Financial Accounting Certificate

Division: Business and Computer Information Systems


The Financial Accounting Certificate program emphasizes developing an advanced understanding of accounting principles, analytical skills and the capacity to solve problems. The objective of the program is to prepare students for a professional entry-level career within a focus area of accounting by building both technical and soft skills. Some career opportunities include accountant, bookkeeper, data-entry clerk, financial staff accountant, cost accountant, and general office clerk. A minimum grade of C is required in each course taken. This certificate requires 18 units.

Required Courses (15 units):
ACCT 101AFFinancial Accounting5
or ACCT 102HF Honors Financial Accounting
ACCT 201AFIntermediate Accounting5
ACCT 201BFIntermediate Accounting5
Restricted Electives (3 units):3
Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks3
Payroll Accounting3
Analysis of Financial Statements3
Ethics in Accounting3
Excel for Accountants3
Total Units18

Outcome 1: Analyze and record accounting transactions.

Outcome 2: Analyze and record accounting adjustments in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Outcome 3: Prepare, analyze and interpret basic financial statements.