Advanced Bookkeeping Certificate

Division: Business and Computer Information Systems


The Advanced Bookkeeping Certificate is designed to prepare students for a more advanced, full-charge bookkeeping position in the private sector areas such as small business, financial service, wholesale and retail business, manufacturing, or pursuing self-employment opportunities. After completing the program, you’ll be prepared for entry-level employment opportunities in the accounting/bookkeeping fields. Accounting/bookkeeping employment opportunities include positions in accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory control, as well as a variety of trainee/internship positions. A minimum grade of C is required in each course taken. This certificate requires 16 units.

Required Courses (16 units):
ACCT 101AFFinancial Accounting5
ACCT 101BFManagerial Accounting5
ACCT 107 F Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks3
or ACCT 230 F Excel for Accountants
or CIS 106 F Beginning Spreadsheet (MS Excel)
BUS 111 FBusiness Communications3
or BUS 211 F Critical Reasoning and Writing for Business (formerly Writing for Business)
or BUS 211HF Honors Critical Reasoning and Writing for Business (formerly Honors Writing for Business)
Total Units16

Outcome 1: Prepare journal entries in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Outcome 2: Identify the accounting cycle steps, including the adjusting and closing processes.

Outcome 3: Prepare financial statements using either manual or computerized accounting books and records.