Bookkeeping Certificate (BKC)

Description

The Bookkeeping Certificate at Cincinnati State is for individuals seeking employment as a bookkeeper in a small or medium-sized organization.

Graduates of the certificate program are prepared to take the national certification exam offered by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.

The certificate program does not include cooperative education.

Related Programs

Program Code

BKC.CT1

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Compile financial statements for small or medium-sized organizations
  • Prepare payroll information
  • Prepare payroll tax returns
  • Prepare state and local tax returns for small businesses

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Bookkeeping Clerks
  • Bookkeepers

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$24,500 annual salary

Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of bookkeepers is expected to increase 11% through 2022

Curriculum

Effective 2019-2020 academic year

Bookkeeping Certificate (BKC)

First Year
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
ACC 101 Financial Accounting 2 2 3
IM 111 Computer Applications 2 3 3
MAT 111 Business Mathematics 2 2 3
Semester 2      
ACC 121
& ACC 122
Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 1
and Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 2 *
0 4 2
ACC 130 Payroll Procedures 3 0 3
ACC 135 Financial Statement Analysis 2 0 2
IM 120 Electronic Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 2 3 3
Semester 3      
ACC 102 Managerial Accounting 2 2 3
ACC 115 Accounting Software Applications: Sage (Peachtree) 1 2 2
ACC 240 Bookkeeping Certification Review 4 0 4
XXX XXX Technical Elective   3 0 3
Total Credits:   23 18 31
Technical Elective  
ACC 110 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACC 140 Fund Accounting for Non-profit Organizations 3
ACC 180 Federal Taxation: Business 3
ACC 201 Intermediate Accounting 1 4
ACC 221 Volunteer Income Tax Assistant 3
LAW 101 Business Law 3
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum

Contacts

Program Chair
Michele Geers, BBA, CPA
(513) 569-1435
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