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Business and Computer Science

Accounting Certificate of Achievement

Accounting is one of the most rapidly expanding fields in today’s economy. Since it is service oriented, it involves working with people almost as much as with financial records. Accountants not only collect and report financial data, but they also serve as the link between the data and the people who use it.

The Accounting Certificate of Achievement is designed for individuals with an associate degree or higher who have satisfied basic skills, general education and mathematics requirements. Permission of the department chairperson may also be required. Potential careers include:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounting
  • Financial Analyst
  • Tax Preparer
  • Brokerage Clerk
  • Payroll

Total Credits: 20

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Program will be able to:

  • Possess a strong foundational knowledge of accounting principles, with the ability to analyze financial transactions, prepare and post journal entries and construct a complete set of financial statements. Apply foundational knowledge of accounting principles to prepare management reports, projections, and budget analysis.
  • Create written and computer-generated reports and documents using correct terminology and references to current accounting pronouncements.
  • Demonstrate ethical/professional responsibility in the analysis and reporting of business financial data.

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