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Accounting Clerk

Certificate of Achievement

The Accounting Clerk Certificate at West Valley College focuses on helping students develop bookkeeping and accounting clerk’s skills using current accounting/bookkeeping software. Prerequisite skills and courses include having an understanding of the accounting cycle for a business from transaction analysis to financial statement preparation and possessing clear and effective writing skills. Possible job titles for certificate earners include but are not limited to auditor, bookkeeper, accounts receivable clerk, accounts payable clerk, and office manager. Certificate earners will be able to utilize current software to perform various accounting functions and will be able to apply the principles of business communications in a variety of business settings.

Required Courses (16 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ACCT060Accounting Fundamentals: Quickbooks4 units
BUSN046Excelling With Excel3 units
BUSN062Business Mathematics3 units
BUSN070Effective Office Skills3 units
BUSN078Business Communication3 units

Total Certificate Units: 16 units

To be awarded a certificate, a student must:

  1. Complete all the major requirements.
  2. Earn a grade of “C” or better for all required courses.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Utilize current accounting software to compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete for a business.
  • Successfully apply business communication and math skills in the office environment in which they will be performing bookkeeping and accounting tasks.
Last Updated 10/14/22