Computerized Accounting Technology Certificate

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Note: Not accepting new students at this time.

The Computerized Accounting Technology Certificate is a four-quarter program designed to provide students with computerized accounting skills using widely-used accounting software. The program bridges the gap between manual and computerized accounting systems with students gaining hands-on experience and expertise with basic and mid-range accounting systems. This experience will provide graduates with viable entry into and/or advancement in the accounting job market with both large and small organizations.

Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an ability to organize workloads to meet reporting deadlines
  • Apply select computerized accounting software to analyze and record transactions including general accounting transactions and payroll accounting
  • Use select small business computerized accounting software and spread sheet programs to prepare financial reports
  • Communicate effectively in a professional accounting workplace environment
  • Identify and appraise situations in professional accounting where the applications of ethical judgments are required

Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior course work. Course work earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this certificate with pre-requisites are marked with an asterisk (*).

Computerized Accounting Technology Prerequisites: none

Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience, and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer, and advanced placement.

Course Number General  Education/Related Instruction (20 credits) Credit Hours
or IT101
Using Computers in Business I
Software Applications
BUS236 Interpersonal Communications for the Workplace 5
BUS115 Computational Skillbuilding 2
BUS124 Excel for Business 5
ENGL&230* Technical Writing 3
Course Number Certificate Requirements (43 credits) Credit Hours
ACCT110 Introduction to Accounting/Bookkeeping I 5
ACCT120* Introduction to Accounting/Bookkeeping II 5
ACCT131* Quickbooks 5
ACCT257* Business Tax Accounting 5
ACCT260 Peachtree Accounting 5
ACCT261* Accounting Information Systems 5
ACCT267 Not-for-profit Financial Management 5
ACCT268* Computerized Accounting Simulations 5
CWE110 Internship 3
Total Credits
Total Credits -- Minimum

This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. However, it should not be concluded that students will always proceed through their program of study exactly as prescribed here. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program. Also, in general, summer quarter is not considered one of the full-time quarters in the program.

1st quarter: ACCT 110, BUS 115, BUS 169 or IT 101, BUS 236

2nd quarter: ACCT 120, ACCT 131, BUS 124, BUS 236, ENGL&230

3rd quarter: ACCT 257, ACCT 260, ACCT 268

4th quarter: ACCT 261, ACCT 267, CWE 110

Sequence Type

What Skills do I need to be successful in this field?

What are some potential job titles?

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Associate

Wages, employment trends and pathways

Effective beginning: Fall 2010 
Computerized Accounting Technology 
505C / 52.0302