Apr 16, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, Certificate

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Program Description

The study of Accounting affords students the opportunity to apply real life applications. Certified Public Accountants manage the finance of business big and small, make a competitive wage salary and are always in need. During times of high unemployment, accounting jobs are always readily available.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze simple business transactions then record and communicate business information using accepted business accounting policies and procedures, computer systems and computer software as appropriate.
  • Accurately and timely complete assigned projects using appropriate policies, guidance, ethical standards and management directions, including using computer systems and software.
  • Coordinate activities with team members, including lead accountant or supervisor, while working on projects.
  • Use an understanding of basic business principles and organizational priorities to make decisions about work being performed.
  • Maintain and protect basic information systems and accounting records.
  • Interpret and use oral instructions to complete assigned tasks; speak clearly and produce written documents that meet standards of accuracy when dealing with the organizations’ stakeholders.



Some or all of the following are required. Check with a faculty adviser.

  • Keyboarding and 10-key numeric pad skills.
  • Consultation with an accounting faculty member.

Important Notes

  • Accounting degree and certificates are not intended for business majors planning to transfer to a four-year program.
  • This information does not substitute for meeting with a faculty adviser.
  • Students must achieve a cumulative 2.0 GPA to attain an AAS degree. 
  • Certificate and AAS degree programs emphasize preparation in specific job skills required for entry-level employment.
  • Not all classes are offered every quarter or at night.

Specific Requirements

Professional-Technical Core Courses

Where applicable, take ACCTG 121 , BTECH 104 and BUSN 216  before other PT courses.

Total Core Credits: 15

Total Supporting Course Credits: 12

Total Related Instruction Credits: 20

Total Program Credits: 47

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