Accounting/Bookkeeping - Certificate

This certificate prepares students with skills in accounting principles and knowledge, and provides the basic foundations for employment in accounting occupations.

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A grade of C- or better is required in all courses.

Total Credits Required for Certificate: 30

Prefix Title Credits
ACCT 221Principles of Accounting I (Financial)3
ACCT 222Principles of Accounting II (Managerial)3
BLAW 230Business Law3
BOT 140Payroll Accounting3
BOT 205Accounting Software I3
BOT 241Auditing and Business Issues3
BUSA 111Introduction to Business3
C S 110Computer Literacy3
or OECS 105 Introduction to Information Technology
MGT 201Introduction to Management3
OECS 215Spreadsheet Applications3
Total Credits30

A Suggested Plan of Study - Accounting/Bookkeeping Certificate

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
ACCT 221 Principles of Accounting I (Financial) 3
BUSA 111 Introduction to Business 3
MGT 201 Introduction to Management 3
BOT 241 Auditing and Business Issues 3
C S 110
Computer Literacy
or Introduction to Information Technology
BLAW 230 Business Law 3
BOT 140 Payroll Accounting 3
BOT 205 Accounting Software I 3
OECS 215 Spreadsheet Applications 3
ACCT 222 Principles of Accounting II (Managerial) 3
 Total Credits30