Accounting Assistant Noncredit Certificate - Active
Department: Business
Approval: February 2017
Effective Semester: Fall 2017
Program Goal: Prepare the student for entry-level assistant positions in A/P, A/R, billing, payroll, or in the financial services industry. Students learn to perform a variety of financial, customer service, recordkeeping and accounting office support duties. The student builds soft skills in customer service and communication with applicable computer skills.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

Entrance Requirements.  Review Procedures for Completing a Noncredit Business Program Certificate; review course advisories; and maintain a business noncredit educational plan current at all times. 

Financial Assistance. The Accounting Assistant Certificate Program is eligible for financial assistance. Please consult a counselor for further information.

Exit Requirements. Successful completion of all courses with a passing grade of "C" or better. Typing: 30+ wpm in a timed test with 90% accuracy. Minimum attendance of 80% in all classes is required. 

The minimum time for completion of this certificate is 3 semesters. Completion time will vary based on student preparation and number of units or classes completed per semester.

Courses Required for the Noncredit Certificate in Accounting Assistant
Course Hours
Choose one of the following basic computer literacy courses:
COMP 9245 - Computer Literacy - Basic Level 30.00
COMP 9905 - Intro to Windows for MS Office Applications 45.00
Total: 30.00 - 45.00
Core courses:
BOSS 4500 - Business English I 45.00
BOSS 4501 - Business English II 45.00
BOSS 4510 - Business Communications 45.00
BOSS 3502 - Customer Service Principles 45.00
COMP 9900 - Microsoft Excel for Business I 45.00
ACBO 9216 - Recordkeeping for the Business Office 45.00
COMP 9932 - Excel for Accounting Principles 45.00
ACBO 9210 - Income Tax Preparation 45.00
BOSS 5500 - Keyboarding for Computers 45.00
BOSS 5506 - Computer Keyboarding: The Numeric Keypad 15.00
COMP 9901 - Microsoft Access for Business I 45.00
COMP 9921 - The Internet and Social Customer Service 45.00
Total: 510.00
Choose one of the following accounting courses or course combinations:
ACBO 9201 - Accounting I - Proprietorship and Partnership 90.00
ACBO 9206 - Basic Accounting Concepts I 45.00
and
ACBO 9207 - Basic Accounting Concepts II 45.00
Total: 90.00
Choose one of the following QuickBooks courses or course combinations:
ACBO 9205 - Quickbooks Complete 90.00
ACBO 9208 - QuickBooks: Level 1 45.00
and
ACBO 9209 - QuickBooks: Level 2 45.00
Total: 90.00
Choose one of the following Job Preparation/Skills courses:
BOSS 3500 - Job Preparation 45.00
CRER 1062 - Job Search Skills 15.00
Total: 15.00 - 45.00
Total: 735.00 - 780.00