Gainful Employment

Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students to perform basic level accounting functions for a business or government agency. The certificate is also appropriate for students seeking credits required to retain or improve their job status.

Occupational Objectives: Accounting Technician, Full-Charge Bookkeeper, Junior Accountant, Accounting Assistant.

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the College, entry into the Career Studies Certificate in Accounting requires proficiency in high school English and mathematics. All entering students will be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses.


  • Provide students with an understanding of the mechanics and theory of accounting.
  • Provide students with an understanding of the mechanics and theory of computerized techniques in accounting.
  • Provide students with a basic understanding of business concepts and principles.

Accounting Curriculum:

Degree Requirements   Credits
ACC 211-212 Principles of Accounting I and II 7
ACC 215 Computerized Accounting 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 121 Business Mathematics I 3
Total Minimum Credits   19

All courses in this program can be used towards an AAS degree in Business Management.