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Staff Accountant, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 2_CN_ACCT

Control Number: 19381

Financial Aid Eligible

This Staff Accountant Certificate of Achievement provides a collective study of financial and managerial accounting principles to prepare students for employment opportunities in general accounting, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of t his program, students will be able to:

  1. Process business transactions into an accounting information system.
  2. Prepare accrual-basis financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  3. Interpret financial statements to assess an organization's operational performance, profitability, financial condition, liquidity, solvency, and ability to generate future cash flows.
  4. Perform a variety of financial ratios and variance analysis metrics to facilitate management decision making.
  5. Operate primary systems and applications used in accounting.

Potential careers students may enter upon completion are as follows:

  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerk
  • Accountants and auditor
  • Budget analyst
  • Billing and account collector
  • Billing and posting clerk

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
ACCT G101Financial Accounting4
ACCT G102Managerial Accounting4
ACCT G105Excel for Accounting and Finance3
ACCT G235Quickbooks Pro for Accountants3
ACCT G211Intermediate Accounting 13
Total Units17

Recommended Program Sequence

These sequences are general maps for students to finish all requirements for the Certificate. There may be advisories or time requirements that students may want to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with a GWC Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Year 1:

Course Title Units
Semester 1
ACCT G101Financial Accounting4
ACCT G111Individual Income Taxation3
ACCT G130Computerized Accounting3
or ACCT G235 Quickbooks Pro for Accountants
Course Title Units
Semester 2
ACCT G102Managerial Accounting4
Select two of the following:6
ACCT G110Payroll Accounting and Taxation3
ACCT G113Business Taxation3
ACCT G210Cost Accounting3
ACCT G211Intermediate Accounting 13
ACCT G212Intermediate Accounting 23
ACCT G215Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Internal Controls3
ACCT/CJ G220Forensic Accounting, Introduction3