The Certificate of Completion Accounting Clerk is designed to prepare students to complete typical accounting clerk responsibilities such as journalizing, posting, assisting with tax, audit and other accounting procedures, preparing reports, communicating results and general office responsibilities.
Career opportunities include accounts payable clerk, accounts receivable clerk and data entry clerk for small and medium-sized service businesses.
All courses in the program transfer to the AAS Accounting as a part of a Career Pathway, to view the Career Pathway click here.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
Southwestern is required by federal regulations to disclose information related to the College's educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. This information is intended to provide students the opportunity to measure employment outcomes associated with certificate programs.
Gainful employment information for the Certificate of Completion Accounting Clerk can be found online.
Students must complete a minimum of 49 credit hours with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses must be passed with a grade of ‘C’ or better. One course must be completed at Southwestern before the Certificate of Completion Accounting Clerk is awarded.
Complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).
Students are required to take the following courses prior to the program courses, depending on students' college placement information. See advisor for details:
|CIS90||Computer Basics (or demonstrate proficiency)||2|
|WR90||Paragraph Fundamentals (or placement in higher writing course)||3-4|
|or WR90R||Academic Literacy|
|BA101||Introduction to Business||4|
|BA211||Principles of Accounting I||4|
|CIS120||Concepts of Computing||4|
|WR115||Introduction to Expository Writing (or higher)||3|
|BA120||Leadership Development 1||3|
|BA212||Principles of Accounting II||4|
|MTH82||Business Mathematics 2||4|
|BA213||Principles of Accounting III||4|
|BA240||Fund Accounting Governmental||3|
|SP219||Small Group Discussion 3||3|
BA110 Group Dynamics for Teams, BA285 Human Relations in Organizations; PSY100 Introduction to Psychology, PSY201 General Psychology, PSY201H General Psychology w/Honors, PSY203 General Psychology, or PSY203H General Psychology w/Honors may be substituted for BA120 Leadership Development.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an ability to organize workloads to meet reporting deadlines.
- Analyze and record transactions including general accounting transactions and payroll accounting.
- Prepare financial reports using select small business computerized accounting software and spreadsheet programs.
- Communicate effectively in a professional accounting workplace environment.
- Identify and appraise situations in professional accounting where the applications of ethical judgements are required.