Jul 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Accounting Assistant, Certificate

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Accounting is an excellent foundation for any type of business or office position. Most managerial positions require at least some understanding of accounting functions. The one-year certificate program provides students with accounting skills in balance sheets, income statements, payroll accounting and personal tax accounting.

Those who complete the program are employable within one academic year as a payroll clerk, accounts payable clerk, accounts receivable clerk or general accounting bookkeeper in business or industrial organizations. The student can earn the associate degree by completing one year of full-time study beyond the Accounting Assistant Certificate.

Career Outlook

As the economy grows, the number of businesses will increase as well as the need for accountants. The accounting profession generally has a low rate of turnover; therefore, openings will be primarily created through retirements and promotions.

Program Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Create financial statements, reports, and schedules.
  2. Demonstrate managerial decision making based on their interpretation of financial statements.
  3. Integrate accounting knowledge into software programs.
  4. Demonstrate accurate skills in recording and reporting of accounts.
  5. Demonstrate mastery of a foundation of business understanding.

First Semester

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 15

Total Program Credit Hours 30

+ Students must attain a 2.00 grade point average in these technical courses to graduate.

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