Accounting (CCL)

Program Information

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Accounting is designed for students seeking to gain skills and knowledge in the field of accounting. Possible entry-level positions for this program include accounting clerk, accounts payable/receivable clerk, claims clerk, credit clerk, full-charge bookkeeper, accounting intern, or comparable positions. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is also available.

Program Notes

This program requires one of three 6-9 credit sequences in the principles of accounting. The best ACC course sequence for you will depend on your accounting background. See Semester Notes for additional recommendations. You should consult with Program Director for further guidance. 
(Please note that strong college-level reading skills are important for success in ACC coursework.)

You must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

The courses in this certificate program may all be applied towards an Associate degree (AAS) in Accounting Paraprofessional if you wish to continue your studies. 

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Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 12-13 Credits Grade Sem/Year

You should choose ACC211 only if you have prior accounting experience and/or training.

ACC105 is not offered at GCC, but may be available at other MCCCD colleges. GCC will accept ACC107 (Bookkeeping Theory and Practice) in place of ACC105 and ACC115 for this program.

ACC 111 Accounting Principles I OR 3    
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3    
CIS 105 Survey Computer Info Systems 3    
GBS 151 Introduction to Business 3    
ACC 107 Bookkeeping Theory & Practice

(see notes for this semester)


REQ CRS Required course(s) not currently available at GCC. May be offered by other MCCCD colleges.

ACC105 Payroll, Sales and Property Taxes (3 credits)

Semester II 9-14 Credits Grade Sem/Year

If you took taking ACC111 in Semester I you must complete one of the six (6) credit course combinations of ACC courses listed here. Only students who take ACC211 in Semester I are eligible to take ACC212 without taking ACC112.

See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during first few weeks of this semester to apply for graduation.

ACC 112 Accounting Principles II AND 3    
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting 3    
ACC 230 Uses of Accounting Information I AND 3    
ACC 240 Uses of Accounting Information II 3    
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting 3    
ACC 115 Computerized Accounting

(Not required at GCC if you took ACC107 in Semester I.  See Semester I notes) (0-2 credits)

CIS 114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3    
GBS 205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3    

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