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Financial Fraud Detection, Fundamentals of

20-101-4 Certificate (C) 15 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Night Classes Only Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Develop basic skills to investigate business fraud with this certificate. You’ll learn about cash flow and how to identify various types of fraud. Develop your skills in accounting and software such as QuickBooks and Excel. Courses also cover constitutional law and how to conduct an investigation.


*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Course Title
Course Number
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
QuickBooks Accounting Applications
Lays the foundation for students to gain experience using QuickBooks Pro. Students practice creating a company using a chart of accounts, creating vendors and customers, demo payroll, record transactions, and generate and use financial reports. Being familiar with Windows, business experience or completion of an accounting course is helpful.
Coreq: Principles of Accounting (10101107) or Financial Accounting 1 (10101180) OR not pursuing a degree
Spreadsheets, Beginning
Covers developing, constructing and printing basic business-related worksheets and reports using spreadsheet software. Students create, modify and print various charts based on worksheet data.
Coreq: MS Office Suite, Intro (10103120) or Microcomputer Applications (10107150) OR not pursuing a degree
Financial Accounting 1
Prepares students to analyze, record, summarize and interpret accounting information. The course focuses on business transactions, financial statements, merchandising, inventory, special journals, internal controls, receivables, plant assets and payroll.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT (Read/Math) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not currently pursuing a degree.
Financial Fraud Detection, Fundamentals of
Focuses on accounting information systems and accounting processes related to sales, purchasing, etc. Covers internal controls designed to mitigate and prevent financial fraud.
Coreqs: Great Plains - ERP (10101193) and Intermediate Accounting 1 (10101182) OR active in Fundamentals of Financial Fraud Detection Certificate or IT Information Systems Security Specialist degree
Analyzing Financial Statements
Examines the basic skills of financial analysis to the prospective lender credit analyst.
Criminal Justice System
Distinguish the roles of courts and law enforcement agencies; identify the purpose of law enforcement in American society; describe how professionalism and ethics relate to law enforcement; understand crime in America; explain basic aspects of criminal law; gain an understanding of sentencing of offenders as it relates to prison and jails; compare adult and juvenile justice.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR completion of appropriate Program Prep course(s); Coreq: A.C.E. (94900315) for Criminal Justice and Security & Asset students only
Constitutional Principles
Diagram the structure of the criminal justice system; identify when constitutional rules apply; identify the elements of a lawful arrest; identify the requirements for search warrants, and when warrantless searches are permitted; identify the requirements governing confessions and statements; and analyze the requirements for evidence to be admissible in court.
Prereq: Criminal Procedures (10504208) or active in Financial Fraud Detection Certificate

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