Take Introduction to Accounting this Summer!


Pam Ritzenthaler
Business Administration Instructor

April 23, 2014

Accounting is the language of business. Taking BA111, Introduction to Accounting, will not only allow you to understand business at a deeper level, but also will prepare you to succeed in the first year Accounting series that is required for every degree in Business Administration including Accounting degrees and certificates.

The first year Accounting sequence is BA 211 (Principles of Accounting I), BA 212 (Principles of Accounting II), then BA 213 (Managerial Accounting). If you take Introduction to Accounting this summer you’ll have gained the foundation skills needed to take on the Accounting series, in order, this Fall, Winter and then Spring, with no unnecessary breaks. Just like the progression through other sequences (such as 201, 202, and 203 of a year-long study of a foreign language), once you start the sequence, it is best to continue through it without delay if at all possible.

This course material is challenging to learn online. Classroom-taught students are more successful at completing Intro to Accounting than students who attempt it online. Classes will be taught in person, in a classroom, by Pam Ritzenthaler, MBA, who has taught this accounting class each of the last 3 years, successfully preparing all of her students for the rigors of subsequent Accounting courses.

This Summer's Intro to Accounting starts June 25th and meets each Wednesday for 11 weeks, 5:30 - 8:20pm at the Hood River Campus of Columbia Gorge Community College.

Sign up for Intro to Accounting and ease your way back into school, and/or into the Language of Business!

Catalog Description:
BA 111 Introduction To Accounting 3 cr
Presents double-entry accounting as related to service and merchandising business. Covers accounting cycle, including journalizing, posting to the general ledger, preparation of financial statements, petty cash, bank reconciliations, combined journal, special journals and payroll. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.