Jan 17, 2022  
2016-17 Catalog 
2016-17 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounts Receivable/Payable, Certificate

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze, record and communicate accounts receivable and accounts payable (AR/AP) business information using generally accepted accounting procedures, computer systems and accounting software.
  • Accurately calculate state and local sales taxes and excise taxes. Record and communicate tax information in the accounting records and use appropriate forms and computer systems for reporting tax information to the state.
  • Initiate AR/AP projects, research accounting authorities and business practices, and develop recommendations 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, accounting records and customer and supplier information.
  • 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 including accounts receivable customers and accounts payable suppliers.



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 programs emphasize preparation in specific job skills required for entry-level employment.
  • Not all classes are offered every quarter or at night.

Specific Requirements

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