Certificate

This seven-course, 21-credit certificate program is designed for specific training in accounting and other business subjects for entry level positions in the accounting field as an accounting clerk, payroll clerk, or entry level bookkeeper. Courses from the Accounting Technician Certificate will transfer to the Accounting Associate Degree.

Program Coordinator

Nancy Kelly 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 Technician 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 Technician Certificate
(2017-18 Catalog)

Course
creditsPrerequisite?
(hover over course number to reveal description and prerequisite information)
ACC*100, Basic Accounting
OR
ACC*113, Principles of Financial Accounting
3Yes
ACC*113, Principles of Financial Accounting
OR
ACC*117, Principles of Managerial Accounting
3Yes
ACC*125, Accounting Computer Applications I3ACC*113
BBG*294, Business Internship
OR
BBG*295, Co-Op Work Experience
3Yes
Computer Course Elective (choose one):
CSC*101, Intro to Computers
CSA*140, Database Applications
CST*201, Intro to MIS
3CSC*101: No.
Others: Eligible for either ENG* 101E or ENG*101.
CSA*135, Spreadsheet Applications3Eligible for either ENG*101E or ENG*101
BBG*115, Business Software Applications3Eligible for either ENG*101E or ENG*101
Total Program:21

Outlook

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.

Transferability

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

Jobs in Connecticut

With an Accounting Technician Certificate from MxCC, you can seek work in an office environment doing data entry in accounting and other entry-level clerical work as an accounting technician.

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This page updated 1/10/18