Academics

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

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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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

Composition I (ENGL 110) | Humanities | Introduction to Communication (COMM 110) | 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

Employment Information

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

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Accounting(66 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

none

Employment Information

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