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Small Business Accounting


The Small Business Accounting certificate helps students perform basic duties and responsibilities related to bookkeping and accounting for small businesses, including the utilization of accounting software. This is a certificate-only program designed to meet employment competency.


This is a 6 unit certificate program which can be completed in two terms. Credits earned may be applied toward other degrees and certificates. Program completion is dependent on the number of units enrolled per term and course availability. Meet with a counselor to develop your Student Educational Plan (SEP), to determine the appropriate general education pattern, and establish a reasonable work, life and school balance.

About Program Maps

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Perform a variety of accounting skills such as journalizing, posting, double entry accounting, record adjusting and closing entries and prepare financial statements.
  • Use accounting software to prepare financial statements and to analyze and solve problems.
  • Recognize the role of ethics in accounting.
Course Title Units
ACC-65 QuickBooks Accounting 3
ACC-1A, or

Principles of Accounting, or
Applied Accounting/Bookkeeping


Certificate Program Map

  • MVC
    Major Credit
  • CSU
    Transfers to CSU
  • UC
    Transfers to UC
Course Information
Course Credit Area

Choose one:

  • ACC 1A – Principles of Accounting I
  • ACC/CAT 55 – Applied Accounting/Bookkeeping
3 units
  • MVC
  • CSU
  • UC
Course Information
Course Credit Area
ACC 65 – Computerized Accounting (QuickBooks)
3 units. Has a prerequisite of ACC 1A or ACC/CAT 55.
  • MVC
  • CSU

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