Award: Certificate in Accounting
For more information: Contact James Baker, 443-412-2374, firstname.lastname@example.org; Cynthia Lewis, 443-412-2058, email@example.com; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.
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The program is designed to provide students with specific
skills needed for employment in the field of accounting and
bookkeeping, including positions such as bookkeeper, accounts receivable clerk or accounts payable clerk. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be prepared to sit for the AIPB's Bookkeeper Certification exam, as well as the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User Exam.
Students who successfully complete the Accounting Certificate will be able to:
- Apply basic generally accepted accounting principles and techniques.
- Analyze financial information for errors.
- Explain and demonstrate accounting for payroll and inventory.
- Establish and evaluate internal control and fraud prevention procedures.
- Earn AIPB Certified Bookkeeper status.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook job outlook for Bookkeepers, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks expects a decline of about 1% through 2026, although the number of jobs is expected to be over 1,700,000 by 2026.
Students earning a certificate from HCC must complete or demonstrate exemption from the following courses: ENG 003
and ENG 012, or ENG 018, and MATH 020. See graduation
requirement details in this catalog for further information.