The Accounting/Bookkeeping certificate program is designed to prepared students for entry-level positions in the accounting/bookkeeping field.

What You’ll Learn
Students who successfully complete the certificate program will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Identify and describe the fundamental principles and practices of accounting;
  • Apply fundamental accounting principles and practices to prepare common income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements;
  • Utilize microcomputer accounting software systems for the purpose of maintaining a general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll;
  • Identify, describe, and prepare a variety of tax records and reports necessary to maintain a business and to meet local, state, and federal requirements;
  • Develop and analyze accounting information for managerial planning and control;
  • Complete computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, electronic mail, and the internet;
  • Identify and apply the techniques of effective oral and written communication in a business setting;
  • Perform business mathematical operations utilizing the calculator for computations. 

See the current advising sheet for more details. 

Credits Required:  30 hours

Credential Earned:  Certificate of Applied Science

Degree Option:  An Associate of Applied Science in Accounting is also available through Mountwest Community & Technical College.

Career Settings
The completion of the certificate program prepares students to work for CPA firms, corporate accounting departments, and small businesses. This would include clerical positions in specialized areas such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll, as well as any positions involved in the accounting functions of a business.