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    Aug 15, 2022  
2014-2015 RACC Student Catalog 
2014-2015 RACC Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bookkeeping/Accounting, CC

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Business Division

The Bookkeeping/Accounting Certificate Program is designed for students who would like to work in the area of accounting as accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll or billing clerks or as bookkeepers for small businesses. All coursework may later be applied to an Associate in Applied Science degree, if the student desires.

Program Competencies

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

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in writing and speaking in a business environment.
  • Apply math operations to solve fundamental business problems.
  • Utilize business management principles to analyze problems and make decisions.
  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and evaluate the results by performing basic financial statement analysis.
  • Calculate product costs and break-even point for manufacturing companies and prepare operational budgets using both variable and absorption costing methods.
  • Perform the steps in the accounting cycle both manually and using computerized general ledger software.
  • Evaluate the internal control goals of various accounting information systems and recommend appropriate control plans to ensure the accomplishment of organizational goals.
  • Prepare payroll documents and related payroll tax returns.
  • Create integrated documents, worksheets, databases, and presentations suitable for coursework, professional purposes, and personal use using personal productivity software.

Proficiency Certificates are certificates which are designed to prepare students for specific occupations and allow the student to enter the world of work with a targeted set of skills valuable in the designated occupational area.

Gainful Employment Information

Gainful employment information is intended to provide students with better information about the effectiveness of college programs in preparing students for careers. Information provided includes estimated program costs and time needed to complete the program, financing options and related careers.

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Required Program of Study

Total Credits=31

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