There are a large number of relatively well-paid job opportunities for people who have basic bookkeeping skills. The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Bookkeeping is designed to prepare students to work for CPA firms, corporate accounting departments and small businesses. Courses are designed to assist students with work experience to develop skills in this program to operate a small bookkeeping businesses.


Academic Plan Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

This program will be replaced by: CCL/5665 Accounting

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR
Permission of the Program Director0-3
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
ACC105Payroll, Sales and Property Taxes3
ACC111Accounting Principles I3
ACC112Accounting Principles II3
ACC115Computerized Accounting2
ACC212Managerial Accounting3
ACC221Tax Accounting3
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications3
GBS151Introduction to Business3
GBS233Business Communication3
OAS11810-Key By Touch1
  • Identify, describe, and prepare a variety of tax records and reports necessary to maintain a business and to meet local, state and Federal requirements. (ACC105)
  • Identify and describe the fundamental principles and practices of accounting. (ACC111)
  • Apply fundamental accounting principles and practices to prepare general purpose income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements. (ACC111, ACC112)
  • Operate a microcomputer accounting system utilizing general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll. (ACC115)
  • Develop and analyze accounting information for managerial planning and control. (ACC212)
  • Prepare income tax returns for individuals, and describe partnership and corporate tax structures. (ACC221)
  • Explore computer operations and uses and apply to personal computers in business. (BPC110)
  • Describe the fundamental characteristics and functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing labor relations, business risk and records. (GBS151)
  • Identify and apply the techniques of effective oral and written communications in a business setting. (GBS233)
  • Demonstrate speed and accuracy in the use of 10-key touch of numbers, figures, and perform touch mathematical calculations. (OAS118)

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