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Accounting Clerk - Program Details

The accounting clerk certificate program at Mt. Hood Community College will introduce you to the basics 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 as well as filing and even ethics. Please note that you must complete all core courses within five years of starting the program to receive the 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 your skills in basic data entry and database management.
  • Apply your knowledge of basic accounting systems in business situations.
  • Communicate using business terminology.
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of payroll processing, terminology and spreadsheets.

Courses and Curriculum

This certificate can be completed in 47 credit hours and mixes classwork and practical experience.

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Your Future as an Accounting Clerk

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

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