Accounting Clerk / Bookkeeper Certificate
Certificate | SC Program: CT.3060
Completion of the Certificate Program will prepare the student for entry-level position in accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and general ledger.
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Fall Semester, First Year15 Units Total
A survey course for both business and non-business majors covering the different disciplines (finance, management, and marketing) of business. The course also covers the complexities of the competitive business world and includes additional disciplines such as international business, forms of business ownership, social responsibility and ethics, and entrepreneurship. Designed to provide students familiarity with basic principles and practices of contemporary business, knowledge of business terminology, and an understanding of how business works within the U.S. economic system. Due to its introductory nature, it is recommended that this course be taken as a first business course. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
An introductory course in keyboarding and Microsoft Word. Class includes learning to type alphabetic, numeric and symbol keys by touch; developing speed and accuracy; and formatting business documents including letters, memos, reports, tables and labels. Recommended for all students that want to learn typing and Microsoft Word. No prior knowledge of computers is required making this course an excellent place to start for beginning computer users. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Spring Semester, First Year13.5 Units Total
Note: Students must have access to a full version Microsoft Excel as assignementsare submitted using Excel.
This course emphasizes the major areas of a computerized accounting system and provides the student with hands-on opportunity to determine procedures, analyze transactions, enter data and print reports related to the general ledger, depreciation, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, financial statements, financial statement analysis and inventory control. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Payroll Accounting emphasizes the methods of computing wages and salaries, the methods of keeping records, and the preparation of government reports. This course is designed to provide training in the complexities of payroll accounting for vocational purposes. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
This is an introductory course that introduces the concepts, principles, and uses of the EXCEL spreadsheet through multi-media lecture, demonstration, and discussion. Instruction will include use of the Windows environment; creating, editing, formatting, and printing a worksheet; charts/graphs development; and formulas/functions using relative and absolute cell reference. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course applies the principles of ethical and effective communication to the creation of letters, memos, emails, and written and oral reports for a variety of business situations. The course emphasizes planning, organizing, composing, and revising business documents using word processing software for written documents and presentation-graphics software to create and deliver professional-level oral reports. This course is designed for students who already have college-level writing skills. This is a required course for many major and certificate programs and an alternate requirement or suggested elective in others. This class also satisfies the A.S. General Education requirement in English. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Please see a counselor to discuss options for meeting general education requirements for transfer to California State Universities (CSU) and/or University of California (UC) campuses, as well as any specific additional courses that may be required by your chosen institution of transfer.
*Alternative Courses: Please see a Shasta College counselor for alternative course options. You can also view the following to find other courses to meet degree/certificate requirements:
- California State Universities – General Education
- IGETC – Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
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