accounting will be introduced including trial balance maintenance and financial statement generation. A commonly used spreadsheet program will be used throughout the course. Prerequisites: ACCT 2010.

ACCT 2410 Intermediate Accounting I (4L, 4CR( [E]:
A study of accounting principles and procedures with emphasis on analysis, interpretation, and controls. Financial statements are studied in detail from both the theoretical and practical standpoints, with a critical examination and evaluation of areas covered. (Fall semester.) Prerequisites: ACCT 2020.

ACCT 2420 Intermediate Accounting II (4L, 4CR) [E]:
A continuation of ACCT 2410. (Spring semester.) Prerequisites: ACCT 2410.

ACCT 2430 Income Tax (3L, 3CR):
This course is an introduction to federal taxation of the income of individuals. Examples and problems illustrate tax laws. Computer applications may be used to illustrate specific examples.

ACCT 2460 Payroll Accounting (3L, 3CR):
This course examines the fundamental concepts and procedures used in payroll accounting. Usually, payroll is the largest expense of most businesses and a continuing management challenge in terms of cost control. This course will explore payroll laws and recordkeeping requirements, running a payroll, payroll reporting and accounting procedures, and payroll systems and policies. Prerequisites: ACCT 2010, or permission of the instructor.

ACCT 2480 Cooperative Education (1-3CR) (Max. 6):
The student is afforded the opportunity to gain practical, on-the-job experience under the supervision of the accounting program coordinator and employer. A minimum of 80 hours of on the-job training represents one semester hour. The student must maintain 12 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA during the semester. Prerequisites: Full-time accounting major and permission of the program coordinator.

ACCT 2490 Topics: (Subtitle) (1-4CR):
Uncataloged accounting courses for persons who wish advance preparation in a specific discipline. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

Accounting Advisory Board members

Member Name Member Organization Meeting Minutes

Laurie Longtine
Christine Boomgarden
Joanne Kumor
Connie Kennerkneckt
Shannon Jackett
Sandy Sowder
Dirk Montgomery
Jim Porter
Mike Lovelett
Julie Melder
Deca Wasson
Dick Bratton

Lesley Travers
Gary Becker
Liz Ott
Mark Oxley

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Chris Boomgarden, CPA
Macy & Associates
Defense Technology
WSBA Area 2 Director
Liberty Tax
Porter Muirhead Cornia & Howard CPA's
Porter Muirhead Cornia & Howard CPA's
Lovelett Skogen & Associates P.C.
Leo Riley & Company
City of Casper, Finance Division Manager
Jona Inc.

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The Accounting Department at Casper College takes an active role in the placement activities of its students.  As part of our commitment to students and the profession, instructors advise students of career opportunities in the various areas of the accounting profession.   The Accounting Department maintains contact with area professionals for the purpose of placing students.  Many of these professionals are Casper College graduates and welcome the opportunity to employ additional graduates.  Please refer to the Alumni tab to see and read what they say about the Casper College program. 

Casper College students graduating with a two-year Associates Degree are qualified to acquire entry-level bookkeeping and tax preparation positions that have beginning salaries of $33,000 to $38,0000 a year.  With some experience and proven ability students can then advance to positions earning $55,000 + a year.  

After earning an associates degree at Casper College, students may also choose to pursue a four-year Bachelor’s Degree, a Master’s Degree and sit for and pass the CPA exam. The potential to finish your bachelor degree online exists as we have current students and past graduates who are or have attended Franklin University and Chadron State College online while staying in Casper. Visit our University Partnership page at www.caspercollege.edu/university_partnerships/index.html to learn more.

If students pursue these steps of further education and certification, earnings potential and ability to move into management positions will also increase.

There is a steady and growing demand for accounting professionals in Casper and the surrounding area which creates great opportunities for Casper College Accounting Students.

We look forward to seeing you at Casper College soon!

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Many of our graduates have been placed at local companies such as,
Porter Muirhead Cornia & Howard, Lovelett, Skogen & Associates, P.C. and Kilmer & Associates

See where they are now and read testimonials of their journey at Casper College below.

 

 

Where are they now?

 

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Robert Porter
Shareholder - Porter Muirhead Cornia & Howard
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Susan Frank
Shareholder - Porter Muirhead Cornia & Howard
Adjunct instructor at Casper College
 
Testimonials

Misty Wolcott

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"My experience with Casper College began in 1997 when I was seventeen years old. I was a teenage mother and a high school dropout, but I had dreams for my future, dreams I knew I could not accomplish without an education.

In May 1997 I walked acorss the stage at the Roberts Commons to receive my GED through Casper College's General Education Development Program. I was nine months pregnant with my second child. Seven years later, in the Spring of 2004, I entered the Accounting Program and my life has not been the same since.

I graduated from Casper College in May 2006 with an Associate of Business degree in Accounting. I continued my education at the University of Wyoming, graduating in December 2007 with my Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. I sat for, and passed, all four sections of the CPA exam in January 2008.

I am now a licensed CPA practicing with Lovelett, Skogen & Associates, P.C. in Casper. I know I would not be where I am today without all the help I received from Casper College. The resources available to me at Casper College, combined with the wonderful staff, allowed me to succeed as a nontraditional student. I will forever be grateful to have been given the opportunity to achieve my dreams."

Tabetha Berge

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"Casper College was an excellent place to start my career. Through their committed instructors and alliance programs, I was able to stay in my home town of Casper and still get the education I needed to enter the public accounting field. The opportunites that the accounting department offers can and does open the doors to just about any field you can imagine. I was able to get my associates at Casper College as well as take the core classes I needed to transfer to the Franklin Unversity of Ohio Allicance program. With Franklin, I was able to complete the upper level classes I needed in order to meet the requirements required by the Wyoming State Board of Accountancy in order to sit for the CPA exam. Had it not been for opportunites that Casper College made available to me, including the experience of online courses, I likely would not be in the position I am in today."

Denise Uhrig

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"Casper College was the first step in my accounting career. I received my associate's degree in accounting from Casper College and continued on to the community college alliance program with Franklin University of Ohio to receive my bachelor's degree in accounting in the summer of 2009. Currently I am working for Porter Muirhead Cornia & Howard while studying to take the CPA exam.

I look back at my experiences at Casper College fondly both for the people that I met there and the education that I received. Casper College gave me a strong foundation in accounting and opened up a great deal of opportunities for me in my career."

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