Accounting, Certificate of Achievement

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.

Minimum Units Required: 35

Recommended Sequence:

First Semester

Units

BUS 001A

Principles of Accounting

5

BUS 020

Introduction to Business

3

Electives See Below

6

Second Semester

BUS 001B

Principles of Accounting

5

BUS 003

Financial Accounting

5

Electives See Below

3

Third Semester

BUS 004

Managerial Accounting

5

Electives

See Group I Below

3

Electives:

(minimum of 12 units from the following)

BIM 001A

Beginning Keyboarding

1

BIM 031

Electronic Calculation

3

 

or

 

BIM 032A

Beginning Office Calculation

1

 

and

 

BIM 032B

Intermediate Office Calculation

1

 

and

 

BIM 032C

Advanced Office Calculation

1

BUS 011

Income Tax Procedures

3

BUS 015

Computer Spreadsheets for Accounting

2

CSA 020

MS Word, Excel, and Access

3

BUS 018A

Business Law

3

BUS 026

Economics of Business

3

BUS 063

Analysis of Financial Statements

3

BUS 067

Introduction to Personal Finance

3

BUS 070

Payroll Accounting

2

BUS 072

QuickBooks

1.5

BUS 081

California Income Tax Preparation

1

BUS 082A

Business Mathematics

3

 

and

 

BUS 082B

Business Mathematics

3

CS 011

Fundamentals of Computer Science

3

Minimum Units 35