• Accounting Assistant Curriculum


  • Career Pathway Certificate of Completion

    Catalog Year 2016-2017

    Students who want a career that provides continuous opportunities for growth and recognition will find the Accounting Assistant Career Pathways Certificate a great choice. This program consists of two terms of accredited courses.

    Each term provides additional skills that will prepare students for entry-level positions. Skills from data entry, use of basic accounting systems, business terminology, payroll processing, technology and spreadsheets are just a few of the skills taught that prepare students for job opportunities.

    Students completing the Accounting Assistant program can continue onto the Accounting Clerk Certificate and 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
    • 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 this career pathway certificate of completion.

    First Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA101 Introduction to Business 4
    BA131 Introduction to Business Computing1 4
    BA211 Principles of Accounting I 4
    12
    Second Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA177 Payroll Accounting and Payroll Tax Filing Requirements 3
    BA228 Computer Accounting Applications 3
    BT210ZEB Excel - Level II 1
    7
    Total Credits 19

    The Accounting Assistant certificate program is not financial aid eligible.

    1 Prerequisite: See course description in the back of this catalog.