Accounting Certificate

The Accounting Certificate program is designed to prepare students for a bookkeeping position in small to medium sized firms or as a payroll, accounts payable or accounts receivable clerk in a larger firm.  All of the courses can be applied toward an Associate Degree in Accounting.

Career Pathway

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • create financial statements, performing each step in double entry accounting cycle in both a manual and computerized environment utilizing QuickBooks.
  • apply concepts of internal control to business processes.
  • prepare all calculations, entries and reports for a  complete payroll cycle.
  • report accounting information relevant for managerial planning and decision making in both a manual and computerized environment utilizing QuickBooks.


First Semester

ENG 117 or
Writing for Bus. and Industry, or
Elective (Core Goal 1b: Oral Communications and Core Goal 11: Civic Responsibility)
ACC 110 Business Mathematics 3
ACC 115 Financial Accounting 4
MGT 111
(13 Credit Hours)
Principles of Management 3

Second Semester

ACC 116 Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 117 Payroll Accounting 3
CIS 110
(9 Credit Hours)
Management Info. Systems 3

Third Semester

ACC 118 Professional Bookkeeping 3
ACC 221 Accounting Information Systems 3
CIS 215
(9 Credit Hours)
Decision-Making Using Spreadsheets 3


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