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Accounting Assistant - Program Details

The accounting assistant certificate program at Mt. Hood Community College will welcome you to the world of accounting. You’ll learn to use industry-standard tools and about different forms of accounting. Along the way, you’ll develop a basic grasp of financial principles. Please note that all core courses must be completed within 5 years of starting the program to receive your certificate.

The Start of a Promising Career

This certificate program will help you start a great career in accounting. You’ll learn the skills needed to become an accounting clerk or bookkeeper. It will also prepare you for further education to pursue a two-year or four-year accounting degree.

Program Outcomes

After completing this program you'll 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.

Courses and Curriculum

This certificate can be completed in 18 credit hours.

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Your Future as an Accounting Assistant

The knowledge you'll gain at Mt. Hood Community College prepares you for a variety of roles in the business and accounting world. If you're keen on understanding the ins and outs of accounting and aspire to make a meaningful impact in the field, the Accounting Assistant program is right for you.

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