Bookkeeping, Certificate of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the Bookkeeping Certificate program, the student demonstrates the skills, knowledge, and training for entry-level positions in bookkeeping and payroll or accounts payable/receivable; preparation to complete up-to-date and accurate records of expenses, records and financial files, reconcile business bank statements, track and maintain records of employee wage and tax expenses; preparing business requisitions, posting accounts receivable and payable; preparing bank deposits; maintain inventory records; computing account and expense totals; and finding and correcting errors in financial records.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will apply the concept of production cost analysis by calculating wages, materials charged or returned, and overhead expenses to determine the total job cost and unit cost.

  1. Students will analyze business problems and choose the appropriate applications leading to the solutions. The applications may involve money management in bank records, payroll, trade discounts, cash discounts, markups, markdowns, and simple interest.
  2. Students will analyze and record accounting transactions
  3. Students will apply the concept of production cost analysis by calculating wages, materials charged or returned, and overhead expenses to determine the total job cost and unit cost.

Core Requirements

Complete 16 units

BUS 010A

Bookkeeping

3

BUS 015

Excel Spreadsheets

3

BUS 039

QuickBooks

2

BUS 070

Payroll Accounting

2

MATH 077A

Business Mathematics

3

MATH 077B

Business Mathematics

3

Restricted Electives

Area A - Complete 5 units selected from:

BIM 001A

Beginning Keyboarding

1

BIM 039

Office Management

3

BUS 001A

Principles of Accounting

5

BUS 080

Bookkeeping

3

CSA 020

MS Word, Excel, and Access

3

Area B - Complete 3 units selected from:

BUS 011

Income Tax Procedures

3

BUS 018A

Business Law

3

BUS 020

Introduction to Business

3

BUS 067

Introduction to Personal Finance

3

Minimum Units Required: 24

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