Accounting Technician Certificate

 Business and Management

Intended Program Outcomes:

This one-year program leading to a certificate in accounting offers students the opportunity to develop a foundational understanding of accounting principles with an emphasis in applying that understanding to bookkeeping tasks. Learning experiences in this program are designed to assist the student in realizing the following outcomes:

  • Use current computer technologies, especially spreadsheet and accounting software, to perform the duties within an accounting department
  • Balance and reconcile financial information to ensure accuracy of information
  • Use reconciliation processes when working with data to identify and correct errors
  • Prepare professional financial statements and other reporting documents
  • Model effective customer-service interactions
  • Ability to effectively seek and respond to accounting-related opportunities for increased responsibilities and professional advancement
  • Understand various business functions as they contribute to the success of an organization

Employment possibilities include bookkeeper, accounting clerk and payroll clerk. Jobs are available in business, industry, government agencies, service industries and banks.

TERM 1  
BA101 Introduction to Business 4
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing 4
BA111 Basic Accounting 4
BA104 Business Mathematics 4
or MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher)  (5)
  TERM 1 Total: 16
TERM 2  
BA110X Business Computer Applications/MS Excel 3
BA177 Payroll Accounting 4
BA211 Principles of Accounting 4
WR121 English Composition 4
BA105 Business Mathematics 4
or or MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher)  (5)
  TERM 2 Total: 19
TERM 3  
BT220 Calculating Machines 3
COM111 Fundamentals of Speech 4
BA212 Principles of Accounting 4
BA209Q Accounting Applications/QuickBooks 3
BA284 Pre-Employment Seminar 1
BA285 Human Relations in Business 3
  TERM 3 Total: 18

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

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