Award: Certificate in Accounting
For more information: Contact Prof. James Baker,
443-412-2374, email@example.com; Prof. Joseph
Cunningham, 443-412-2058, firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Advising, Career, and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301.
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The program is designed to provide students with specific
skills needed for employment in the field of accounting and
bookkeeping, including positions such as bookkeeper, accounts receivable clerk or accounts payable clerk. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be prepared to sit for the AIPB Bookkeepers Certification exam.
Students who successfully complete the Accounting Certificate will be able to:
- Apply basic generally accepted accounting principles and techniques.
- Analyze financial information for errors.
- Explain and demonstrate accounting for payroll and inventory.
- Establish and evaluate internal control and fraud prevention procedures.
- Earn AIPB Certified Bookkeeper status.
Accounting, 16 credits
Occupations: Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks
Link to O*Net: http://www.onetonline.org/find/result?s=bookkeeping
Tuition and Fees: $2,100.00
Time to Completion: 1 year
Note: The 2011-2012 Catalog was used to define credits to completion, and program cost.
Program length is calculated based on average 9 credits per semester, assumed the student was college ready and not required to take developmental course(s).
These figures are based on estimations, and do not include any increases that may occur in course materials or credit fees.
For additional information go to: http://www.harford.edu/catalog/pdf/gainful-employment.pdf
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook predicts that "Employment of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks is projected to grow by 10 percent during the 2008-18 decade, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. This occupation is one of the largest growth occupations in the economy with about 212,400 new jobs expected over the projections decade."
Students earning a certificate from HCC must complete or demonstrate exemption from the following courses: ENG 003
and ENG 012, or ENG 018; and MATH 001 or MATH 010. See graduation
requirement details in this catalog for further information.