Certificate in Accounting

The Accounting Certificate encompasses an area of study which includes basic accounting, financial and managerial accounting principles, income tax accounting and accounting general ledger software. The Accounting Certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level accounting positions as accounting clerks and bookkeepers. The Accounting Certificate courses combine classroom lectures, demonstrations and a wide use of technology to ensure relevant training.

Required courses:
ACCT 101Financial Accounting4
or ACCT 101H Financial Accounting/Honors
ACCT 102Managerial Accounting4
ACCT 110Income Tax Accounting4
BUS 132Ethics in Business3
Select one (1) of the following courses:
Microcomputer Applications I4
Introduction to Microsoft Office Applications3.5
Microsoft Excel3
Select one (1) of the following courses:
Accounting4
QuickBooks2
Introduction to Business3
Personal Finance3
Business English3
Business Communications3
Business Law and the Legal Environment I3
Total Units20-23

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Accounting Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Prepare accurate reports for decision-making and regulatory compliance using general ledger software and commonly used office software programs.
  2. Possess a working knowledge of accounting and business terminology and accounting principles and concepts used in the business environment.