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Payroll Accounting   (ACC-120)   3.00 s.h.  
This course will cover fundamental principles of payroll tax laws as defined by Federal, State, and local government. It will also include, discussion of Social Security, Federal and State Unemployment Insurance and journal entries to record payroll information. It will include sales tax requirements in recordkeeping and computation of sales tax returns. Insurance and union reporting are discussed. It also includes personnel records requirements., data processing, and payroll systems. 
Payroll Taxes   (ACC-121)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of payroll systems and the preparation of payroll records including an employer's payroll taxes for federal, state, and local governments. The student will also be able to demonstrate how federal and state tax laws apply to the preparation of individual and business tax returns as well as to individual or business tax problems and tax planning.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Compute and record the employer's portion of social security, Medicare taxes, federal and state unemployment taxes, and compensation insurance premiums for a hypothetical paycheck.
  • Explain how and when payroll taxes are paid to federal and state governments.
  • Discuss the following forms: Wage and Tax Statement (Form W-2), Annual Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements (Form W-3), Employer's Federal Unemployment Tax Return (Form 940),Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return (Form 941).
  • Examine the implications of using a computerized payroll system.
  • Discuss the laws that impact payroll tax accounting: Fair Labor Standards Act, Social Security Act, and the Federal Income Tax Law.

 
Tax Accounting II   (ACC-422)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
Internal Revenue Code and Regulations; advanced aspects of income, deductions, exclusions, and credits, especially as applied to tax problems of partnerships and corporations.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the federal tax law relevant to income, deductions, credits and other related items as they apply to corporations and partnerships
  • Articulate fundamental differences in tax characteristics between different types of tax entities
  • Apply the basis, at-risk and passive activity loss limits to losses from partnerships to partners
  • Present issues related to the preparation of federal tax returns of medium-complexity for corporations (both "C"- and "S"- corporations) and for a partnership
  • Analyze business tax issues as they apply to a factual situation and recommend appropriate tax planning strategies
  • Summarize and explain the rules as they apply to professional tax preparers and others who practice before the Internal Revenue Service

 
Peoples of Africa   (ANT-329)   3.00 s.h.  
Traditional and modern African experience. Subsistence and residential patterns, political and cultural systems, law, family, magic, witchcraft, religion. 
Social Organization   (ANT-332)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
Principles of social organization studied cross-culturally: locality, age, sex, kinship and marriage, comradeship. Institutional bases: household organization, kinship, religion, law, production, and distribution.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify principles applied in social organization in various cultures
  • Discuss bases behind social organization, notably age, sex, marriage and comradeship
  • Identify institutional determinants of group organization with reference to household, kinship, religion, and law
  • Present economic considerations at work in production and distribution of goods and services
  • Suggest practical applications of findings and means of information sharing

 
Introduction to Law Enforcement   (AOJ-101)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
The following topics are covered: History and Heritage of Law Enforcement; Criminal Justice System in U.S.; Contemporary Police System in U.S.; Organization and Management of Police; Police Issues, and; Constitutional Law and Legal Precedents.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the definition of crime utilizing the criminal theories, and concepts associated with the sources of crime data, the emerging patterns of criminal activity, costs of crime and the extent of the crime problem in America.Identify and describe the structure and functions of the main components of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history, development, structure and function of American police, courts, and corrections. Discuss the process of adjudication.
  • Critically analyze and discuss issues of crime and justice from varying perspectives including the roles of probation, parole, jails, and community corrections; as well as the functions of prisons and jails.
  • Recognize the importance of, and practice of, ethical behavior in a professional criminal justice work setting, both within the agency and within the community.
  • Exhibit strong and effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Identify and assess the general constitutional principles relevant to the administration of justice.
  • Critically consider, analyze, and research special issues in criminology and criminal justice and their effects on society.

 
Introduction to Criminal Justice   (AOJ-102)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
Introduction to Criminal Justice offers an overview of the entire criminal justice system. The focus is on the administration of police, court and correctional agencies, and the decision-making points from the initial investigation or arrest by police to the eventual release of the offender and his/her reentry into society. The emphasis is on the dynamic relationships between the various elements in the system as well as special problem areas.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe the major components of the criminal justice system.
  • Discuss the policies and practices of police, courts, and corrections organizations.
  • Explain how crime is defined and measured.
  • Define the various types of American law.
  • Identify the various critical issues facing the criminal justice system.

Available by DSST exam. 
Self Defense and Use of Force   (AOJ-114)   3.00 s.h.  
Emphasis on physical conditioning, evaluation, and exercises; falling techniques; holding, escape, defense techniques, defense against armed attacks, including club, gun, and knife attacks; take-down techniques, wrist lock/come-along hold, and baton techniques. Law and regulations pertaining to the use of force will be covered. 
Identification of Gangs   (AOJ-122)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
History, philosophy identification of prison organized gangs & revolutionary groups in the United States. Includes types of gangs, philosophy underlying gang behavior, beliefs & philosophies of individual organizations, & techniques for identifying gang members.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Understand the historical development of gang culture in America.
  • Define gangs and gang membership.
  • Develop a sense of how gangs have evolved into large networks of organized crime in our society.
  • Evaluate and discuss theories explaining the social factors leading to gang membership and activity.
  • Examine the role of law enforcement, the legal system, and the prison system regarding gang membership and activity.

 
Physical Fitness, CPR, First Aid   (AOJ-158)   3.00 s.h.  
The student will know the physical problems that generally affect law enforcement officers such as nutrition, physical fitness needs and stress. The learner will be able to perform basic first aid and CPR. 
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