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Accounting Certificate

The Accounting Certificate is a program of basic courses designed for students with little or no work experience. The certificate provides students with an introduction to business technology, communication, and basic accounting skills and prepares them for entry level positions as accounting clerks, accounts payable/accounts receivable clerks, office financial clerks, payroll assistants, and other positions in an office or business environment.

Assumptions:

  • Students have basic computer and internet knowledge
  • Minimum placement in AENGL 093 or ENGLP 093
  • Mathematical ability equivalent to Math 60 or Business Math (BUS 130) is also recommended

Program Requirement Sheet

Certificate Pathway

This is a suggested certificate pathway, a sequence of courses to earn the degree completely online. Please connect with an advisor to customize your program to meet your needs.

- Fall - Winter - Spring - Summer

Course # Qtr. Offered Course Title Requirements Credits
ACCT 101       Accounting Fundamentals Minimum placement in AENGL 093 or Bridge 093. 5
BUS 130       Business Mathematics

MATH 047 or PREP 047 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or appropriate score on Math Placement Test, or advisor recommendation. Minimum placement into AENGL 093 or ENGLP 093. Variable credits, maximum of 5

2
BSTEC 107       Business English Placement in ENGLP 093 or AENGL 100 or equivalent. 3
BSTEC 224 Spreadsheet (Excel) N/A 5

Total: 15 credits

Course # Qtr. Offered Course Title Requirements Credits
BSTEC 110    Business Communications BSTEC 107 and 130 recommended. 5
ACCT 201   Principals of Accounting ACCT 101 or instructor permission. 5
ACCT 254      Payroll tax ACCT 101 or instructor permission. 5

Total: 15 credits

Course # Qtr. Offered Course Title Requirements Credits
BSTEC 294      Career Management N/A 3
BSTEC 260       Supervision and Management Skills: CD N/A 5
ACCT 216    QuickBooks Online ACCT 101 or instructor permission 5

Total: 13 credits

Grand Total: 43 credits

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