2022-2023 Pierce College Catalog 
    Mar 24, 2023  
2022-2023 Pierce College Catalog

Bookkeeping 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 Bookkeeping Certificate, you are responsible for fulfilling all certificate requirements.

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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.

Program Code: 505B

Total Credits: 68

1. College Success

2. Principles of Accounting

Take each of the following courses

3. Excel for Accounting

Action Item: Apply for Graduation

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4. Federal Income Tax Preparation

5. Math Course Recommendation

Choose one

  • Course purpose: This class can help you identify strategies for solving problems in many contexts that you are likely to encounter in the business workplace.

  • 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.

6. Human Relations in the Workplace

7. English Course Recommendation

Choose one

8. Payroll and Business Taxes

9. Quickbooks

10. Nonprofit Management and Reporting

11. Microsoft Courses

12. Ten-Key Mastery

13. Income Tax Practicum

Total Credits: 68

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