Program Information

Degree Type: 
Certificate of Achievement

Offers preparation for those interested in working as a bookkeeper in a small- to medium-sized business. Students are trained to use a double-entry accounting system to perform basic accounting functions such as journalizing and posting business transactions; preparing adjusting entries, a ten-column worksheet, and basic financial statements; journalizing and posting adjusting entries, and posting the closing trial balance. Students are trained in computerized accounting software (QuickBooks or Peachtree) and in the Microsoft Office Suite, with advanced training in Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet software). Courses in business math applications, written business communication, and business office protocol are also part of the program.

NOTE: Course work typically helps students prepare to take a series of exams administered by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) to become an AIPB Certified Bookkeeper. These exams are not included in this course. Students desiring this designation must make arrangements with the AIPB to take the exams.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Prepare financial statements according to GAAP.
  • Demonstrate industry-standard computer skills.
  • Demonstrate effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication in the business environment.
Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
28.0 (Including Options/Electives)

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.

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Business and Computer Technology Division • (313) 845-9804 • • Technology Bldg • Room: E-211
Patricia Little • (313) 317-1723 • • Technology Bldg • Room: E-211H