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Accounting Clerk
Certificate of Proficiency

The Accounting Clerk program prepares students for an entry level accounting position. Some advancement is possible with this background, but students may wish to acquire additional training in accounting to allow broader advancement opportunities. Prerequisite: demonstrate proficiency in math, reading, and English.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program should be able to:

  1. Perform basic bookkeeping and accounting tasks both manually and on the computer.

  2. Demonstrate the relationships among the various business functions such as accounting, finance, marketing, purchasing, operations, and human resources.

  3. Demonstrate computer proficiency on the computer keyboard and ten-key calculator as well as Quick Books Pro.

  4. Prepare written and oral business communications.

  5. Demonstrate familiarity with business law concepts such as contract law and the Uniform Commercial Code.

Recommended course schedule:

Fall Quarter

ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I 5
BUS& 201 Business Law 5
BUS 121 Business Math 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter

ACCT& 202 Principles of Accounting II 5
BTEC 210 Word I 5
BTEC 214 Excel I 5
BTEC 221 Business Communications 5
  Total Credits 20

Spring Quarter

ACCT 220 Accounting Information Systems 5
ACCT& 203 Principles of Accounting III 5
ACCT 270 Payroll Accounting 3
HR 110 Human Relations-Workplace 5
  Total Credits 18
Updated 2014