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|
|ACCT 001||Financial Accounting||4|
|ACCT 002||Managerial Accounting||4|
|ACCT 210||Computer Accounting||3|
|ACCT 282||Individual Income Tax||5|
|COMP 238||Spreadsheet for Business||3|
|RESTRICTED ELECTIVES - LIST A||3|
Select three units from the following courses:
|BUS 020||Business Statistics||3|
|BUS 119||Quantitative Methods||3|
|BUS 295||Business Mathematics||3|
|RESTRICTED ELECTIVES - LIST B||9|
Select nine units from the following courses:
|BUS 100||Career Strategies||3|
|BUS 185||Ethics in Business & Industry||3|
|BUS 188||Human Relations in Business||3|
|BUS 268||Electronic Calculating||2|
|BUS 297||Personal Finance||3|
|BUS 082||Introduction to Business||3|
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.