Bookkeeping (Certificate)

Over the last year, 650+ companies in our region have posted jobs for professionals in this field. As a bookkeeping clerk, salaries start around $25,000 for entry-level positions. (Source: EMSI Career Coach)

The Bookkeeping Certificate credential will provide you with eight essential courses to get you started on the path to a career in bookkeeping. This certificate provides the skills needed to become a bookkeeper without committing to an entire associate degree program.

After graduating with the Bookkeeping Certificate, graduates may wish to pursue the Accounting A.A.S. degree. Bookkeeping graduates will able to use all successfully completed course credits towards an Accounting degree. Successful completion of the Accounting degree prepares students for certification through the American Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (AIPB) Certified Bookkeeper designation.

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Program Objectives

  1. Develop, measure, analyze, validate, and communicate financial information.
  2. Complete the accounting cycle from transaction to analysis to financial statement preparation to closing the books at the end of each fiscal period.
  3. Use automated accounting software to develop, measure, analyze, validate, and communicate financial information.

Requirements & Course Sequence

All course requirements and the recommended sequence of courses for this program can be found through the College’s Online Academic Catalog. Click here to access the catalog for details on our Bookkeeping program.

Program Availability

Bookkeeping is available at the following locations:

Career Coach Bar per program.