The Finance/Accounting Certificate of Achievement requires the successful completion of the required core courses (15 units) plus 3 additional required courses with a finance/accounting concentration (12 units) for a total of 27 units.This program provides Career Technical Education opportunities in the areas of finance, accounting, and bookkeeping for a small to medium size business. This certificate provides a specialized focus on learning accounting rules and standards, how to record the financial transactions of a business, financial statement preparation, and providing management financial information that enables management to plan for and control the business.Emphasis is on learning Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, applying these principles to the recording of financial transactions and the preparation of financial statements, and providing management accurate and meaningful financial information that enables management to perform their function.Upon completion of this program, a student should be able to:• Demonstrate an understanding of the accounting cycle by identifying financial transactions for a business, recording those transactions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and preparing end-of-period financial statements.• Analyze the financial statements of the business, evaluate the financial health of the business, and communicate their overall assessment.This certificate is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in bookkeeping, accounting, or auditing in a small to medium size business environment.
|Course Dept #||Course Title||Annual Sections||Annual Enrollment Total||Annual Sections||Annual Enrollment Total|
|BUSN 024||International Business Management||1||15||1||15|
|BUSN 028||Business Law||13||455||15||480|
|BUSN 036||Strategic Management||2||30||2||30|
|BUSN 051||Introduction to Business||17||595||18||576|
|BUSN 061||Business, Government & Society||3||60||2||50|
|BUSN 062||Business Mathematics||2||40||2||20|
|BUSN 078||Business Communications||5||110||6||102|
|ACCT 010||Financial Accounting||20||600||20||540|
|ACCT 060||Accounting Fundamentals||2||118||2||125|
|BUSN 046||Excelling with Excel||3||69||3||90|
The goal of the certificate in Finance/Accounting is to provide Career Technical Education (CTE) opportunities in business finance and accounting, and to develop an understanding of how to maintain the accounting records and evaluate financial opportunities for a small to medium size business. Emphasis is on maintaining, on an ongoing basis, financial records in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles using an accounting software package, preparing and maintaining financial statement, analyzing financial impact(s) of decisions and potential opportunities in a small to medium size business setting.
Upon completion of this program a student should be able to administer the financial and accounting operations of a small to medium sized business, prepare financial statements using accounting software, and use various analytical tools to evaluate investment opportunities, and help set prices for a company's products or service.
Upon completion of this certificate, potential careers exist in, but are not limited to, bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in a small to medium size business environment.
This certificate program is being created upon recommendation of the Business, Accounting, & Real Estate Advisory Board. The labor market numbers show significant demand for individuals with accounting, bookkeeping, and financial skills. The advisory board emphasized the need for these types of skills, particularly for small business. This certificate is focused on providing these skills to meet job and career needs which is a goal of the Education & Facilities Master Plan and is aligned with Guided Pathways. It is a unique program compared to other community college programs and is patterned after SJSU's business degree program.
Course / Course Block
Complete 15 units from the following list:
BUSN028 - Business Law 3 units S1
BUSN062 - Business Mathematics 3 units S2
BUSN078 - Business Communication 3 unit S2
BUSN051 - Introduction to Business 3 units S1
BUSN061 - Business, Government, and Society 3 units S1
BUSN024 - International Business Management 3 units S2
BUSN036 - Strategic Management 3 units
Complete the following 3 courses:
ACCT010 - Financial Accounting 5 units S1
ACCT060 - Accounting Fundamentals Quickbooks 4 unit S2
BUSN046 - Excelling With Excel 3 units S2
Total Credits 27