Degrees & Certificates
Certificate of Achievement
About the Program
The Las Positas College Business Studies Program is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of business concepts and functions used in a wide range of careers. There are many areas of specialization available that fit current and projected needs of the ever-changing business environment. It is important that students work closely with business faculty and counselors to determine which degrees or certificates best support their individual career and/or transfer goals. Students may pursue programs to prepare for work, upgrade skills, or transfer to a four-year college or university.
About the Certificate
Bookkeeping clerks along with accounting and auditing clerks are an organization's financial record keepers. They update and maintain one or more accounting records. All of these clerks make numerous computations each day. In small businesses, bookkeeping clerks handle all financial transactions and recordkeeping. In large offices and accounting departments, the clerks have more specialized tasks, such as accounts payable or accounts receivable. The responsibilities vary by level of experience. While you can work as a bookkeeper without certification, if you want to advance in your career, you should become a Certified Bookkeeper. Certified Bookkeepers are also able to sustain independent firms that provide bookkeeping services to small businesses.
Some people who complete bookkeeping certificates may continue on with their education and obtain a more advanced degree, but others may choose to gain work experience in entry-level accounting positions. A bookkeeping certificate can prepare individuals for jobs such as: Bookkeeper, Accounting Assistant, Auditing Clerk, Financial Reporting Clerk, Accounting Technician, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable Administrator.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Bookkeeping, students are able
to perform a variety of functions in an accounting department, including; using accounting
software to analyze and record financial transactions, analyze payroll transactions,
prepare trial balance, file payroll tax returns, prepare and analyze invoices, calculate
interest rates, shipping terms and prepare financial statement.
|BUSN 30 Business Ethics and Society or|
|BUSN 52 Business Communications||3|
|BUSN 51 Accounting for Small Businesses||3|
|BUSN 55 Business Mathematics||3|
|BUSN 61 Quickbooks Accounting||2|
|CIS 54 Excel: Introduction to Spreadsheets||4|
|WRKX 94 Occupational Work Experience/Internship or|
|WRKX 95 General Work Expereince||1|
Updated: July 2022