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.

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.
Required courses:
ACCT 101Financial Accounting4
or ACCT 101H Financial Accounting - Honors
ACCT 102Managerial Accounting4
or ACCT 102H Managerial Accounting - Honors
ACCT 110Income Tax Accounting4
BUS 132Business, Ethics and Society3
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:
Introduction to Business3
Principles of Money Management3
Business Communications3
Business Law and the Legal Environment I3
Total Units20-23

1-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Note: Co-requisite MATH course (2 units) and/or substitute ENGL 101E (5 units) may be needed based on placement.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ACCT 100 Accounting 4
ITIS 130 Microcomputer Applications I 4
BUS 132 Business, Ethics and Society 3
ENGL 101
Reading and Composition
or Reading and Composition - Honors
Winter Term 1
ACCT 101
Financial Accounting
or Financial Accounting - Honors
Spring Term 1
ACCT 110 Income Tax Accounting 4
MATH 165
Introductory Statistics
or Introductory Statistics - Honors
ACCT 102
Managerial Accounting
or Managerial Accounting - Honors
 Total Units31

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.

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