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Bookkeeping One-Year Certificate

Certificate Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
BUS124  Business Analysis with Algebra
ACC130  Business Law & Ethics
ACC132  Financial Accounting
BUS121  Business Administration
AOT226  Spreadsheet Microsoft Excel
ENG124  College Composition
ACC229  Computerized Accounting Applications
ACC227  Payroll Accounting
Technical Elective


Stark State College offers a one-year certificate program in bookkeeping for non-degree-seeking students. Students may apply credits earned in this certificate program to the accounting associate degree program. Students will be awarded a certificate in bookkeeping upon completion of the courses listed. Students must still pass the Certified Bookkeepers Examination to become certified. This examination is administered by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.

Many students opt to pursue an associate degree in accounting after receiving a bookkeeping certificate.

The goal is that the students successfully completing the one-year bookkeeping certificate will be exposed to all the tools and skills necessary to be successful in the undertaking of entry level positions in the field of accounting. Areas of entry may include, but are not limited to bookkeeper, accounts receivable specialist and accounts payable specialist.