Accounting Clerk

The mission of the Accounting Clerk certificate program is to prepare students with little or no office experience who desire to rapidly acquire skills for entry-level accounting employment by educating students in basic accounting, keyboarding, and data entry, for possible employment as a general bookkeeper, accounting clerk, accounts receivable clerk, accounts payable clerk, payroll clerk, or similar positions in other areas of accounting, with manufacturers, the service industry, accounting firms, financial institutions, insurance companies, and not-for-profit and governmental organizations.

Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 29

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ACCTG 105 BOOKKEEPING/ACCOUNTING I  3
ACCTG 108
or
ACCOUNTING USING QUICK BOOKS 
or
3
ACCTG 216 ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS  3
ACCTG 115 PAYROLL ACCOUNTING  3
ACCTG 120 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING  4
BUS 110 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS  3
OFACS 132 ELECTRONIC SPREADSHEETS  3
OFACS 232 ADVANCED SPREADSHEETS  3
TYPE 120 KEYBOARD/WORD PROCESSING I  3
TYPE 121 KEYBOARDING/WORD PROCESSING II  3
WP 161 DATA ENTRY  1

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

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ACCTG 105; OFACS 132; TYPE 120; TYPE 121; WP 161
Spring Semester 1ACCTG 120; BUS 110; ACCTG 115; ACCTG 108 or ACCTG 216; OFACS 232

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

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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