Academic Catalogs

Accounting, Certificate of Achievement

Financial Aid Eligible
See individual concentrations for Banner Code and Control Number.

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. A grade of P (Pass) is acceptable, however, the student must meet an overall GPA requirement of 2.0 to receive the certificate. To receive the certificate, a student must file a petition for graduation during their final semester prior to the application deadline as noted on the Coastline Graduation webpage

Certificate of Achievement

Certificate programs are designed to prepare individuals to enter a particular field of employment or to provide in-service training to those already employed.  Certificates of Achievements are majors that include 16 units or more and will be posted on the transcript. They may be used as elective units towards the A.A. or A.S. Degree.

  • 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
Complete 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

Banner Code: 3_CN_ACBK
Control Number: 20389
Financial Aid Eligible

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
Required Core18
Total Units24

Concentration in General Accounting

Banner Code: 3_CN_GACC
Control Number: 20387
Financial Aid Eligible

Course Title Units
Select six units of the following:6
Federal and California Individual Income Tax Preparation
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Introduction to Business
Personal Finance
Business English
Required Core18
Total Units24

Concentration in Taxation

Banner Code: 3_CN_ACTX
Control Number: 20391
Financial Aid Eligible

Course Title Units
Select six units of the following:6
Federal and California Individual Income Tax Preparation
Business Taxation
Tax Return Preparation using Turbo Tax Software
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Personal Finance
Required Core18
Total Units24