Accounting Clerk

Certificate of Proficiency

A one-year program for students seeking basic accounting clerk preparation, or who desire refresher courses.

Graduates of this program may seek employment in public, private, and/or governmental entities as accounting clerks, bookkeepers, accounting support, or payroll assistants.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Effectively apply components of the accounting equation to typical business transactions.
  2. Maintain internal control procedures.
  3. Effectively use a variety of computer software to accomplish office tasks and to process accounting information.
  4. Apply mathematical concepts to typical business situations.
  5. Effectively communicate orally and in writing in the context of common business practices.
  6. Work as a team member in an office environment to accomplish the goals of the organization.
  7. Understand and effectively use accounting and business terminology to produce reports, to converse in a business-type setting, and to follow directions.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to use the library, Internet, and Internal Revenue Service publications to access accounting and payroll information.


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Course List

Required CoursesCredits
Choose one of the following two courses: 
BMGMT140Business and Personal Mathematics*5 
MATH147Business Algebra*55
BSTEC110Beginning Keyboarding (or pass proficiency test)3
BSTEC123MS Word Specialist*4
BSTEC124MS Excel Specialist*4
BSTEC130Practical Accounting5
BSTEC133Computerized Accounting*4
BSTEC134Payroll Accounting*5

Choose one of the following two courses:
BSTEC135Accounting Simulation/Serv Business*1 
BSTEC136Accounting Simulation/Merch Business*11
BSTEC229Individual Taxation*5

Choose one of the following three courses:
CMST&210Interpersonal Communication*5 
CMST&220Public Speaking5 
CMST242Career Communications55
ENGL&101English Composition I*5
OLRM220Human Relations in the Workplace3
Total Credits Required49

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog