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Career Path Program in Accounting
 
   
 

 

  • Accounting
    Career
    Path Program:





  • Degree:  Accounting   (S0502)                                                                                                                               
  • Certificate:  Accounting - Computerized  (L0503)     
  • Certificate:  Accounting  (T0502)                      
  • Certificate:  Accounting - Bookkeeping  (E0504)       
  • Certificate:  Accounting - Payroll  (E0505)       
  • Certificate:  Accounting - Financial Planning  (L0599)
  • Certificate:  Accounting - Managerial  (L0533)
  • Download a Certificate Application Form                                                                                                            
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The Accounting Program at Mt. SAC offers one A.S. Degree and six Certificates:
  • A.S. Degree in Accounting (S0502)
  • Certificate in Accounting (T0502)
  • Certificate in Accounting: Computerized (L0503)
  • Certificate in Accounting: Bookkeeping (E0504)
  • Certificate in Accounting: Payroll (E0505)
  • Certificate in Accounting: Financial Planning (L0509)
  • Certificate in Accounting: Managerial (L0533)
Click on either of the tabbed degree or certificate links above to find out more.

Degree: Accounting   (S0502)

Students preparing to become professional accountants should follow the Business Administration course for a four-year college or university.

The following is semi-professional training for those who seek employment in bookkeeping or accounting positions at the end of two years.



To find out more about any of the courses, click on the course number below.

Requirements for the Major:
  Required courses: Total units = 36.0 -- 37.0

Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing the Accounting (S0502) Degree will:
  1. have discovered new knowledge that relate to discipline, technical and human skills, enabling them to be productive members of the community.
  2. have developed a genuine professional interest in topics related to the courses completed that will contribute toward motivation for life-long learning.
  3. have developed the ability to relate material from each course completed to their current and future professional needs, even if these needs fall into a different discipline.


Certificate: Accounting - Computerized (L0503)

The Computerized Accounting Certificate provides the student with basic accounting skills and knowledge together with additional training in computer applications common to the accounting industry.  This certificate program prepares the student for an entry-level position as a computerized accounting clerk.

Common duties performed in this field are utilization of accounting software programs for:
  • posting transaction to journals / ledgers
  • accounts receivable
  • accounts payable
  • inventory tracking / reporting
  • bank reconciliation
  • expense reporting
  • account analysis


To find out more about any of the courses, click on the course number below.

Requirements for the Certificate:
  Required Courses:
Completion of the Accounting: Bookeeping Certificate (9-10 units) as follows:    Plus the following courses:    Plus Select 3.5 units from: Total units = 18.5 -- 19.5

Certificate Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing the Accounting: Computerized (L0503) Certificate will:
  1. will be able to develop consolidated financial statements.
  2. have discovered new knowledge that relate to discipline, technical and human skills, enabling them to be productive members of the community.
  3. have developed a genuine professional interest in topics related to the courses completed that will contribute toward motivation for life-long learning.
  4. have developed the ability to relate material from each course completed to their current and future professional needs, even if these needs fall into a different discipline.


Gainful Employment Disclosure:  Click here to review the Gainful Employment Disclosure for this certificate.

Certificate: Accounting (T0502)

The Accounting Certificate incorporates various accounting courses that prepare the student for entry-level positions and/or professional advancement in a wide variety of accounting jobs.

These jobs include:
  • general accounting
  • cost accounting
  • payroll
  • inventory management
  • payroll
  • asset management
  • credit and collections
  • financial analysis

To find out more about any of the courses, click on the course number below.

Requirements for the Certificate:
  Required Courses:
Completion of the Accounting: Financial Planning Certificate (21 units) or Accounting: Managerial coursework (19 units) as follows:
Plus the following courses: Total units = 30.0 -- 32.0

Certificate Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing the Accounting (T0502) Certificate will:
  1. have discovered new knowledge that relate to discipline, technical and human skills, enabling them to be productive members of the community.
  2. have developed a genuine professional interest in topics related to the courses completed that will contribute toward motivation for life-long learning.
  3. have developed the ability to relate material from each course completed to their current and future professional needs, even if these needs fall into a different discipline.


Gainful Employment Disclosure:  Click here to review the Gainful Employment Disclosure for this certificate.

Certificate: Accounting - Bookkeeping (E0504)

The Bookkeeping Certificate provides the student with the basic skills and knowledge for entry-level positions within the clerical/accounting field.

Common duties performed in this field are:
  • posting transaction to journals / ledgers
  • accounts receivable
  • accounts payable
  • inventory tracking / reporting
  • bank reconciliation
  • expense reporting
  • account analysis


To find out more about any of the courses, click on the course number below.

Requirements for the Certificate:
  Required Courses:
Total units = 9.0 -- 10.0

Certificate Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing the Accounting: Bookkeeping (E0504) Certificate will:
  1. have discovered new knowledge that relate to discipline, technical and human skills, enabling them to be productive members of the community.
  2. have developed a genuine professional interest in topics related to the courses completed that will contribute toward motivation for life-long learning.
  3. have developed the ability to relate material from each course completed to their current and future professional needs, even if these needs fall into a different discipline.



Certificate: Accounting - Payroll (E0505)

The Payroll Certificate combines basic accounting skills with specialized training in payroll, preparing the student for entry-level positions within the payroll segment of accounting.

Common duties performed in this field include:
  • payroll tax reporting
  • maintenance of payroll accounting systems
  • posting payroll transactions to journals / ledgers


To find out more about any of the courses, click on the course number below.

Requirements for the Certificate:
  Required Courses:
Completion of the Accounting: Bookkeeping Certificate (9-10 units) as follows:    Plus the following courses: Total units = 14.0 -- 15.0

Certificate Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing the Accounting: Payroll (E0505) Certificate will:
  1. have discovered new knowledge that relate to discipline, technical and human skills, enabling them to be productive members of the community.
  2. have developed a genuine professional interest in topics related to the courses completed that will contribute toward motivation for life-long learning.
  3. have developed the ability to relate material from each course completed to their current and future professional needs, even if these needs fall into a different discipline.


Certificate: Accounting - Financial Planning (L0599)

The Financial Planning Certificate provides the student with basic accounting skills combined with specialized training in financial planning.  Students completing this certificate can assist companies within the areas of budgeting, tax, and financial planning.



To find out more about any of the courses, click on the course number below.

Requirements for the Certificate:
  Required Courses: Total units = 21.0

Certificate Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing the Accounting: Financial Planning (L0599) Certificate will:
  1. be able to develop consolidated financial statements.
  2. have discovered new knowledge that relate to discipline, technical and human skills, enabling them to be productive members of the community.
  3. have developed a genuine professional interest in topics related to the courses completed that will contribute toward motivation for life-long learning.
  4. have developed the ability to relate material from each course completed to their current and future professional needs, even if these needs fall into a different discipline.


Gainful Employment Disclosure:  Click here to review the Gainful Employment Disclosure for this certificate.

Certificate: Accounting - Managerial (L0533)

The Managerial Accounting Certificate provides basic accounting skills and knowledge concentrating in the area of managerial accounting.  This prepares students for entry-level positions within the managerial accounting segment.

Common duties performed in this field include:
  • cost analysis
  • budget preparation
  • variance analysis
  • expense reporting
  • account analysis
  • and preparation of various reports to help management
        make decisions


To find out more about any of the courses, click on the course number below.

Requirements for the Certificate:
  Required Courses:
Total units = 19.0

Certificate Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing the Accounting: Managerial (L0533) Certificate will:
  1. be able to develop consolidated financial statements.
  2. have discovered new knowledge that relate to discipline, technical and human skills, enabling them to be productive members of the community.
  3. have developed a genuine professional interest in topics related to the courses completed that will contribute toward motivation for life-long learning.
  4. have developed the ability to relate material from each course completed to their current and future professional needs, even if these needs fall into a different discipline.


Gainful Employment Disclosure:  Click here to review the Gainful Employment Disclosure for this certificate.

Mt. SAC Certificate Application Form

 
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