Accounting – Certified Bookkeeper – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 0502.00

The curriculum prepares students to become (with experience) certified bookkeepers. This training is relevant to positions such as bookkeeping/accounting/auditing clerk, accounts payable clerk, accounts receivable clerk/collections, general ledger clerk or payroll clerk. Knowledge of accounting and spreadsheet software is necessary.

The curriculum is aimed at students passing the national Certified Bookkeeper exams administered by the American Institute of Public Bookkeepers (AIPB). For more information on this program go to www.aipb.org.

Optionally, students can also take a course to become a California Registered Tax Preparer (CRTP) to prepare to work as a para-professional in an accounting or CPA office. For more information go to www.ctec.org.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Be able to pass the national AIPB Certified Bookkeeping exams.
  2. Be able to perform basic General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, basic payroll duties.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

ACCT 010BOOKKEEPING-ACCOUNTING4
ACCT 104ACOMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING - QUICKBOOKS3
ACCT 104BPAYROLL ACCOUNTING3
BIT 106BUSINESS SOFTWARE-INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT OFFICE SYSTEM3
BIT 133BUSINESS SOFTWARE-MICROSOFT EXCEL2
BUS 112BUSINESS ENGLISH3
BUS 114BUSINESS MATHEMATICS3
Total Units21

Recommended Electives

ACCT 001AFINANCIAL ACCOUNTING5
ACCT 001BMANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING4
ACCT 104CINCOME TAX PREPARATION3
BUS 012ABUSINESS LAW3
BUS 170WORK EXPERIENCE INTERNSHIP3


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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree