Continuing Education

Bookkeeping Certificate

Program Overview

Bookkeeping skills can be useful in nearly any industry.  Both small business owners and corporate employees will gain the skills necessary to complete the accounting cycle, both manually and electronically.  Program learning outcomes include: interpreting data; setting up and maintaining financial records; and generating and identifying data provided on financial statements.

Length of Training

Dependent on course offerings students may complete the entire program in approximately one to two semesters. Courses may vary by semester.

Pre-requisite Coursework (may be waived by coordinator if student has sufficient experience)

Rubric Coursework Hours
ACNT 1091 Accounting / Bookkeeping Fundamentals 12
Total Prerequisite Coursework 12

Core Coursework

Rubric Coursework Hours
ACNT 1001 Bookkeeping I 30
ACNT 1042 Bookkeeping II 30
ACNT 1091 Bookkeeping Internship Simulation 30
ACNT 1010 Quickbooks 48
Total Coursework 138

Optional Coursework

Rubric Coursework Hours
ACNT 1015 Payroll Accounting 32
ACNT 1007 Forensic Accounting 40
ACNT 2030 Governmental & Non – Profit Accounting 48
ACNT 2033 Peachtree 24
Total Coursework 138

*Course offerings vary by semester

Accounting / Bookkeeping Fundamentals: ACNT 1091
This course clarifies the accounting process for non-accountants. You will learn to read and interpret a company's balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement; develop a budget and understand its relationship to financial reports. Ideal for project managers, small business owners and new managers.

Bookkeeping I: ACNT 1001
This course focuses on analyzing, classifying, and recording business transactions. Emphasizes understanding of complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliations, and payroll. The same text is used for all three levels of bookkeeping.

Bookkeeping II: ACNT 1042
A continuation of Bookkeeping I, which is a pre-requisite to this course. Emphasis will be on partnership and corporate accounting. Students will learn about cash flow, special journals, sales and cash journals, inventory, uncollectable accounts, and financial statements and end-of-fiscal period entries. The same text is used for all three levels of bookkeeping.

Bookkeeping Internship Simulation: ACNT 1091
Students will gain hands-on experience manually applying the concepts and processes of the accounting cycle for a Merchandising company. Each student will be provided source documents for creating a chart of accounts, journalizing and posting business transactions, creating financial statements, and adjusting and closing entries. No prerequisites are required, however students enrolling in this course should have a thorough understanding of the accounting cycle.

More Information:

Please call Candy at 972-238-6008.

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