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Accounting Assistant
Career Pathway Certificate of Completion

Catalog Year 2014-2015

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Harry DeWolf: 503-491-6025 Room AC2685

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Business Management: Accounting
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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.

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
  • 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) Cr
BA101 Introduction to Business 4
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing1
BA211 Principles of Accounting I 4
Second Quarter (Winter)
BA177 Payroll Accounting and Payroll Tax Filing Requirements 3
BA212 Principles of Accounting II 3
BA228 Computer Accounting Applications 3
BT210ZQA Quickbooks for the Workplace 1

1 Prerequisite: See course description.

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