Accounting/Bookkeeper Certificate (CAA)

 

This program is for those interested in accounting and computing work. Prepare for an entry-level career in accounting including: accounts receivable, accounts payable, and data entry. This program is a great option if you are seeking a career change or job retraining.

Number Suggested Course Order

Cr

Semester Grade Prerequisites/Notes
ACC101 Principles of Accounting I

3

    FYE101, MAT092, RDG098, or placement
CIS127 Computer Technologies

3

    ENG098, FYE101, RDG098, or placement
  Career Elective

3

    BUS105, BUS112, BUS125, or MKT142
MAT126 Topics in Mathematics (or       higher)

3

    MAT096 or placement
ACC102 Principles of Accounting II

3

    ACC101
ACC227 Computerized Accounting

3

    ACC101; CIS120 or CIS127
  Career Elective

3

    BUS105, BUS112, BUS125, or MGT210
ACC224 Taxation

3

    ACC101
                                             Total: 24 credits

Campus/format: A majority of this program can be completed online or during the day or evening at the Gardner or Leominster Campuses.

Helpful hints: Students must spend additional time outside of class completing assignments. It is not advisable for full-time students to work full-time. Day and evening courses are offered.

Transfer options: Some courses in this program may be applied to MWCC’s Business Administration Career Degree and Business Administration Transfer Degree programs. Consult with your academic advisor.

Special requirements: Students entering this program must meet the same technical standards as required for the Business Administration Degrees. Technical standards must be met with or without accommodations.

Career options: Graduates can pursue entry-level positions in accounting departments including: accounts receivable, accounts payable, and data entry. Through this program, you’ll gain solid computing skills to increase your job marketability.

Earning potential: $34,289 to $37,780

Technical Standards* for, BA, BAC, BACA, BUC, CAA, and SBC

* For general information about technical standards and accommodation, see page 70.

Students entering these programs must be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Comprehend textbook material at the 11th grade level.
  • Communicate and assimilate information either in spoken, printed, signed, or computer voice format.
  • Gather, analyze, and draw conclusions from data.
  • Manipulate small items such as a mouse or keyboard.
  • Read data from a computer screen.
  • Sit or stand for prolonged periods of time.

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