Small Business Bookkeeping Certificate

Division: Business and Computer Information Systems


The Small Business Bookkeeping Certificate prepares students to (1) manage the accounting needs of a small business using Quickbooks accounting software, and (2) succeed in an entry-level bookkeeping position in the private sector areas such as a small business, financial service, wholesale or retail business or self-employment opportunities. Students are exposed to theoretical and practical knowledge on introductory financial accounting focusing on the key functional areas of accounting and prudent financial management. A minimum grade of C is required in each course taken. This certificate requires 16-21 units.

Required Courses (9-11 units):
ACCT 100 FSmall Business Accounting3-5
or ACCT 101AF Financial Accounting
or ACCT 102HF Honors Financial Accounting
ACCT 107 F Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks3
ACCT 230 FExcel for Accountants3
or CIS 106 F Beginning Spreadsheet (MS Excel)
Restricted Electives (7-10 units):7-10
Payroll Accounting3
Analysis of Financial Statements3
Ethics in Accounting3
Excel for Accountants3
Accounting Internship2-4
Business Internship (formerly BUS 061 F)
Small Business Management3
Business Mathematics3
Business Communications3
Critical Reasoning and Writing for Business (formerly Writing for Business)
Honors Critical Reasoning and Writing for Business (formerly Honors Writing for Business)
Introduction to Personal Computers4
Honors Introduction to Personal Computers
Total Units16-21

Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of AICPA's Financial Reporting Framework for Small- and Medium-Sized Entities to record accounting transactions and prepare financial statements.