Bookkeeping - CCL

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.


Major 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.

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR
Permission of the Program Director0-3

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Accountants and bookkeepers are constantly in high demand in all industries, from manufacturing to retail to government to hospitals to service industries. They maintain financials records for organizations and prepare financial statements to help management in decision-making. Both the Certificate of Completion in Accounting and the Associate of Applied Science in Accounting are geared for students who wish to pursue an entry-level accounting position in a small or medium-sized company. The programs provide training in financial and managerial accounting as well as payroll, computerized, and tax accounting.

Program Contacts

Mark Barton
Program Director 
Office: BUS 130
Phone: 480.425.6913

Sue Sandblom
Department Chair
Office: BUS 126
Phone: 480.425.6792

Brenda Lawson
Division Secretary
Office: BUS 121
Phone: 480.423.6253

Program Notes: Set up an advising meeting by emailing

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)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.