Academic Catalog

Business & Professional Studies

Bookkeeping Certificate of Achievement

This certificate is for students who need very specific training in the area of bookkeeping, either to obtain the necessary skills for an entry level office position, start their own business, or provide technical competence for advancement within the office environment.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Apply bookkeeping concepts, principles, standards and processes.
  • Demonstrate information technology skills as they apply to today’s business environment to solve business problems and to communicate those solutions.
  • Use personal and ethical frameworks to respond to ethical dilemmas.

Certificate Requirements

BOT-123Comprehensive Excel, Level I1
BOT-124Comprehensive Excel, Level II1
BOT-125Comprehensive Excel, Level III1
BOT-174Computer Concepts and Applications3
BUS-109Elementary Accounting3-4
or BUS-120 Financial Accounting
BUS-128Business Communication3
or BUS-125 Business Law: Legal Environment of Business
BUS-129Payroll Accounting and Business Taxes2
BUS-176Computerized Accounting Applications2
Total Units16-17

Note: BUS-109 Elementary Accounting may be taken instead of BUS-120 Financial Accounting for the Bookkeeping certificate only.

Certificate of Achievement

Students who complete the requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Bookkeeping. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.