Accounting Certificate

Computerized Accounting


Students gain skills and knowledge in computer applications, accounting theory, and tax applications. A certificate in Computerized Accounting serves as an opening to businesses needing students trained in Excel, QuickBooks, and tax software for general accounting duties.

Courses Credits
GIT101   3
ACC111   3
ACC110   3
GIT110   3
ACC112   3
BUS102   3
GIT125   3
ACC115   3
ACC263 (or)
VITA Practicum (or)
Business Administration Cooperative Work Experience

ACC263 VITA Practicum

This Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) practicum provides an opportunity for students to perform a community service in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. The course trains students to assist taxpayers in filling out tax returns. Students also staff centers on Cape Cod, helping local residents complete their tax returns.

Prerequisite: ACC101 or ACC111 or ACC201

Co-requisite: ACC110 (may be taken concurrently)

Offered: Spring

BUS261 Business Administration Cooperative Work Experience

Students work in an organizational setting for no less than 150 hours to receive practical training and experience related to the student's academic program. All students enrolled in Business Administration programs are encouraged to take a cooperative work experience. This course is limited to students enrolled in Business Administration programs.

Prerequisite: Approval by the Business internship instructor

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Total Credits 27

Career Outlook

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks is expected to grow 14% from 2010 to 2020, as fast as the average for all occupations. Job growth for these workers is largely driven by overall economic growth. As the number of organizations increases, more bookkeepers are needed to keep these organizations’ books. In addition, in response to the recent financial crisis, investors pay increased attention to the accuracy of corporate books. Stricter regulation in the financial sector creates demand for accounting services, creating opportunities for accounting clerks.

Completion of a program is based on full time enrollment. Many of our students attend part time and may not complete within the one year timeline.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Computerized Accounting Certificate, students are able to: