Los Angeles Pacific College

Programs of Study

Programs

We offer the following academic programs:

Degree Programs

Accounting, Associare of Occupational Studies (AOS) 60 Semester Units 1,140 Clock Hours

Certificate Programs

Business General Program 36 Weeks 480 Clock Hours
Computerized Accounting 54 Weeks 720 Clock Hours
Computer Graphic Design 36 Weeks 480 Clock Hours
Computer Information Systems 36 Weeks 480 Clock Hours
English as a Second Language
*Duration is based on 3 levels only, out of 6 leveles offered.
36 Weeks* 720 Clock Hours

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Computer Graphic Design

Objectives

This concentrated, fast-paced program provides a fundamental understanding of, and proficiency with computer-aided design and prepares students to perform a variety of graphic tasks and projects, including computer illustration, desktop publishing, digital imaging, and web design, using the latest in graphic communications technology.

Course Lec Lab Units
CGD 160 Photoshop I 30 30 3.0
CGD 170 Photoshop II 30 30 3.0
CGD 180 Illustrator I 30 30 3.0
CGD 185 Illustrator II 30 30 3.0
CGD 190 InDesign 30 30 3.0
CGD 200 Web Design I 30 30 3.0
CGD 210 Web Design II 30 30 3.0
CGD 260 Principles of Graphic Design I 30 30 3.0
Total 240 240 24.0
480 Total Clock Hours

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Computer Information Systems

Objectives

This program provides a fundamental understanding of accounting and computer operations. Students learn accounting and spreadsheet management as it relates to accounting concepts, as well as word processing and business presentations using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Graduates of this program will be competent to utilize, maintain, and customize each application as an entry-level administrative assistant or bookkeeper.

Course Lec Lab Units
ACT 100 Principles of Accounting I 40 40 4.0
ACT 120 Payroll Accounting 20 20 2.0
CAC 160 QuickBooks 40 40 4.0
CAC 120 Excel for Accounting 40 40 4.0
CAC 140 Advanced Excel for Accounting 40 40 4.0
CIS 111 Microsoft Word 30 30 3.0
CIS 140 Microsoft PowerPoint 30 30 3.0
Total 240 240 24.0
480 Total Clock Hours

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Business General Program

Objectives

This program provides the general clerical, bookkeeping, and computer skills necessary to perform successfully in a modern office environment. This program enhances students' ability to communicate more effectively and efficiently in business. Students gain the knowledge and computational skills needed to perform bookkeeping operations. Graduates of this program will be ready to handle entry-level office work and bookkeeping duties.

Course Lec Lab Units
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Business Applications 30 30 3.0
GEN 120 Mathematics for Business & Consumers 30 30 3.0
BGP 104 Business Bookkeeping 50 50 5.0
ACT 120 Payroll Accounting 20 20 2.0
CAC 120 Excel for Accounting 40 40 4.0
CAC 160 QuickBooks 40 40 4.0
CIS 111 Microsoft Word 30 30 3.0
Total 240 240 24.0
480 Total Clock Hours

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Computerized Accounting

Objectives

This program provides a fundamental understanding of accounting principles and practices and how to utilize computer applications to perform accounting tasks. Students learn how to use Microsoft Excel to perform accounting functions. Students will gain the working knowledge and skills needed to perform accounting tasks at different stages of a complete accounting cycle. Students compare and contrast three types of business entities and learn how to treat them differently. This program also teaches students to prepare various payroll tax returns and income tax returns. The final stage of this program enables students to utilize computer applications to carry out accounting duties. Graduates of this program will be competent to perform entry-level bookkeeper duties.

Course Lec Lab Units
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Business Applications 30 30 3.0
ACT 100 Principles of Accounting I 40 40 4.0
ACT 120 Payroll Accounting 20 20 2.0
ACT 140 Principles of Accounting II 40 40 4.0
CAC 160 QuickBooks 40 40 4.0
CAC 120 Excel for Accounting 40 40 4.0
CAC 140 Advanced Excel for Accounting 40 40 4.0
ACT 160 Individual Income Taxes 40 40 4.0
GEN 120 Mathematics for Business & Consumers 30 30 3.0
ACT 200 Cost Accounting 40 40 4.0
Total 360 360 36.0
720 Total Clock Hours

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English as a Second Language

Objectives

This program is designed to provide non-native English speaking students with the language skills needed to enter U.S. colleges or universities, and/or to become gainfully employed in their home countries. The ESL program's aim is to teach an intensive English course so students may learn the structure, grammar, and idiomatic use of the English language in the most comprehensive manner possible. To graduate from the ESL program, a student must complete a total of three consecutive levels, that is, 48 semester units (720 Clock Hours), and have maintained the school's Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.

Students who complete the ESL Program by graduating from ESL 6 can move onto the TOEFL courses which are specialty courses that introduce students to the test-taking techniques for improving their TOEFL score.

Course Lec Units
ESL 1 Beginning Level 240 16.0
ESL 2 High Beginning-Low Intermediate Level 240 16.0
ESL 3 Low Intermediate-Intermediate Level 240 16.0
ESL 4 Intermediate-High Intermediate Level 240 16.0
ESL 5 High Intermediate-Low Advanced Level 240 16.0
ESL 6 Advanced Level 240 16.0

SPECIALTY COURSES Lec Units*
TOEFL iBT 240 16.0
TOEFL PBT 240 16.0

*Note: A total of 20 instructional hours per week are provided.

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Accounting, Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS)

Objectives

Our intensive degree program in accounting provides a fundamental understanding of accounting principles and practices and how to utilize computer applications to perform accounting tasks. This program provides working knowledge and the skills to perform accounting tasks at different stages of a complete accounting cycle. Students compare and contrast different types of business entities and learn how to treat them differently, prepare various payroll and income tax returns, and effectively utilize computer applications to carry out accounting duties.

Semester I
Course Lec Lab Units
ACT 100 Principles of Accounting I 40 40 4.0
ACT 120 Payroll Accounting 20 20 2.0
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Business Applications 30 30 3.0
GEN 100 Principles of Microeconomics 45 -- 3.0
GEN 120 Mathematics for Business & Consumers 30 30 3.0
Subtotal 165 120 15.0
Semester II
Course Lec Lab Units
GEN 140 English Writing 45 -- 3.0
ACT 140 Principles of Accounting II 40 40 4.0
CAC 120 Excel for Accounting 40 40 4.0
CAC 160 QuickBooks 40 40 4.0
Subtotal 165 120 15.0
Semester III
Course Lec Lab Units
GEN 160 Grammar Review 45 -- 3.0
CAC 140 Advanced Excel for Accounting 40 40 4.0
ACT 180 Intermediate Accounting 40 40 4.0
ACT 160 Individual Income Taxes 40 40 4.0
Subtotal 165 120 15.0
Semester IV
Course Lec Lab Units
ACT 200 Cost Accounting 40 40 4.0
ACT 220 Intermediate Accounting II 40 40 4.0
CAC 180 Taxation of Corporations, Partnerships, Estates, &Trusts 40 40 4.0
GEN 180 Introduction to Psychology 45 -- 3.0
Subtotal 165 120 15.0
Total 660 480 60.0
1,440 Total Clock Hours

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