Accounting Bookkeeper


This certificate program will prepare students for immediate entry into the accounting fields as bookkeepers or bookkeeping assistants. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the national Certified Bookkeeper Exam.

annual job openings in the greater Peoria region

The Accounting Bookkeeper Certificate program is appropriate for individuals wanting to start a career in accounting, or for those who want to advance further in their current employment.

A Quality Education

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

Get Involved

Job opportunities and internships are continuously available as businesses turn to ICC for employment needs.

Career Opportunities

Bookkeeper, Bookkeeping Assistant, Payroll Clerk


24 Months

if Full Time

5 Semesters32 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


10 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Overcoming the Odds: Samantha’s Journey to Success at ICC

There’s never been a better time to be a bookkeeper in the greater Peoria area. Someone who knows how to run the financial books and can contribute to the company’s success will be in high demand.

Daniel Kelly, Professor, Business, Legal & Information Systems
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Accounting Bookkeeper Program?

Apply your analytical and organizational skills to the in-demand career of Accounting Bookkeeper. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. Analytical skills, math oriented, business oriented, attention to detail, and organization skills are beneficial for this program.
  5. Math, English, keyboarding, and computer classes are essential preparation for this program.

What Can I Expect as an Accounting Bookkeeper Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm