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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Technician Certificate

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Total Credits: 30

Major Number: 5718
CIP Code: 52.0302

Program Description

A comprehensive exposure to accounting practice fundamentals. Graduates are prepared for entry-level jobs as accounts payable clerks, accounts receivable clerks, payroll clerks, inventory clerks, tellers, bookkeepers, etc.

Program Prerequisites

Proficiency in keyboarding (30 WPM or OFFT 1001 ) - recommended.

Special Instructions


Program Requirements

Total Credits: 15

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements

Career/Occupational Electives to reach 24 credits

Select from the following disciplines based on student career and educational goals:


ACCT 2020  is recommended.

MnTC/General Education Requirements

Total Credits: 3

MnTC Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences

Total Credits: 3

MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer. This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for an entry-level position as an accounting clerk, technician, bookkeeper, or an entry-level accountant.
  • Describe professional ethics in the accounting field.
  • Create accounting reports and financial statements.
  • Apply and perform skills in accounting for payroll.

Program Contact Information

Al Aspelund 651.779.3998 Room 2244 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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