Certificate of Achievement in Accounting
This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Accounting. Students completing this certificate will acquire entry-level employment skills also in the fields of bookkeeping and office management. Students will acquire a complete understanding of computerized accounting systems and how to record the financial transactions of business. They will be able to prepare and analyze a business’s financial statements and work with the company’s internal and external accounting staff and advisors. They will have the ability to prepare individual income tax returns for California residents.
- Accurately prepare an individual income tax return (Form 1040).
- Show proficiency in financial statement analysis.
- Accurately analyze, interpret, and record business transactions.
- Accurately record and retrieve company financial transactions and statements in a computerized bookkeeping program.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following fields: accounts payable clerk, accounts receivable clerk, income tax preparer, staff accounting assistant, assistant bookkeeper, and bookkeeper.
|Required Certificate Courses (19 Units)||19|
|Spreadsheet for Business|
|Individual Income Tax|
|Restricted Electives - List A (3 Units)||3|
|Select three units from the following courses:|
|Restricted Electives - List B (9 Units)||9|
|Select nine units from the following courses:|
|Ethics in Business & Industry|
|Human Relations in Business|
|Introduction to Business|
The Certificate of Achievement requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Business Division Chair.