Bookkeeping, Certificate of Achievement

Successful completion of the Bookkeeping Certificate program will provide the skills necessary for an entry-level accounting clerk or bookkeeping job. Students will learn how to account for payroll and accounts payable/receivable; prepare complete, up-to-date, and accurate records of expenses, revenues and financial files; reconcile business bank statements; track and maintain records of employee wage and tax expenses; prepare business requisitions; post accounts receivable and payable; prepare bank deposits; maintain inventory records; compute account and expense totals; and find and correct 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 transaction.s
  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 070

Payroll Accounting

2

MATH 077A

Business Mathematics

3

MATH 077B

Business Mathematics

3

BUS 089

QuickBooks

2

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.