The Certificate in Accounting requires the completion of 5 units successfully.  After successful completion of the CIA, students can articulate into the Diploma in Accounting program.

Code     Unit Name
1002     Business Communication
1003     Microsoft Office Training
1012     Basic Accounting
1014     Business Maths
1009     Business Administration


Business Communication

Business Communication

Descriptions:
This subject provides students with the main focus on understanding what communication is and its significance in the workplace. The main purpose of taking this particular unit is to be a very good communicator in the workplace. The students can be very good in their specialized field of study but if they don’t acquire the necessary skills of communication then they will not understand its significance in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this subject, the students are expected to:

  • Understand the important aspects, concepts, and principles in the accounting area
  • Describe the importance of accounting in business
  • Explain and use the accounting equation in basic financial analysis and explain how the equation is related to the financial statements
  • Explain fundamental accounting concepts, the elements of financial statements, and basic accounting vocabulary
  • Define and distinguish between cash basis and accrual basis accounting and the impact of each on the financial statements
  • Explain the application of double-entry accounting rules
  • Explain and operate the imprest system for petty cash

Microsoft Office Training

Microsoft Office Training

Descriptions:
This course offers a unique, orientation that gives students a basic understanding of computers. Computer Essentials and Applications encourage active learning with exercises, explorations, and numbered steps. While combining the active learning style with current topics and technology, this course provides an accurate snapshot of computer trends.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this subject, the students are expected to:

  • Understanding on Microsoft office 2007
  • Apply  tools to learning  Microsoft Word  to create documents
  • Create, save and print a word-processed document
  • Create formulas to add, subtract, multiply, divide
  • Sort data according to specific criteria
  • Use the Concatenate function to join data in two cells
  • Explore the PowerPoint 2007 interface and familiarize yourself with the interface
  • Prepare to deliver a presentation
  • Modify graphical objects on slides
  • Add graphical objects to a presentation

Basic Accounting

Basic Accounting

Descriptions:
This subject provides students with Basic Accounting knowledge is one of the foundation courses taken in the Certificate in Accounting, Business, Human Resource Management, and Sales programs offered here at ITI. The subject covers the fundamental aspects of accounting that students need to know as a prerequisite to studying other major courses in the field of accounting. The general purpose of this Basic Accounting subject is to give students the fundamental basic knowledge of accounting which serves as the foundation of understanding other broader disciplines in accounting.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this subject, the students are expected to:

  • Understand the important aspects, concepts, and principles in the accounting area
  • Describe the importance of accounting in business
  • Explain and use the accounting equation in basic financial analysis and explain how the equation is related to the financial statements
  • Explain fundamental accounting concepts, the elements of financial statements, and basic accounting vocabulary
  • Define and distinguish between cash basis and accrual basis accounting and the impact of each on the financial statements
  • Explain the application of double-entry accounting rules
  • Explain and operate the imprest system for petty cash

Business Maths

Business Maths

Descriptions:
Basic Mathematics is all about revising of maths level covered either in High School or Secondary School some time ago. Students need to revisit certain topics covered in their high school to enrich themselves with basic mathematics skills before covering business mathematics for this course. The basic maths knowledge level will be covered using selective topics such as Whole Numbers, Fractions, Decimals, Exponents, Scientific Notations, and Logarithms. These topics should have been covered in the early years of education. And they can be covered using the Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division as four orders of operations. Students will be also taught how to use their basic scientific calculator skills which should ultimately enrich their calculation skills.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this subject, the students are expected to:

  • Calculate Fractions, Exponents, Scientific Notations & Logarithms
  • Discuss Algebra from a business perspective
  • Calculate Algebra using business practical situations
  • Discuss Percentages and its application in business
  • Discuss Business Statistics & its importance in business
  • Calculate Simple Interest using appropriate equations
  • Outline Compound Interest Formulas & compare with Simple Interest Formulas
  • Discuss Annuities & its importance in banking & finance in business
  • Identify the main formulas for Forecasting of business statistics
  • Draw & interpret different types of graphs

Business Administration

Business Administration

Descriptions:
Business Administration is one of the foundation courses taken in the Certificate in Accounting programs offered here at ITI. The course covers the fundamental principles and theories of Administration that students need to know in the field of Business Management and Accounting. The general purpose of this course is to give students the basic knowledge of Business Administration which serves as the foundation of understanding other broader disciplines in business or the organization.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this subject, the students are expected to:

  • Understand how businesses operate as for-profit and not-for-profit organizations
  • Describe the difference between a positive and negative attitude
  • Explain the term productivity
  • Differentiate between effectiveness and efficiency
  • Identify the process involved in achieving the outcome
  • Describe six important human relation skills
  • Understand how motivation life leads people to excel in life and career
  • Identify how to manage other resources
  • Describe three important business systems
  • Describe risks and rewards associated in the operation of the business
  • Understand how effectiveness and  efficiency leads to productivity