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Accounting Specialist

Certificate of Achievement

The Accounting Specialist Certificate at West Valley College focuses on helping students develop bookkeeping and accounting specialist’s skills using current accounting/bookkeeping software. 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.

Program Requirements (20 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ACCT050Accounting for Small Business1 unit
ACCT060Accounting Fundamentals: Quickbooks4 units
BUSN046Excelling With Excel3 units
BUSN062Business Mathematics3 units
BUSN070Effective Office Skills3 units
BUSN078Business Communication3 units
ENGL001AEnglish Composition3 units

Total Certificate Units: 20 units

To be awarded a certificate, a student must:

  1. Complete all the major requirements.
  2. Earn a grade of “C” (or "P") 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 7/19/23