Bookkeeping Certificate

Bookkeeping Certificate

With a certificate in Bookkeeping, entry level jobs are available in just about every corporate business and non-profit organization’s accounts receivable, accounts payable departments and payroll units.

Students learn the theory of double-entry bookkeeping, the use and importance of journals and ledgers, preparing payroll documents, and reconciling banking statements.

The Bookkeeping program provides basic training and practical applications needed to analyze and prepare financial documents and handle recordkeeping functions for large and small businesses. Courses in bookkeeping basics, accounting principles along with additional classes in business math and computer science round out the career skills needed for positions in this field.

The Program

The Bookkeeping certificate requires the completion of 15 units. 


Business 51A (General Accounting I) 3
Business 63 (Payroll Accounting) 2
Business 55 (Business Mathematics) 3
Business 61 (Intro to QuickBooks) 1.5
Computer Information Systems 54 (EXCEL: Introduction to Spreadsheets) 4
Computer Information Systems 88A (Intro to Microsoft Word) 1.5
Total units required 15

*NOTE:  This certificate is awarded by the Business Department and is not transcripted (not listed on transcript). Individual courses will appear on the transcript. This group of courses provides industry-based professional development. See a counselor for further information.

Business Studies

Amir A. Law, EdD
Kinesiology/Athletics, Health, Business (BHAWK)


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