CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING2019 - 2020
ACCOUNTING CERTIFICATE
Award: Certificate in Accounting
No. of credits required: 
16
For more information: Contact James Baker, 443-412-2374, jbaker@harford.edu; Cynthia Lewis, 443-412-2058, clewis@harford.edu; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
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.

PROGRAM GOALS
Students who successfully complete the Accounting Certificate will be able to:
  1. Apply basic generally accepted accounting principles and techniques.
  2. Analyze financial information for errors.
  3. Explain and demonstrate accounting for payroll and inventory.
  4. Establish and evaluate internal control and fraud prevention procedures.
  5. Earn AIPB Certified Bookkeeper status.

REQUIRED COURSES
 NumberTitle Credits
 ACCT 101Accounting Principles I  3   
 ACCT 102Accounting Principles II 3   
 BA 210Business Computer Applications 
               or
 CIS 145Introduction to Microsoft Excel 3   
 ACCT 108Computerized Accounting 3   
 ACCT 104Payroll Accounting  1   
 ACCT 210Capstone - Certified Bookkeeper Preparation 3   
 Total Credits16  

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
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.

 

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
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.