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Bookkeeping/Office Administration

Bookkeeping/Office Administration

Business and Professional/Public Service

Why Study Bookkeeping/Office Administration?

The Bookkeeping Certificate is for students who want to acquire the skills necessary towards obtaining employment as an entry-level bookkeeper or office employee.

Occupational Objectives:

The certificate is for students with or without previous educational experience. Upon completion of the certificate students will be prepared for entry-level employment in companies of all sizes, both public and private, in virtually all industry sectors. Students may find employment in a variety of areas including accounts payable/receivable, payroll and bookkeeping.

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-2011, the opportunities for employment in the fields of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks are projected to grow by 12 percent between 2006-2016.

Sample Courses:

  • Principles of Accounting I & II
  • E-Commerce
  • Spreadsheet & Database Mgt.
  • Business Ethics
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Administrative Office Management


Degree Sheets Academics & Degrees Courses

Program Goals:

The certificate provides students the opportunity to start a new career or springboard to a degree in accounting. The program instills an appreciation and awareness of the racial, ethnic and gender issues in today’s business world; enhances the student’s personal and professional development; and encourages active informed citizenship and leadership.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Develop and maintain financial accounting statements and records
  • Understand and become proficient in accounting software
  • Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of business software packages such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases for analyzing and solving business problems
  • Develop problem solving, critical-thinking and decision-making abilities
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