Accounting Technician Certificate

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
2015
Program Code
ACCTTECH.CA
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement
Office Contact
School of Business, Entrepreneurship & Professional Development: 313-845-9645, bepdinfo@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211
Faculty Contact
Patricia Little: 313-317-1723, plittle@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211H

Program Description

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
  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

Degree-Specific Requirements

Program Requirements

Note

Recommendations:

  • 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
25.00