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Accounting Technician Certificate of Achievement (CA)

About the Program

The primary objective of the Certificate of Achievement Accounting Technician Certificate of Achievement is to prepare students for entry-level employment in the field of accounting or bookkeeping. Such careers are widely available throughout California and the rest of the country. Courses required for this certificate will allow students to become proficient in modern computerized accounting applications and other prominent software used in the business community, including QuickBooks.The certificate can also be an option for students who have graduated with a bachelor’s in any discipline and want to sit for the state’s CPA exam.

Career Opportunities

Accounting is a field ripe with job opportunities within various industries in corporate, government and nonprofit sectors. This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment as an accounts clerk, bookkeeper, accounting technician, payroll administrator, payroll clerk or tax preparer.

Program Outcomes

  • Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Accounting Technician, students are able to perform variety of functions in an accounting
    department including: maintain and update financial records, prepare and analyze financial statements, review bookkeepers' and clerks' work for accuracy
    and completeness, prepare individual income tax returns containing schedule A, B, C, D and E, maintain cost records and prepare and analyze budgets.

Learning and Career Pathway Maps

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Required Core: (27 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
BUSN 1A Financial Accounting 4
BUSN 1B Managerial Accounting 4
BUSN 40 Introduction to Business 3
BUSN 52 Business Communications 3
BUSN 55 Business Mathematics 3
BUSN 61 Quickbooks Accounting 2
BUSN 65 Federal Income Tax Accounting 3
CIS 54 Excel: Introduction to Spreadsheets 4
CIS 73A Ten-Key Skill Development 1

Total Units: 27