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Bookkeeping Certificate


Take Classes in Person or 100% Online

As a nationally-ranked community college, Mt. SAC offers students the full college experience without the full college debt. After taking 3 classes with experienced faculty, students will be prepared for entry-level employment within Bookkeeping.

Quality Coursework 

Prepare for a career in Bookkeeping at Mt. San Antonio College, an accredited community college ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 7 in the country among the Best Vocational and Trade Colleges by Real Work Magazine. The Bookkeeping Certificate is 11 units (3 courses). The courses provide basic accounting skills and knowledge, preparing the student for entry-level positions and/or professional advancement in a wide selection of accounting jobs. Students learn from industry-experienced faculty, and can choose to attend classes at the Mt. SAC campus or conveniently online. Learn more in the Academic Catalog.

Great Career Prospects

Students who complete the coursework are well prepared for entry-level employment opportunities in accounting such as bookkeeping, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory tracing/reporting, bank reconciliation, expense reporting, and account analysis. According to U.S. Department of Labor data, the median salary of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks is $47,000 a year. There are 21,500 projected new jobs in that field each year in California. Students who go on to earn an associate degree better position themselves for positions and promotions in accounting. Explore other Accounting programs.

Affordable Cost

Many students think they can't afford college, but we make college a possibility for everyone. At just $46 a unit, Mt. SAC is 1/5 the cost of CSU schools, 1/10 the cost of UC schools, and 1/30 the cost of private universities. Classes are highly affordable at just $46 a unit. Close to 75% of our students receive financial aid and pay close to nothing to attend thanks to the Promise Grant. For a detailed list of the costs to attend Mt. SAC, visit the Fees web page. 

Take the Next Step

We make the application and enrollment process as easy as possible for our students. Students must apply, take the assessment questionnaire and attend an orientation before registering. You can learn more about how to get started by clicking on the links below.