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Bookkeeping Clerk Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 3 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Recommended fall and spring quarters or by instructor permission. Students with prior learning or experience should contact the instructor prior to enrolling for individual start dates.
Prerequisites
COMPASS score of 68 in reading and 33 in writing, or successful completion of ENG 082, and successful completion of MAT 082. Also requires CAS 115 or 121 or instructor permission.

Prepares students for employment as accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll clerks or other bookkeeping clerk positions. Introduces bookkeeping and accounting theory complemented with Microsoft Office applications and automated accounting software. Enhances the skills of an office clerk. Technical course curriculum is based on current industry standards. Course delivery varies between live, hybrid and online methods.

 

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
ACTG 110Bookkeeping I4
ACTG 115Bookkeeping II4
ACTG 120Electronic Business Math2
ACTG 135Accounting Spreadsheets I5
ACTG 141Quickbooks I2
ACTG 143Quickbooks II3
ACTG 160Payroll & Business Taxes5
ACCT& 201Principles of Accounting I5
ACTG 211Principles of Accounting I Lab2
ACTG 235Accounting Spreadsheets II4
CAS 121CLWord I3
CAS 141CLPowerPoint3
 Technical Credits42

Bookkeeping I

Item #
ACTG 110
Total Credits
4

Introduces fundamental principles of full-cycle, double-entry accounting, including maintaining journals, ledgers, and banking records to prepare basic financial statements for service and retail businesses organized as sole proprietorships or partnerships. Covers basics of payroll accounting and payroll tax reports. Explores the concepts and terminology required to perform specific accounting functions accurately. 

Prerequisites
COMPASS score equivalent to completion of MAT 082 and ENG 082 (68 in reading, 33 in writing) or higher, or instructor approval.
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Bookkeeping II

Item #
ACTG 115
Total Credits
4

Introduces continued principles of full cycle, double-entry accounting. Covers specialty issues such as uncollectible accounts, depreciation, inventory, notes, interest, accruals and end-of-period work for corporations. Explores concepts and terminology required to perform specific accounting functions accurately.

Prerequisites
ACTG 110.
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Electronic Business Math

Item #
ACTG 120
Total Credits
2

Covers business math applications, including payroll, percentages, merchandising, consumer credit, simple and compound interest, prorating, stocks and bonds, and the metric system, using keyboard functions and the touch method of electronic calculator operation. 

Prerequisites
COMPASS score equivalent to completion of MAT 082 and ENG 082 (68 in reading, 33 in writing) or higher, or instructor approval.
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Accounting Spreadsheets I

Item #
ACTG 135
Total Credits
5

Introduces electronic spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Excel). Covers creating business forms and spreadsheets to prepare financial statements. 

Prerequisites
CAS 115, CAS 121 or instructor approval. Concurrent with ACTG 110 or instructor approval.
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Quickbooks I

Item #
ACTG 141
Total Credits
2

Covers principal applications, basic operating commands, and functions necessary to use QuickBooks automated accounting software. Basic applications include, but are not limited to, vendor, customer, and banking activities, and creating files. 

Prerequisites
ACTG 110 and ACTG 135 or instructor approval.
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Quickbooks II

Item #
ACTG 143
Total Credits
3

Covers continued applications for vendor and customer activities using QuickBooks automated accounting software. Also covers starting up companies, inventory management, sales tax, payroll, and working with balance sheet accounts. 

Prerequisites
ACTG 115 and ACTG 141 or instructor approval.
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Payroll & Business Taxes

Item #
ACTG 160
Total Credits
5

Provides practice in all payroll operations, the recording of accounting entries involving payroll, and the preparation of required payroll and business tax returns. Covers the concepts, laws, and terminology required to perform specific payroll accounting functions.

Prerequisites
ACTG 110 or instructor approval.
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Principles of Accounting I

Item #
ACCT& 201
Total Credits
5

Covers fundamentals of accounting theory and practice, including a study of the accounting cycle and the use of special journals. Focus is on double-entry accounting system and financial statement preparation. Covers transactions for a business organized as a sole proprietorship and the effects of transactions on balance sheet accounts. 

Prerequisites
ACTG 115 or instructor approval.
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Principles of Accounting I Lab

Item #
ACTG 211
Total Credits
2

Provides instructional activities that support material covered in ACCT& 201 in a supervised lab environment. Concurrent with ACCT& 201 or instructor approval.

Prerequisites
ACTG 135 or instructor approval.
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Accounting Spreadsheets II

Item #
ACTG 235
Total Credits
4

Provides advanced instruction in electronic worksheets, various business spreadsheets, 3D worksheets, and various functions, including the conditional function and accounting schedules. 

Prerequisites
ACTG 135 or instructor approval.
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Word I

Item #
CAS 121CL
Total Credits
3

Use beginning word-processing techniques while creating and editing business documents. Create tables, columns, envelopes and mailing labels. Work with special features to track and review changes and compare documents.

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PowerPoint

Item #
CAS 141CL
Total Credits
3

Create professionally formatted presentations that include animation and transitions. Insert and format charts, graphics, diagrams and pictures. Save presentations for various delivery options.

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