Academics

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 105BOOKKEEPING/ACCOUNTING I 3
ACCTG 108ACCOUNTING USING QUICK BOOKS 3
ACCTG 113TAX ACCOUNTING 3
ACCTG 115PAYROLL ACCOUNTING 3
ACCTG 120FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 4
ACCTG 121MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 4
ACCTG 211ACCOUNTING USING SPREADSHEETS AND DATABASE SOFTWARE 3
ACCTG 216BOOKKEEPING CAPSTONE 3
BUS 110INTRODUCTION 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, Legal, 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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Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Business Management and Administration
Pathway: Business Information Management
ICC Pathway: Accounting

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

COMM 110 | ENGL 110 | Humanities | Lab Science

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information: Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Accounting Clerk (29 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

none

Employment Information

Accounting clerks, Payroll & timekeeping clerks, Brokerage clerks $10-15/hr

Certificate of Completion

Accounting Bookkeeper(32 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

none

Industry Credentials

Tax preparers, Statistical assistants, Bookkeeping clerks$15-20/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Accounting(66 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

none

Industry Credentials

Accountants & auditors, Budget analysts, Credit analysts, Financial examiners$15-25/hr

OCCUPATION BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs at this time.

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Program transfer
guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.

University of Illinois Springfield Accountancy

University of Illinois Springfield Business Administration

University of Illinois Springfield Business Administration Management

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements