Entry-Level Accounting Certificate

Division: Business and Computer Information Systems


The Entry-Level Accounting Certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level accounting positions in the private sector area such as small business, financial service, wholesale trades, and government. Specialized training enables students to maintain accounting records and develop financial reports in: 1) accounting, and 2) finance principles and practices. Entry-level employment opportunities include positions in accounts receivable/payable and a number of trainee/internship positions. A minimum grade of C is required in each course taken. This certificate requires 16-19 units.

Required Courses (8 units):
ACCT 101AFFinancial Accounting5
or ACCT 102HF Honors Financial Accounting
ACCT 107 F Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks3
or ACCT 230 F Excel for Accountants
Restricted Electives (8-9 units):8-9
Small Business Accounting3
Managerial Accounting5
Analysis of Financial Statements3
Ethics in Accounting2-4
Business Internship (formerly BUS 061 F)
Business Communications3
Critical Reasoning and Writing for Business (formerly Writing for Business)
Honors Critical Reasoning and Writing for Business (formerly Honors Writing for Business)
Total Units16-17

Outcome 1: Prepare accounting records in accordance to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).