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Certificate Programs


This section includes all certificates offered currently by San Joaquin Delta College. The certificates are designed to provide applied training in specific occupational areas that will prepare students with employable skills in the prescribed certificate area. The certificates are recognized favorably by business and industry, and they are often required for job classification advancement.

Certificate Requirements (Ref. AP 4100.1)

A. Certificate of Completion (less than 18 units)

1. Completion of not less than the number of units of course work as listed in the college catalog.
2. At least a 2.0 grade point average in the curriculum upon which the certificate is based.
3. All units must be completed at San Joaquin Delta College.
4. Units earned through Credit by Examination do not apply.

B. Certificate of Achievement (18 units and over)

1. Satisfactory completion of not less than the number of units of course work as listed in each certificate description.
2. At least a 2.0 grade point average in the curriculum upon which the certificate is based.
3. The student must complete a minimum of 12 units or two-thirds of the certificate course work (whichever is the greater number) at San Joaquin Delta College from the requirements and within the specific subject matter areas in which the certificate is granted.
4. Units earned through Credit by Examination do not apply.

C. Evaluation of Certificate Completion

1. The Registar certifies that a student has completed the requirements for the certificate.
2. The Discipline Group may waive a portion of the certificate requirement if the student has met the requirement in the alternate manner. Total unit requriements must be satisfied. Residency requirements cannot be waived.

Application Procedure for Certificates
1. During the completing semester of the certificate program, file the Application for Certificate form with the Evaluations Office (Holt 101).
2. Applications must be filed by the deadline date as announced in the College's Academic Calendar. The Academic Calendar is published in the College Catalog.

Accounting
Business Division
Upon successful completion of the Accounting Certificate program, the student demonstrates the skills, knowledge, and training for entry-level positions as a bookkeeper, accounting supervisor, payroll clerk, or accounts payable/receivable clerk; and the skills necessary to complete up-to-date and accurate records of accounts and financial records, reconcile business-related bank statements with checkbooks, calculate employee wages and taxes from time cards, prepare and issue payroll checks, post entries to accounts receivable and payable. Individuals are able to prepare bank deposits, maintain payroll and/or inventory records, prepare purchase orders, review expense reports, and find and correct errors in financial records.

Total Units Required 35
Recommended Sequence:
First Semester Units
BUS 1A Principles of Accounting 5
BUS 20 Introduction to Business 3
ELECTIVES See Group I Below 6

Second Semester
BUS 1B Principles of Accounting 5
BUS 3 Financial Accounting 5
ELECTIVES See Group I Below 3

Third Semester
BUS 4 Managerial Accounting 5
ELECTIVES See Group I Below 3

Group I (Electives)
(minimum of 12 units from the following)

BIM 1A Beginning Keyboarding 1.5

BIM 31 Electronic Calculation 3
OR
BIM 32A,B,C Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced
Office Calculation 3

BUS 11 Income Tax Procedures 3
BUS 13 Accounting on the Microcomputer 2
BUS 15 Computer Spreadsheets for Accounting 2

BUS/CS 14 Microcomputers & Small Business Systems 3
OR
CS 20 Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access 3

BUS 18A Business Law 3
BUS 26 Economics of Business 3
BUS 63 Analysis of Financial Statements 3
BUS 67 Introduction to Personal Finance 3
BUS 70 Payroll Accounting 2
BUS 72 QuickBooks 1.5
BUS 81 California Income Tax Preparation 1
BUS 82A,B Business Mathematics 3,3
C S 11 Fundamentals of Computer Science 3



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