Accounting Clerk (CP)
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This Accounting Clerk certificate is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as an accounting clerk or bookkeeper. The student records transactions and prepares the basic essential financial statements which contribute to vital operational policies and decisions. Student learning takes place in both manual and computerized environments.
Students must complete all specifically listed courses in Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of “C” or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.
Consult with a business academic advisor for recommended course, program planning.
|General Education Requirements|
|BTEC 106||APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH||3-5|
|or ENGL&101||ENGLISH COMPOSITION I|
|BUS 102||BUSINESS MATH APPLICATIONS||5|
|BTEC 148||BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL SELF DEVELOPMENT||3|
|Business Core Courses|
|BUS 028||BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES||3|
|BUS& 101||INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS||5|
|BTEC 150||COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS||5|
|ECON 101||INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS||3|
|MGMT 101||PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT||3|
|Major Area Requirements|
|BUS 029||BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES||3|
|BUS 036||ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS||3|
|BUS 130||COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING||3|
|BUS 199||COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE 1||1-5|
|BTEC 135||10-KEY CALCULATOR||1|
|BTEC 170||EXCEL FOR BUSINESS 2||3|
Minimum of 5 credits/units must be earned in Cooperative Work Experience.
Prior completion of BTEC 169 or instructor permission required.
To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
- Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
- Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
- Accurately prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements for service and merchandising businesses manually as well as using computer systems.
- Perform all steps of the accounting cycle, using both general and specialized journals.
- Accurately create and maintain payroll records required under federal and state laws.