Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Catalog Year 2014-2015
MHCC Faculty Advisers
Harry DeWolf: 503-491-6025 Room AC2685
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Career Pathway Roadmap
Students who want a career that provides continuous opportunities for growth and recognition will find the Accounting Assistant Career Pathways Certificate a great choice. This is a college entry-level certificate program consisting of two terms of accredited courses. Students with a limited amount of time or funds can get started right now in this practical, cost-effective program.
A career in accounting provides a great opportunity for people with above-average mathematical and analytical skills, who have good communication skills and want to work in a business or government environment. Students who complete the career pathway certificate are candidates for basic entry-level accounting and payroll clerk positions in manufacturing and service industries such as finance, insurance, banking and local government.
Students can begin with this Accounting Assistant Career Pathways Certificate that fully transfers into the Accounting Clerk one-year certificate. Students also apply these courses to the two-year Business Management: Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree. There are transfer opportunities to universities such as Eastern Oregon and Oregon Institute of Technology. Students wanting to pursue both the AAS and a university transfer degree should speak with a business faculty adviser.
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
- 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 this career pathway certificate of completion.
|First Quarter (Fall)
||Introduction to Business
||Introduction to Business Computing1
||Principles of Accounting I
|Second Quarter (Winter)
||Payroll Accounting and Payroll Tax Filing Requirements
||Principles of Accounting II
||Computer Accounting Applications
||Quickbooks for the Workplace
1 Prerequisite: See course description.