Bookkeeping Technician

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02328)

Designed for those students with no prior accounting or computerized accounting experience who desire to acquire the fundamental skills necessary for an entry-level bookkeeping position in today's workforce.

Successful completion of the Bookkeeping Technician Certificate of Achievement will provide students with the minimum essential skills in accounting, computerized accounting, business communication, business information systems, and microcomputer spreadsheet software which are in demand in today's dynamic workforce.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Create an accounting system which will measure the financial activities of a business and then be able to communicate those measurements to others.
  • Apply transaction analysis, input transactions into the accounting system, process this input and prepare and interpret the four basic financial statements.
  • Prepare schedules, account analysis, account reconciliations, and financial reports through the use of spreadsheet software (Excel) and accounting software(Quickbooks).

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”

Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

For more information regarding the data provided for this program and what it means to you as a student, please feel free to visit our SWC Gainful Employment website at: www.swccd.edu/gainfulemployment.

Program Requirements 1
ACCT 7BASIC BUSINESS BOOKKEEPING3
ACCT 101PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I4
ACCT 12COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING3
BUS 183BUSINESS MATHEMATICS3
BUS 212BUSINESS COMMUNICATION3
CIS 101INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS4
BUS 290WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS I1-4
or CIS 133 ADVANCED MICROCOMPUTER SPREADSHEETS SOFTWARE
Total Units21-24