Jul 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog: August 2017 Edition 
2017-2018 Catalog: August 2017 Edition [ARCHIVED]


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Dean: Anna "Cathleen" Greiner, PhD
Academic Chair: Roopa Mathur, PhD
Faculty: Donald Bradshaw, MBA, CPA; Dixie Massaro; Bennet Tchaikovsky, CPA, Esq.; Bob Urell


Courses are offered in all phases of accounting. The curriculum emphasizes the use of the computer in a variety of accounting applications. Courses offered through the department may be taken to satisfy the major requirements for the Associate in Science degree or Certificate of Achievement in accounting, or certificates of proficiency in various accounting areas. Courses may also be applied for transfer credit toward an upper-division degree at a four-year college or university.  


Students majoring in accounting at Irvine Valley College focus on the principles and practices of accounting. The training they receive is intended to prepare them to make critical decisions based on data contained in various financial reports and statements. It also prepares them for entry-level accounting positions in the public and private sectors in such areas as service, merchandising, and manufacturing companies or transferring. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the accounting program, students will be able to

  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare financial reports and financial statements in public and private sector accounting.

Potential Careers

Examples of careers in accounting include the following:

Private Accounting

  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Cost Accountant
  • General Business Accountant
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Accounts Payable
    • Payroll
  • Management Accountant
  • Tax Accountant

Public Accounting

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
    • Tax
    • Audit
    • Consulting

Note: Baccalaureate and higher degree holders may take IVC courses in preparation for entering some of the above-mentioned careers directly whereas transfer students may take IVC courses as a first step toward additional education needed to enter those fields. Vocational students may take courses in a more focused approach to gain entry to jobs that may or may not require a baccalaureate or higher degree.


    Associate in ScienceCertificate of AchievementCertificate of Proficiency

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