Bookkeeping Clerk Certificate

CIP Code


Prepares students for employment as accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll clerks, or other bookkeeping clerk positions. Introduces bookkeeping and accounting theory complemented with Microsoft Office applications and automated accounting software. Enhances the skills of an office clerk. Technical course curriculum is based on current industry standards. Course delivery varies between live, hybrid and online methods.

Program Length

This program is approximately three quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements. All courses must be completed with a minimum “C” grade to graduate.

Admission Dates

Recommended fall and spring quarters or by instructor’s permission. Students with prior learning or experience should contact the instructor prior to enrolling for individual start dates.

Program Outcomes

• Apply bookkeeping and accounting theory according to industry standards.

• Use automated accounting software according to industry standards.

• Develop financial and management reports with computer software according to professional accounting standards.

• Perform basic functions of maintaining financial records for a business according to industry standards.

• Process documents required for accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll positions.

Completion Requirements


Successful completion of MAT 092 and ENG 091 or equivalent or instructor’s permission.

Program Course List

ACTG 110Bookkeeping I


ACTG 115Bookkeeping II


ACTG 120Electronic Business Math


ACTG 135Accounting Spreadsheets I


ACTG 137Accounting Digital Office


ACTG 145Quickbooks


ACTG 160Payroll & Business Taxes


ACCT& 201Principles of Accounting I


ACTG 211Principles of Accounting I Lab


COLL 102College Success for All


Total Credit Hours:38

ACTG 110, ACTG 115 and ACTG 120: Courses are articulated with high schools for dual credit.


ACTG141 & ACTG143 replaced with ACTG145