Accounting Technician Certificate of Achievement (Certificate of Achievement, 2020-2021)

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement

Program Description


Offers preparation for those interested in working as an accounting technician in a small- to medium-sized business. Students are trained to use a double-entry accounting system to perform basic accounting functions such as journalizing and posting business transactions; preparing adjusting entries, and basic financial statements. Students are trained in computerized accounting software (QuickBooks) and in the Microsoft Office Suite. Courses in business math applications, written business communication, and business office protocol are also part of the program.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Prepare financial statements according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  2. Demonstrate industry standard computer skills.
  3. Prepare both wage and salary payroll including summary reports and journal entries.
Career Opportunities
  1. Accounting Technician
  2. Payroll Clerk

Program Requirements



  • Students interested in pursuing the associate's degree in Accounting should consider taking MATH-115 or higher as required in that degree program.
Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2017 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.