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.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate preparedness for entry into a basic accounting or business environment.
  2. Apply accounting theory, income measurement and disclosures to corporate financial statements.
  3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of management decision making skills.
  4. Apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to transactions relating to corporate entities and debt financing.
  5. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the accounting cycle including computations required to prepare basic financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Core Requirements

Complete 23 units

BUS 001A

Principles of Accounting

5

BUS 001B

Principles of Accounting

5

BUS 003

Financial Accounting

5

BUS 004

Managerial Accounting

5

BUS 020

Introduction to Business

3

Restricted Electives

Complete 12 units selected from:

BIM 001A

Beginning Keyboarding

1

BUS 011

Income Tax Procedures

3

BUS 015

Computer Spreadsheets for Accounting

2

BUS 018A

Business Law

3

BUS 026

Economics of Business

3

BUS 039

QuickBooks

2

BUS 063

Analysis of Financial Statements

3

BUS 067

Introduction to Personal Finance

3

BUS 070

Payroll Accounting

2

BUS 081

California Income Tax Preparation

1

CS 011

Fundamentals of Computer Science

3

CSA 020

MS Word, Excel, and Access

3

MATH 077A

Business Mathematics

3

and

 

 

MATH 077B

Business Mathematics

3

Minimum Units Required: 35

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.