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Accounting ClerkBusiness Management: Accounting
One-Year Certificate

Catalog Year 2015-2016

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
Harry DeWolf
: 503-491-6025
Room AC2685
Harry.DeWolf@mhcc.edu

Amber Lamadrid: 503-491-7226
Room AC2684
Amber.Lamadrid@mhcc.edu

Students who want a career that provides continuous opportunities for growth and recognition will find Accounting Clerk a great career choice.
Students with a limited amount of time or funds can get started in this practical, cost-effective program. Who can benefit from this program?

  • Recent high school graduates who need employable skills in a relatively short period of time
  • Small business owners or prospective small business owners who need the accounting and business office basics
  • Returning students who want retraining into a career that provides continued opportunities for advancement

In this program, each term provides additional skills that prepare students for entry-level positions. Skills from data entry, use of basic accounting systems, business terminology, payroll processing, technology and spreadsheets are just a few that prepare students for jobs. The longer students stay in the program, the more qualified they become to assume additional job responsibilities and be rewarded for performing even more challenging job responsibilities. Many students start the Accounting Clerk program and then decide they want to expand their knowledge and skills.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills in basic data entry and database management
  • Apply knowledge of basic accounting systems in business situations
  • Communicate using business terminology
  • Demonstrate knowledge of payroll processing, terminology and spreadsheets

Note: Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all Accounting classes in order to be awarded an Accounting Clerk certificate.

First Quarter (Fall)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
BA101

Introduction to Business

4
BA131

Introduction to Business Computing1

4
BA211 Principles of Accounting I
4
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)2
4
16
Second Quarter (Winter)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
BA177

Payroll Accounting and Payroll Tax Filing Requirements

3
BA212

Principles of Accounting II

3
BT118 Records and Information Management
3
BT210ZEB Excel - Level II
1
WR121 English Composition1
4
14
Third Quarter (Spring)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
BA213 Principles of Accounting III
4
BA224

Human Resource Management

3
BA228

Computer Accounting Applications

3
HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace
3
Business elective3
3-4
16-17
Total Credits 46-47

1 Prerequisite: See course description in back of catalog.
2 A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
3
Select from BA203, BA206, BA226 or BA285

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