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Qualifies the graduate as a bookkeeper, account clerk, accounting technician, audit or tax aide, or accountant trainee. Subjects of immediate practical value enable the student to work part-time in the field while completing the curriculum. The certificate program is for students desiring early employment. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university as an accounting major should major in Business Administration.

Additional certification and/or credentialing may be required to obtain employment in the field.

Gainful Employment Information

Award Type Units

*plus credits to satisfy district requirements and elective credits, as needed, to meet the 60 unit minimum.

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.

Program Learning Outcomes