College Credit Certificate
The Bookkeeping/Accounting certificate program is designed for students who would like to work in the area of accounting as accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll or billing clerks or as bookkeepers for small businesses. All course work may later be applied to an Associate in Applied Science degree if the student desires.
Required Program of Study
|Course Number||Semester||Course Title||Credits|
|BUS100||Introduction to Business||3|
|ORI102||College Success Strategies||2|
|ACC220||Accounting Information Systems||4|
|MGT100||Principles of Management||3|
|Total Credit Hours Required for the Certificate||31|
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Utilize a personal computer to prepare documents using word processing, spreadsheets and database software and to perform basic navigation of the Internet.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills in writing and speaking in a business environment.
- Apply math operations to solve fundamental business problems.
- Utilize business management principles to analyze problems and make decisions.
- Prepare financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and evaluate the results by performing basic financial statement analysis.
- Calculate product costs and break-even point for manufacturing companies and prepare operational budgets using both variable and absorption costing methods.
- Perform the steps in the accounting cycle both manually and using computerized general ledger software.
- Evaluate the internal control goals of various accounting information systems and recommend appropriate control plans to ensure the accomplishment of organizational goals.
- Prepare payroll documents and related payroll tax returns.
Please note: These programs can be pursued on a part-time basis.
Appropriate placement test scores, or the completion of certain developmental courses, are required for all programs of study. Additional prerequisites may be necessary for some courses and can be found in the course descriptions section of the catalog.
It is recommended that students confer with their advisor when selecting electives.