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Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook General Accounting (Non-Credit)

Certificate of Completion
#38107

This short-term program is intended to prepare students to become bookkeepers, auditing clerks, and other introductory accountant positions to work in the accounting department of any business or organization. This program is specifically for noncredit students who are seeking training in the accounting field for immediate employment. Furthermore, this program will also provide foundational skills and training for students to enter into more advanced accounting programs. Students must pass both core courses to earn the General Accounting certificate.  

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will gain employment in an introductory bookkeeping and accounting position in the business department of any business organization.
  • Students will demonstrate job readiness skills.
  • Students will progress through the business and accounting career ladder by enrolling in further business and accounting courses or programs.


Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

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Certificate & Degree Details

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  • General Accounting (Non-Credit)

    Certificate of Completion
    #38107

    This short-term program is intended to prepare students to become bookkeepers, auditing clerks, and other introductory accountant positions to work in the accounting department of any business or organization. This program is specifically for noncredit students who are seeking training in the accounting field for immediate employment. Furthermore, this program will also provide foundational skills and training for students to enter into more advanced accounting programs. Students must pass both core courses to earn the General Accounting certificate.  

    Program Learning Outcomes

    • Students will gain employment in an introductory bookkeeping and accounting position in the business department of any business organization.
    • Students will demonstrate job readiness skills.
    • Students will progress through the business and accounting career ladder by enrolling in further business and accounting courses or programs.


    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    VOC BA11
    Fundamentals of Accounting
    VOC BA68
    Business Mathematics

Contacts

Department Contact

Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Hours: 8:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.Location: Building 40-101Phone: (909) 274-4220