Certificate of Achievement, Bookkeeping Entrepreneurship

Program Description

This certificate of bookkeeping entrepreneurship allows individuals pursuing a bookkeeping certificate who are entrepreneurs the opportunity to get grounding in the fundamentals of being an entrepreneur. It suits entrepreneurial-minded individuals who as individuals want to start a business in bookkeeping.

This program has been submitted for approval to the US Department of Education for financial aid funding. It is not eligible for financial aid at this time. However, it will be eligible for scholarship funding if the student is awarded scholarships.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ACC 135 Bookkeeping I 3
ACC 180 Payroll and Employee Benefit Accounting 3
BUS 107 Business Speech Communications 3
ENT 200 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
Math 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
ACC 136 Bookkeeping II 3
ACC 220 Microcomputer Accounting Systems 3
ENT 240 Marketing for Small Business 3
ENT 280 Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development 3
MGT 212 Leadership and Human Relations 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units30

Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses that can serve as a stepping stone to an associate 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 Certificate of Achievement.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Business Speech Communications (Required)
Human Relations3
Leadership and Human Relations (Required)
Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher Required)
Business Calculations and Methods
Certificate Requirements
ACC 135Bookkeeping I3
ACC 136Bookkeeping II3
ACC 180Payroll and Employee Benefit Accounting3
ACC 220Microcomputer Accounting Systems3
ENT 200Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship3
ENT 240Marketing for Small Business3
ENT 280Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development3
Total Units30

1. Students completing the Certificate of Achievement: Bookkeeping Entrepreneurship will develop a business plan, including the creation, development and presentation of innovative ideas.

2. Students completing the Certificate of Achievement: Bookkeeping Entrepreneurship 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.

3. Students completing the Certificate of Achievement: Bookkeeping Entrepreneurship will demonstrate proficiency in using accounting computer software (e.g. Peachtree and QuickBooks) to do basic bookkeeping/accounting and prepare basic accounting reports.