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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Clerk Certificate

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Total Credits: 9

Major Number: 5813
CIP Code: 52.0302

Program Description

This program is intended for individuals who are seeking an entry-level accounting position. It is ideal for someone seeking an accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll clerk, or accounting clerk position. It is also for those students wanting a base for starting on a longer accounting program.

Program Prerequisites

Proficiency in keyboarding (30 WPM or OFFT 1001 ) - recommended.
Instructor consent or CAPL 1010  or CSCI 1020  is required before ACCT 1030 .

Special Instructions


Program Requirements

Instructor consent or CAPL 1010 or CSCI 1020 is required before ACCT 1030

Total Credits: 9

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements


MnTC/General Education Requirements


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:

  • Apply and perform skills in accounting for payroll.
  • Demonstrate academic skills in accounting skills at an entry level in accounting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically to identify and solve accounting problems.
  • Qualified for an accounting clerk, technician, bookkeeper, or entry level accountant at certain companies.

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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