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CONTACT FOR THIS PROGRAM:

Mary.Sessom@gcccd.edu

Phone: (619) 660-4362

TOTAL UNITS

An Accounting Certificate of Achievement is awarded to those who complete the 33 units of required classes.

A Bookkeeping Certificate of Achievement is awarded to those who complete the 20-21 units of required classes.


An Associate in Science Degree in Accounting is awarded when students have completed the General Education Requirements plus the 33 required units.

 

Business & Professional Studies

Contact the Business department to assure that you take the most efficient sequence of classes.

Accounting

This degree program is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce as accounting technicians or tax technicians. The curriculum is supported by related business courses and a strong general education program for students interested in qualifying for responsible positions in accounting.

This program is designed for a two-year degree or certificate. Students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting should consult the catalog of the transfer institution for specific requirements.

Review the Cuyamaca catalog class descriptions and the Degrees/Certificates PDFs for additional details.


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Associate in Science degree requirements
UNITS
Course Name Units
BUS 120 Financial Accounting 4
BUS 121 Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 122 Intermediate Accounting 4
BUS 124 Auditing 3
BUS 125 Business Law: Legal Environment Of Business 3
BUS 128 Business Communication 3
BUS 150 Individual Income Tax Accounting 3
BUS 162 Analysis Of Financial Statements 3
BUS 176 Computerized Accounting Applications 2
CIS 110 Principles Of Information Systems 4
  TOTAL:  33  units

Certificate of Achievement

Students who complete the major requirements above, qualify for a Certificate in Accounting.

An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline found in the Academic Calendar.

Bookkeeping certificate requirements
UNITS

This certificate is for students who need very specific training in the area of bookkeeping/ accounting, either to obtain the necessary skills for an entry level office position, or to provide technical competence for advancement within the office environment.

Course Name Units
BOT 123-5 Comprehensive Excel Level I, II, III 3
Choose one of these 2 classes:
Course Name Units
BUS 109 Elementary Accounting 3
BUS 120 Financial Accounting 4
Complete these 5 classes:
Course Name Units
BUS 121 Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 128 Business Communication 3
BUS 129 Payroll Accounting And Business Taxes 3
BUS 176 Computerized Accounting Applications 2
CIS 105 Introduction to Computing 3
  TOTAL: 20-21  units
SUBSTITUTION ALLOWED:

BUS 109 may be taken instead of BUS 120 for the Bookkeeping certificate.

Certificate of Achievement:

Students who complete the requirements above, qualify for a Certificate in Bookkeeping.

An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline found in the Academic Calendar.

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General Education Requirements

To earn your AA or AS degree, or to move on to higher education, you must also complete the General Education Requirements.  Because there are occasional updates, check with a counselor for the most current information.

Career Technical Education

This web site is supported by Carl D. Perkins VTEA IC funds through the System. Office, California Community Colleges,
Grant #08-C01-020

Revised  July 27, 2011
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