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Accounting Clerk Certificate

This Certificate is designed to provide the skills necessary for clerical level positions within an Accounting environment. These positions support Accounting professionals and para-professional positions.

Certificate Requirements

Course CodeCourse TitleUnits
ACCT 101Fundamentals of College Accounting  (3) 3 - 4
  or ACCT 301Financial Accounting  (4)
ACCT 341Computerized Accounting3
ACCT 121Payroll Accounting3
CISA 315Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets2
CISA 305Beginning Word Processing2
BUS 310Business Communications  (3) 3
  or ENGWR 301College Composition and Literature  (3)
A minimum of 5 units from the following:5
BUSTEC 101Computer Keyboarding: 10-Key  (1)
BUSTEC 302Computer-Keyboarding  (2)
BUS 105Business Mathematics  (3)
CISA 316Intermediate Electronic Spreadsheets  (2)
CISA 320Introduction to Database Management  (1)
ACCT 498Work Experience in Accounting  (1 - 4)
Total Units:21 - 22

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

COMPOSE EFFECTIVE ACCOUNTING INFORMATION DOCUMENTS AND COMMUNICATE THEM TO APPROPRIATE USERS (COMMUNICATION SKILLS) This includes the ability to: A. Create accurate, professional, and appropriate accounting documents and reports for the business entity served. B. Receive and process written and oral financial information and prepare the appropriate response for management, investor, clients, or other fellow professionals. C. Work effectively, individually and as a member of a group.

INTEGRATE TECHNOLOGY INTO THE DEVELOPMENT OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION (TECHNOLOGY SKILLS) This includes the ability to: A. Demonstrate effective use of all technology applicable to the accounting field. B. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of accounting software, spreadsheets, and databases applicable to accounting practice and procedures.

EVALUATE ACTIONS FOR INTEGRITY AND HONESTY (ETHICS) This includes the ability to: A. Practice high ethical standards in all contacts with employers, clients, co workers, and general public. B. Demonstrate the ability to act with integrity and honesty and choose an ethical course of action.

Accounting, Advanced Certificate

This program is designed for a student who wishes to develop advanced levels of Accounting skills but not earn a degree. These requirements match the major requirements of the Accounting Degree but do not include General Education.

Certificate Requirements

Course CodeCourse TitleUnits
ACCT 301Financial Accounting4
ACCT 311Managerial Accounting4
ACCT 341Computerized Accounting3
BUS 340Business Law  (3) 3
  or BUS 345Law and Society  (3)
ACCT 103Intermediate Accounting - Part I4
ACCT 104Intermediate Accounting - Part II4
ACCT 111Cost Accounting3
A minimum of 4 units from the following:4
CISA 315Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets  (2)
CISA 316Intermediate Electronic Spreadsheets  (2)
CISA 320Introduction to Database Management  (1)
A minimum of 7 units from the following:7
ACCT 107Auditing  (3)
ACCT 121Payroll Accounting  (3)
ACCT 125Federal and State Individual Taxation  (4)
ACCT 128Taxation of Corporations, Partnerships, Estates, and Trusts  (4)
ACCT 153Governmental Accounting  (3)
ACCT 498Work Experience in Accounting  (1 - 4)
CISA 321Intermediate Database Management  (1)
Total Units: 36

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

SYNTHESIZE GENERAL ACCOUNTING THEORY AND PRACTICE INTO FINANCIAL RECORDS This includes the ability to: A. Demonstrate a firm understanding and working knowledge of basic accounting terminology and the process by which transactions are analyzed and transformed into financial statements. B. Compute, classify, record, and verify numerical date, both manually and with computing equipment, in order to develop and maintain financial records.

ANALYZE BUSINESS INFORMATION AND INFER THE RESOLUTION OF KEY ISSUES (ANALYTICAL SKILLS) This includes the ability to: A. Demonstrate intelligent interpretation and use of financial statements in managing and analyzing business operations. B. Demonstrate the ability to identify key issues, research relevant data, and think critically, and analytically about the possible solutions for the financial problem encountered.

COMPOSE EFFECTIVE ACCOUNTING INFORMATION DOCUMENTS AND COMMUNICATE THEM TO APPROPRIATE USERS (COMMUNICATION SKILLS) This includes the ability to: A. Create accurate, professional, and appropriate accounting documents and reports for the business entity served. B. Receive and process written and oral financial information and prepare the appropriate response for management, investor, clients, or other fellow professionals. C. Work effectively, individually and as a member of a group.

INTEGRATE TECHNOLOGY INTO THE DEVELOPMENT OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION (TECHNOLOGY SKILLS) This includes the ability to: A. Demonstrate effective use of all technology applicable to the accounting field. B. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of accounting software, spreadsheets, and databases applicable to accounting practice and procedures.

ANALYZE, SUMMARIZE AND INTERPRET FINANCIAL INFORMATION (CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS) This includes the ability to: A. Record, summarize, analyze, and interpret financial activities to permit individuals and organizations to make informed judgments and sensible business decisions. B. Comprehend an unrelated set of financial facts; identify and anticipate problems and find acceptable solutions for the business entity served.

EVALUATE ACTIONS FOR INTEGRITY AND HONESTY (ETHICS) This includes the ability to: A. Practice high ethical standards in all contacts with employers, clients, co workers, and general public. B. Demonstrate the ability to act with integrity and honesty and choose an ethical course of action.

SUPPORT ACTIONS THAT IMPROVE THE ABILITY TO INTERACT EFFECTIVELY IN DIVERSE ENVIRONMENTS AND WITH DIVERSE PERSONS. (DIVERSITY) This includes the ability to: A. Demonstrate the ability to relate and interact effectively in teams consisting of individuals with differing interest, gender, backgrounds, and professions.

Accounting, Taxation Certificate

This certificate acknowledges student achievement and proficiency in preparing and reviewing the income tax returns of individuals and business entities together with an understanding of necessary federal and state tax administration compliance requirements that are necessary in the policies of the Internal Revenue Service and the Franchise Tax Board.

Certificate Requirements

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

ANALYZE BUSINESS INFORMATION AND INFER THE RESOLUTION OF KEY ISSUES (ANALYTICAL SKILLS) This includes the ability to:<br> A. Demonstrate intelligent interpretation and use of financial statements in managing and analyzing business operations.<br> B. Demonstrate the ability to identify key issues, research relevant data, and think critically, and analytically about the possible solutions for the financial problem encountered.

COMPOSE EFFECTIVE ACCOUNTING INFORMATION DOCUMENTS AND COMMUNICATE THEM TO APPROPRIATE USERS (COMMUNICATION SKILLS) This includes the ability to:<br> A. Create accurate, professional, and appropriate accounting documents and reports for the business entity served.<br> B. Receive and process written and oral financial information and prepare the appropriate response for management, investor, clients, or other fellow professionals.<br> C. Work effectively, individually and as a member of a group.

ANALYZE, SUMMARIZE AND INTERPRET FINANCIAL INFORMATION (CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS) This includes the ability to:<br> A. Record, summarize, analyze, and interpret financial activities to permit individuals and organizations to make informed judgments and sensible business decisions.<br> B. Comprehend an unrelated set of financial facts; identify and anticipate problems and find acceptable solutions for the business entity served.

EVALUATE ACTIONS FOR INTEGRITY AND HONESTY (ETHICS) This includes the ability to:<br> A. Practice high ethical standards in all contacts with employers, clients, co-workers, and the general public.<br> B. Demonstrate the ability to act with integrity and honesty and choose an ethical course of action.

Accounting Certificate

Certificate Requirements

Course CodeCourse TitleUnits
ACCT 107Auditing3
ACCT 111Cost Accounting3
ACCT 301Financial Accounting4
ACCT 311Managerial Accounting4
ACCT 341Computerized Accounting3
BUS 340Business Law  (3) 31
Total Units: 20

1 Business 341 recommended for students intending to enter public accounting professions.