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Certificate

Bookkeeping Clerk

Students gain skills and knowledge in computer applications, accounting theory, and tax applications. A certificate as a Bookkeeping Clerk serves as an opening to businesses needing entry-level help year-round but especially during the extended months for tax filing.

Students are encouraged to continue their studies with the Computerized Accounting Certificate.

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Requirements
CoursesCredits
GIT102   Computer Keyboarding or 30wpm 1
ACC100   Survey of Accounting 3
ACC103   Quick Books – Basics 3
ACC210   Personal Income Taxes 3
GIT110   Computer Applications 3
ACC201   Financial Accounting 3
BUS102   Business Communication 3
Total Credits 18/19

 Program Completion
Completion of a program is based on full time enrollment. Many of our students attend part time and may not complete within the one year timeline.

Upon successful completion of the Bookkeeping Clerk Certificate, students are able to:

  • Demonstrate desirable work habits including verbal/written communication skills, technological competence, critical thinking, problem solving.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior and confidentiality with financial data.
  • Assume an entry-level position within a business to help in basic accounting activities with duties that may include data input in tax preparation.

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, there is a projected 4% decline in employment of bookkeeping and accounting clerks from 2018 to 2028 because of technological change. Because bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks constitute a large occupation, there will be a large number of job openings from workers leaving the occupation. Thus, opportunities to enter the occupation should be plentiful, despite the slight projected decline in employment.

Students who desire to gain entry-level positions are prepared with the successful completion of this certificate. Students who are looking to pursue long-term employment in the field of accounting should continue with the Associate's degree in Business Administration, which prepares students for transfer to four-year accounting programs at the junior-level standing.

Full Time Faculty

Louis Beco
Office: Lorusso Technology, Tech 215D
Phone: 774.330.4398
Email: lbeco@capecod.edu

Michael Bejtlich
Office: Lorusso Technology, Tech 215F
Phone: 774.330.4519
Email: mbejtlich@capecod.edu

Kathleen Bent, Business Department Chair
Office: Lorusso Technology, Tech 215C
Phone: 774.330.4517
Email: kbent@capecod.edu

Mary Jean Huettner
Office: Lorusso Technology, 215G
Phone: 774.330.4350
Email: mhuettner@capecod.edu

Andrea Lyons
Office: Lorusso Technology, Tech 215B
Phone: 774.330.4743
Email: alyons@capecod.edu

Adjunct Faculty
Fozia Ahmed
Louladey Assefa
Cam Beale
Nancy Dempsey
Gwenn Dyson
Mark Ells
Gail Knell
Doreen Lawrence
Florence Lucci
Elaine Moore
Debora Morgan
Michael Otto
Else Rhodes
James Ruane
Debora Sementa
Lawrence Silverman
Victor Smith
Juanita Sweet
Alfred Towle
David Ziemba