Persons trained in fields such as business management, international trade, and various financial services specialties...
(e.g., accounting, banking, and investing) will find that their skills are highly marketable. So in this pathway, students master basic business principles and procedures before proceeding to a career path specialization. Specializations can emphasize concepts such as accounting and finance (including computer applications, taxes, investments, and asset management) as well as pathways in international business and business management. Because almost every business and organization has a financial and management component, students who select this pathway will find that opportunities exist in many different career sectors in addition to those in business and finance.
Bookkeeping Certificate of Achievement
The Bookkeeping Certificate of Achievement is tailored for students who wish to have the basic foundation needed to enter the accounting field. Bookkeeping is the foundation for financial record keeping of any business and requires accurate analysis of an economic event then the proper recording of that event. Bookkeeping is a credentialed occupation that sustains lifelong employment as well as the foundation to step into higher-level accounting positions. The coursework required for this certificate includes basic accounting and information system concepts coupled with specialized accounting software and robust keyboarding skills.
Accounting for Payroll Certificate of Completion (Noncredit)
The Accounting for Payroll Certificate of Completion is a noncredit certificate designed to prepare students for careers in the field of accounting and payroll as well as business owners preparing their own accounting and payroll records. Courses in the program cover practical accounting, terminology, and the complete accounting cycle from documentation through journals, ledgers, financial statements, payroll calculations, and federal and California payroll tax requirements for withholding and reporting. Additional topics include labor laws, the importance of internal control, retirement plans, and workers' compensation programs. May be offered in a distance-learning format.
Accounting for QuickBooks Certificate of Completion (Noncredit)
The Accounting for QuickBooks Certificate of Completion is a noncredit certificate designed to cover practical accounting, terminology, and the complete accounting cycle from documentation through journals, ledgers, and financial statements for both service and merchandising companies. Introduces the use of QuickBooks from the accounting practitioner's perspective. Includes setting up new businesses, entering data, locating information, and analyzing financial statements for service, merchandising, and manufacturing companies. Designed for careers in the field of accounting as well as business owners who wish to prepare their own accounting records using QuickBooks. May be offered in a distance-learning format.