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
Communication Skills
BTEC 106APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH3-5
or ENGL&101 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
Subtotal3-5
Computational Skills
BUS  102BUSINESS MATH APPLICATIONS5
Subtotal5
Human Relations
BTEC 148BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL SELF DEVELOPMENT3
Subtotal3
Business Core Courses
BUS  028BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES3
BUS& 101INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS5
BTEC 100KEYBOARDING3
BTEC 150COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS5
ECON 101INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS3
MGMT 101PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT3
Major Area Requirements
BUS  029BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES3
BUS  036ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS3
BUS  130COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING3
BUS  199COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE 11-5
BTEC 13510-KEY CALCULATOR1
BTEC 170EXCEL FOR BUSINESS 23
CMST&220PUBLIC SPEAKING5
Total Credits/Units56-58

To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.

Program Outcomes

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.