Accounting Bookkeeper

The mission of the Accounting Bookkeeper Certificate program is to prepare students to obtain employment in accounting or an accounting related field by educating them in accounting for personal income taxes, managerial decision-making using accounting information, and accounting work using spreadsheet and database software, basic accounting and payroll accounting. The Accounting Bookkeeper Certificate prepares students for possible employment as a bookkeeper, payroll clerk, or similar positions in other areas of accounting, such as manufacturers, service industries, accounting firms, financial institutions, insurance companies, and not-for-profit and governmental organizations.

Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 32

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
COMMUNICATION * 3
ACCTG 105 BOOKKEEPING/ACCOUNTING I  3
ACCTG 108 ACCOUNTING USING QUICK BOOKS  3
ACCTG 113 TAX ACCOUNTING  3
ACCTG 115 PAYROLL ACCOUNTING  3
ACCTG 120 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING  4
ACCTG 121 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING  4
ACCTG 211 ACCOUNTING USING SPREADSHEETS AND DATABASE SOFTWARE  3
ACCTG 216 BOOKKEEPING CAPSTONE  3
BUS 110 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS  3

* COMM 110 or 113 are recommended.

Upon completion of this program students will have the skills to sit for the Certified Bookkeeper Exam.

Students enrolled in this program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ACCTG 105; COMMUNICATION
Spring Semester 1ACCTG 115; ACCTG 120
Summer SemesterACCTG 121;
Fall Semester 2ACCTG 108; ACCTG 113
Spring Semester 2ACCTG 211; ACCTG 216
Summer SemesterBUS 110;

Program Contact Information

Business, Hospitality, and Information Systems Department

Technology Center

Room 205

(309) 694-5558

Illinois Career Cluster

Business, Management and Administration

Career Pathway:
Business Financial Management and Accounting

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