2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Apr 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog

Accounting Office Assistant Certificate Course Map


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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your certificate by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets certificate requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the Accounting Office Assistant Certificate, you are responsible for fulfilling all certificate requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

1. College Success


  • Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.

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  • Note: The College Success course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following. Your advisor will assist you in selecting either the 3- or 5- credit version of the course.  Please note: Should you choose to repeat a College Success course you must enroll in a College Success course with the same credit amount as the original course; a COLLG 110 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 110 course and a COLLG 115 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 115 course. 

2. Principles of Accounting I & II


Action Item: Meet with Advisor


Use your Success Network! In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps.

3. English Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • Course purpose: This course will provide you with effective communication skills.

  • Course purpose: Effective communications are key to success in any accounting / business position. This course is recommended for Business DTA majors or if you are planning on transferring to another institution after Pierce to continue towards their 4-year degree.

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  • Note: Your advisor will assist you in reviewing your Guided Self Placement and selecting either the 5-credit or the 7-credit co-requisite ENGL& 101 + ENGLC 101 course. 

4. Introduction to Computer Information Systems


Choose one

  • Course purpose: An understanding of computer technology, vocabulary and information processing are developed here. Exercises include higher-level programming language and lab assignments.

  • Course purpose: Learn the most popular software applications used for word processing, spreadsheet, database management, presentation, and note taking purposes using various local and cloud-based storage. Recommended for BAS - Applied Business Management students.

Action Item: Apply for Graduation


Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

5. Accounting/Management Course Recommendation


Choose one group

Group A


Group B


6. Payroll and Business Taxes


7. QuickBooks


8. Spreadsheet Applications


9. Nonprofit Management and Reporting


10. Human Relations in the Workplace


11. Ten-Key Mastery


12. Microsoft Office Skills


Choose all

Total Credits: 66-68


Program Code: 505A


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