This ten-course, 30-credit certificate program provides individuals with the skills necessary to be employed in the accounting field at positions of full charge bookkeepers or accounting assistants. Courses from the Accounting Assistant Certificate will transfer to the Accounting Associate Degree.

Program Coordinator

Nancy Kelly
Professor, Accounting
Phone: 860-343-5761
Email: nkelly@mxcc.edu 
Office Location: Wheaton 313


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

Graduation Checklist

Accounting Assistant Certificate – Graduation Checklist

A Graduation Checklist is a printable list of course requirements you will use when you meet with your academic advisor each semester.  The checklist helps you keep track of your progress from when you first enter MxCC to when you are ready to graduate.

Certificate Requirements

Accounting Assistant Certificate
(2017-18 Catalog)

(hover over course number to reveal description and prerequisite information)
ACC*113, Principles of Financial Accounting3Eligible for ENG*101 E or ENG*101, and eligible for MAT*137 OR permission of instructor
ACC*117, Principles of Managerial Accounting3ACC*113 or ACC*115
ACC*125, Accounting Computer Applications I3ACC*113
ACC*271, Intermediate Accounting I3ACC*117 or ACC*118
ACC*272, Intermediate Accounting II3ACC*271
BMG*202, Principles of Management3Eligible for ENG*101
BMG*204, Managerial Communications3ENG*101 or ENG*101E
CSA*135, Spreadsheet Applications3Eligible for either ENG*101E or ENG*101
Computer course elective (choose one):
CSC*101, Intro to Computers
CSA*140, Database Applications
CST*201 Intro to MIS
CSC*101: None.
Others: Eligible for either ENG*101E or ENG*101
ENG*101, Composition3Yes
Total Program:30


The employment outlook in the field of accounting is favorable overall. However, growth in this area is directly linked to the current forecast for business growth.  Job prospects will be most favorable to those who hold degrees, skills and experience.  This is still a field with many opportunities, including temporary and part-time work. To further your education after MxCC, you can go on to become an accountant through a bachelor’s degree program. MxCC simplifies the transfer process through its many transfer  agreements, guaranteed admissions programs, advising and numerous resources.


  • The Accounting Assistant certificate courses are principally aligned with MxCC’s associate degree program.

Jobs in Connecticut

With an Accounting Assistant Certificate from MxCC, you can seek employment doing entry-level bookkeeping with opportunities to advance to head bookkeeper or junior accountant. You may also seek work in these areas:

  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Banking
  • Entry-level accounting

The Accounting Assistant Certificate is designed for someone who may already hold a degree, or who is looking to build their educational background and gain additional skills in a focused area. A four-year degree may be required for advancement in
any of these career fields.

This page updated 7/9/17