Certificate of Achievement - Bookkeeping

The certificate of achievement in bookkeeping shows that you have acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful working in a bookkeeping position in the business world and makes you more marketable and appealing to employers.

Certificate Outcomes

Students completing the certificate will:

  • Possess knowledge of and be ready to perform basic functions of bookkeeping/accounting procedures and duties as required in entry level bookkeeping/accounting positions, such as assistant bookkeeper/accountant, accounting trainee, or business owner.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using accounting computer software (e.g. Peachtree and QuickBooks) to do basic bookkeeping/accounting and prepare basic accounting reports.
  • Be prepared to pursue opportunities for professional development, career change, and pursuance of Associate and higher degrees in accounting or related disciplines.

Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses within an AAS degree that can serve as a stepping stone to an AAS degree or allow students to enter the workforce.  Certificates of Achievement have a general education component.

To earn a Certificate of Achievement, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Communications3
Select one of the following:
Business English
Business Speech Communications
Business Letters and Reports
Human Relations3
Required:
Leadership and Human Relations
Mathematics3
Required:
Applied Business Math
Certificate Requirements
ACC 135Bookkeeping I3
ACC 136Bookkeeping II3
ACC 180Payroll and Employee Benefit Accounting3
ACC 220Microcomputer Accounting Systems3
ACC 295Work Experience3
IS 101Introduction to Information Systems3
IS 201Computer Applications3
Total Units30
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ACC 135 Bookkeeping I 3
ACC 180 Payroll and Employee Benefit Accounting 3
BUS 108 Business Letters and Reports 3
BUS 117 Applied Business Math 3
IS 101 Introduction to Information Systems 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
ACC 136 Bookkeeping II 3
ACC 220 Microcomputer Accounting Systems 3
ACC 295 Work Experience 3
IS 201 Computer Applications 3
MGT 212 Leadership and Human Relations 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units30