Bookkeeping

Program Code: 3P41123

The bookkeeping certificate is designed to prepare students for a career as an entry-level bookkeeper or to provide the necessary knowledge of basic bookkeeping functions for business owners or entrepreneurs. Bookkeepers maintain their employers' financial records by using accounting software and other tools. As they play such a significant role in determining their companies' success, employers want only the most highly trained and ethical bookkeepers. As a result, employers prefer bookkeepers with industry knowledge. Students can be expected to learn the following: accounting fundamentals, accounting principles, payroll functions and QuickBooks. Students may work as a bookkeeper, then may take the national certification exam after working full-time for a total for a least two years or for a comparable number of part-time hours.

Core Courses
BUSA 100 Accounting Fundamentals for Bookkeepers36
BUSA 101 Accounting Principles for Bookkeepers36
BUSA 102 Payroll Fundamentals for Bookkeepers36
COMP 650 QuickBooks Fundamentals for the Financial Office Applications36
Total Hours144
First Year
Semester 1HoursSemester 2Hours
BUSA 10036BUSA 10236
BUSA 10136COMP 65036
 72 72
Total Hours 144

BUSA 100 36 Hours Accounting Fundamentals for Bookkeepers

Accounting fundamentals covers foundational topics, such as accounting for purchases, analyzing business transactions, and how accounting acts as the language of business. Upon completion students will understand the basics of accounting fundamentals in preparation for the bookkeeping certification exam. (Apportionment)

BUSA 101 36 Hours Accounting Principles for Bookkeepers

Prerequisite BUSA 100 Accounting Fundamentals for Bookkeepers. This course covers accounting for partnerships, long-term bonds, and the statement of cash flows, among other pieces of vital bookkeeping knowledge. The course prepares students for part two of the certification exam - Accounting Principles. (Apportionment)

BUSA 102 36 Hours Payroll Fundamentals for Bookkeepers

Prerequisite BUSA 100 Accounting Fundamentals for Bookkeepers. Payroll fundamentals covers foundational topics, such as accounting for computing wages, social security, taxes, withholdings, and analyzing and journalizing payroll transactions. Upon completion students will understand the basics of payroll fundamentals in preparation for the bookkeeping certification exam. (Apportionment)

COMP 650 36 Hours QuickBooks Fundamentals for the Financial Office Applications

Teaches students the basics of using the QuickBooks software to develop customized financial application for business. The course covers special techniques for reducing data entry time, eliminating errors and getting consistent results. Upon completion students will understand the basics of QuickBooks to simplify financial tasks. (Apportionment)