Academic Catalogs

Accounting, Certificate of Achievement

The Accounting program consists of three options that will prepare an individual for preparation in the accounting field as bookkeepers, junior accountants, or tax practitioners.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Accumulate, record, and interpret financial data.
  2. Analyze and recommend effective business decisions/solutions using a systematic, evaluative, and information-based approach.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of computerized accounting software.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of accounting and business terminology.
  5. Prepare accurate reports for decision making and regulatory compliance.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. To receive the certificate, the student must file a petition for graduation during his/her final semester. In addition:

Certificate of Achievement

  • Student must be in attendance at the time requirements are completed.
  • Students must also earn a minimum of 12 units of coursework at Coastline, excluding experiential credit.
  • A student with prior experience may be excused from certain certificate courses.
  • 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline no matter how the total number of units required for the certificate can be met.
Course Title Units
Required Core
Students will complete all of the following:
ACCT C100Introduction to Accounting3
ACCT C101Financial Accounting4
ACCT C102Managerial Accounting4
ACCT C106Excel for Accounting2
ACCT C107Accounting with QuickBooks2
ACCT C112Intermediate Accounting 13
Concentrations
Select a concentration6
Total Units24

Concentration in Bookkeeping

3_CN_ACBK

Course Title Units
Select six units of the following:6
Advanced QuickBooks
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Introduction to Business
Beginning Microsoft Word
Microsoft Access 1
Introduction to Information Systems
Business English
Subtotal Concentration6
Total for Certificate24

Concentration in General Accounting

3_CN_GACC

Course Title Units
Select six units of the following:6
Individual Taxation
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Introduction to Business
Personal Finance
Business English
Subtotal Concentration6
Total for Certificate24

Concentration in Taxation

3_CN_ACTX

Course Title Units
Select six units of the following:6
Individual Taxation
Business Taxation
Tax Return Preparation using Turbo Tax Software
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Personal Finance
Subtotal Concentration6
Total for Certificate24