• Accounting Clerk Curriculum


  • One-Year Certificate

    Catalog Year 2017-2018

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    Students who want a career that provides continuous opportunities for growth and recognition will find Accounting Clerk a great career choice. This program consists of three terms of accredited courses.

    Each term of the program provides additional skills preparing students for entry-level positions. Skill from data entry, use of basic accounting systems, business terminology, payroll processing, technology and spreadsheets are a few of the skills taught to prepare students for job opportunities. Students completing the Accounting Clerk Certificate program can continue onto the Business Management: Accounting AAS degree program to expand their knowledge and skills.

    Program Outcomes

    At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • Demonstrate skills in basic data entry and database management
    • Apply knowledge of basic accounting systems in business situations
    • Communicate using business terminology
    • Demonstrate knowledge of payroll processing, terminology and spreadsheets

    Note: Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all Accounting classes in order to be awarded an Accounting Clerk certificate.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA101 Introduction to Business 4
    BA131 Introduction to Business Computing1 4
    BA211 Principles of Accounting I 4
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)2 4
    16
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA177 Payroll Accounting and Payroll Tax Filing Requirements 3
    BA212 Principles of Accounting II 4
    BT118 Records and Information Management 3
    BT210ZEB Excel - Level II 1
    WR121 English Composition1 4
    15
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA213 Principles of Accounting III 4
    BA224 Human Resource Management 3
    BA228 Computer Accounting Applications 3
    HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace 3
    Business elective3 3-4
    16-17
    Total Credits: 47-48

    1 Prerequisite: See course description in back of catalog.
    2 A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
    3
    Select from BA203, BA206, BA226 or BA285