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The Accounting Certificate program is designed to prepare the student for entry-level accounting positions in business and industry. The program provides the student with a concentration in accounting theory courses and may be completed in one year of full-time study or done on a part-time basis over an extended period of time. In addition, the program provides the student with a basic core of course work which may be applied towards the requirements of an A.A.S. degree in accounting or business.
Individuals employed as accounting clerks perform any combination of routine calculating, posting and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records.
Graduates of the program often find employment in accounts receivable, accounts payable, or payroll departments of business firms. An accounting clerk graduate may also find employment as a full-charge bookkeeper of a small firm.
Job openings for bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks are expected to increase in the next several years.
|Certificate Requirements (Effective Fall 2012)||Credit Hours|
|Core Requirements (12-13 Credit Hours)|
|BUS 112: Introduction to Business||3|
|BUS 160: Spreadsheet Applications||3|
|ENG 100: College Composition or ENG 101: Research and Composition||3|
MTH 125: Intermediate Algebra
or MTH 155: Algebra, Functions & Modeling or Higher Math
|Accounting Requirements (14 Credit Hours)|
|ACC 101: Accounting Principles 1||4|
|ACC 102: Accounting Principles 2||4|
|ACC 207: Tax Accounting*||3|
|ACC 209: Management Accounting||3|
|Liberal Arts Elective||3|
* Students who intend to seek CPA licensure should note that ACC 207 does not fulfill the federal taxation curricular requirement.
For More Information
Linda S. Dening, Professor of Accounting
Richard Merryman, Assistant Professor of Accounting
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