Oct 02, 2022
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 Technology Certificate, you are responsible for fulfilling all certificate requirements.
Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!
Advancement in the Field Certification Opportunities
To enhance your employability consider completing certification requirements to become a Certified Bookkeeper through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers; a Certified Entry Level Payroll Professional through the American Payroll Association; and an Enrolled Agent through the Internal Revenue Service. Please talk with an advisor for more information.
ctcLink Plan Code: ATBAEC45
1. College Success
- COLLG 110 College Success (3 credits)
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.
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. 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. Math Course Recommendation
- MATH 147 Business Precalculus (5 credits)
Course purpose: This course provides you with experience in working with algebraic solving techniques, working with exponents and the mathematics of finance. These are tools that assist with data analysis in accounting.
- MATH& 107 Math in Society (5 credits)
Course purpose: This course applies math to a variety of areas. Topics will include graphical- and formula-derived solutions, statistics, applied problems, and communicating solutions. Additional topics may also include management science, statistics, social choice, patterns, and financial applications.
Note: The math course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following, the transfer institution/degree that you select, and your math placement guidance. Your advisor will assist you in selecting the relevant 5 or 7 credit course(s) based upon co-requisite options.
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.
4. Principles of Accounting
Take all of the following courses
5. English Course Recommendation
- BTECA 115 Business English I (5 credits)
Course purpose: This course will provide you with effective communication skills.
- ENGL& 101 English Composition I (5 credits)
Course purpose: Effective communications are key to success in any accounting / business position. This course is recommended for Business DTA majors or if you planning on transferring to another institution after Pierce to continue towards their 4-year degree.
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.
6. Federal and Income Tax Preparation
8. Nonprofit Management and Reporting
10. Payroll and Business Taxes
11. Human Relations in the Workplace
12. Microsoft Office Skills
ctcLink Plan Code: ATBAEC45