Accounting: Bookkeeping Clerk Certificate

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Prepares students for employment as accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll clerks or other bookkeeping clerk positions.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Avg. # of Quarters: 3

Estimated Cost: $3,917.36

Prerequisites: COMPASS Reading 68 and Writing 33, or successful completion of ENG 082, and successful completion of MAT 082.

Admission Dates: Recommended Fall and Spring quarters or by Instructor permission. Course delivery varies between live, hybrid, and online methods. Students with prior learning or experience should contact the Instructor prior to enrolling for individual start dates.

Introduces bookkeeping and accounting theory complemented with Microsoft Office applications and automated accounting software. Enhances the skills of an office clerk. Technical course curriculum is based on current industry standards. Course delivery varies between live, hybrid and online methods.

This program is approximately three quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements. All courses must be completed with a minimum C grade to graduate.

Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
ACTG 110* Bookkeeping I 4
ACTG 115* Bookkeeping II 4
ACTG 120* Electronic Business Math 2
ACTG 135 Accounting Spreadsheets I 5
ACTG 141 Quickbooks I 2
ACTG 143 Quickbooks II 3
ACTG 160 Payroll & Business Taxes 5
ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I 5
ACTG 211 Principles of Accounting I Lab 2
ACTG 235 Accounting Spreadsheets II 4
CAS 121CL MS Word I 3
CAS 141CL MS PowerPoint 3
  Total Credits for Completion 42


*Articulated courses with high schools for dual enrollment.

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