The Accounting Certificate prepares students to pursue entry-level employment in the field of accounting. Credits earned through the certificate program maybe applied toward the A.S. in Accounting as well. A majority of the certificate program requirements may be taken online. In order to obtain the Accounting Certificate students will be required to earn the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers' (AIPB) Certified Bookkeeper (CB) Designation exam.
Upon graduating from this program, students will:
- Be able to analyze and record accounting transactions that result in accurately prepared financial statements
- Apply quantitative analysis of accounting data to operate an accounting information system.
What will you learn?
Continue toward your associate degree, or go right into the workforce! Job and career options include:
- Financial accounting
- Budget analysis
- Tax planning
26 total credits
26 Program Requirements
This course explores the basic statements of an accounting system: the Balance Sheet, the Income Statement, and the Statement of Retained Earnings. Students will examine the accounting cycle with an emphasis on the methods of accumulating and summarizing data generated by business transactions. Students will apply their manual accounting skills to an automated accounting system using a learning management system. Areas of concentration will include adjusting entries, closing process, inventory analysis, merchandising transactions, cash control procedures, and receivables. Prerequisite: Eligibility for MTH 085