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2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog

Accounting Specialist Certificate


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Program Start Date: Fall or spring terms
Minimum Program Length: 32 academic weeks; 2 terms day, 3 terms evening; 28 credits
Curriculum Code: 70922

Program Description

Accounting specialist students develop basic accounting skills to analyze, record, summarize and report accounting information. A comprehensive study of payroll accounting procedures, individual income tax procedures, Excel spreadsheet applications, and computerized accounting software applications are included. Students focus on communication, general office procedures and professional development.

Practical Experience

Students complete accounting simulations using microcomputers, develop accounting models using Excel spreadsheets, and perform accounting applications using integrated accounting software. Projects are assigned that simulate actual applications in today’s offices, allowing students to develop individual software skills. Effective communication, team building and problem-solving skills will be stressed.

Professional Opportunities

Accounting clerk, payroll clerk, bookkeeper, billing clerk, accounts receivable clerk, accounts payable clerk, office assistant, inventory control clerk, administrative specialist and tax preparer.

Unique Aspects

Graduates of this program may transfer credits into the Accounting associate degree program.

EEDA Career Cluster:

Government & Public Administration; Business, Management & Administration; Finance

Course Requirements


Total Credits: 28


Semester Display


Total Credits: 28


**A grade of “C” or better is required

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Perform all functions of an accounting cycle by using a double entry accounting system.
  2. Create financial statements and schedules in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  3. Apply the conceptual framework of accounting under state and federal laws.
  4. Analyze and record financial transactions in a computerized general ledger system.

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