Accounting Technician Certificate

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement
Office Contact
School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development: 313-845-9645,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211
Faculty Contact
Patricia Little: 313-317-1723,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211H

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
Gainful Employment Disclosure

This program is designed to be completed in 32 weeks.

This program will cost $5,108 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical debt upon graduation is not available.

The State of Michigan does not have licensure requirements for this profession.

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