Bookkeeping Certificate

Curriculum BUS.BKK.CERT (C416A)

(Total Program Credits: 16)

The Bookkeeping Certificate includes the minimum business and accounting requirements for students seeking bookkeeper positions. Students will gain the necessary background in business and introductory accounting courses, and the ability to use business software applications most common in businesses. Graduates of this certificate may obtain positions as a bookkeeper or other entry-level business, accounting, or financial roles.


Upon successful completion of the Bookkeeping Certificate, the graduate will be able to:

•  assemble the entire accounting cycle by analyzing business transactions, composing journal entries, preparing trial balances, and reporting the results in the financial statements;

•  list advantages and disadvantages of entrepreneurship, partnership, C corporation, S corporation, and a limited liability company;

•  manage a new company file, chart of accounts, bank accounts, customer invoices, accounts receivable and accounts payable, and reports in QuickBooks; and

•  manage workbooks, formulas, and data by using appropriate Excel tools.

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor or Transfer Specialist (if transferring), before registering for courses. Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

(Fall 2021)

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 101Financial Accounting

4 credits

BUS 102Small Business Accounting

3 credits

BUS 107Microsoft Office in Business Applications

3 credits

BUS 141Introduction to Business

3 credits

CIS 155Microsoft Excel I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

See ACC course descriptions; BUS course descriptions, and CIS course description.

Coordinator: Dr. William M. Griffin, Ext. 3579