The Certificate of Achievement in Bookkeeping is designed for students to achieve the coursework necessary to provide a strong foundation in the accounting skills necessary for employment as a full charge bookkeeper. All courses in this certificate meet the 150 semester hour education requirement for licensure in the state of California.
On average, 1,000 students have taken Financial Accounting I in the past two years, with Financial Accounting II and Accounting for Small Business averaging around 550 and 360 students, respectively. Payroll & Business Tax Accounting averages around 230 students a year, and QuickBooks and Excel average 289 and 349, respectively.
|Course #||Course Title||Annual Sections (Y1, 19/20)||Annual Enrollment (Y1, 19/20)||Annual Sections (Y2, 19/20)||AnnualEnrollment (Y2, 19/20)|
|ACTG 1A||Financial Accounting I||29||1108||28||921|
|ACTG 1B||Financial Accounting II||16||613||15||567|
|ACTG 60||Accounting for Small Business||8||395||8||326|
Accounting programs prepare students for work as accountants, examining and preparing financial records for private industry, government agencies, individuals, and non-profit entities. General accountants use computers to record transactions, such as receivables, payables, payroll, and property into a general ledger. Corporate accountants set up and design accounting systems and procedures, risk management programs, and analyze and evaluate financial records for businesses. Their duties include ensuring legal compliance, interpreting financial information, and preparing reports for business executives and government regulatory agencies. Advancement includes opportunities as senior accountant, controller, treasurer, and chief financial officer. Certified Public Accountants and Certified Management Accountants are those who have attained professional certification by the state.
The academic goal of the Certificate of Achievement in Bookkeeping is to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions. The vocational goal is to provide training for students to become bookkeepers and to provide additional conceptual and technical training for those with some bookkeeping experience in order become marketable in this field.
Program Learning Outcomes:
· Students will be able to analyze and record financial transactions in a general ledger system
· Students will be able to prepare financial statements for managerial decision making
· Students will be able to perform accounting-related calculations and demonstrate the ability to use methods and/or procedures to solve accounting problems using industry acknowledged tools and resources such as QuickBooks and Excel
· Students will be able to prepare and process payroll transactions within current payroll regulations
Students are required to take 5 courses. 3 core courses and a choice for the last 2 courses.
(Y1 or S1)
|ACTG64A||Computerized Accounting Practice Using QuickBooks||4||Y1Winter|
|ACTG 64B||Computerized Accounting Practice Using Excel||4||Y1Spring|
|ACTG 65||Payroll and Business Tax Accounting||4||Y1Spring|
|ACTG 1A or ACTG 60||Financial Accounting 1 or Small Business Accounting||5||Y1Fall|
|ACTG1B or ACTG 1BH||Financial Accounting II or Financial Accounting II H||5||Y1 Fall|