2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Nov 28, 2021  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog

Accounting Office Assistant Certificate Course Map


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!

Program Code: 505A


Total Credits: 33


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.

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


Take both courses in this sequence.

3. Math Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • Course purpose: Math skills are needed to interpret and apply financial information. This is also key to proper data entry and transaction classification. 

  • Course purpose: This course is recommended for Business DTA majors or students planning on transferring to another institution after Pierce to continue towards their 4 year degree. 

Action Item: Apply for Graduation


Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details.

Meet with advisor to discuss 4-year vs 2-year degree tracks and course options. 

4. Excel for Accounting


5. Payroll and Business Taxes


6. QuickBooks


Total Credits: 33