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Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18

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Computerized Accounting



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Certificate

Bedford Campus and Lowell Campus - Day and Evening

Program Description:

The Computerized Accounting Certificate program enables students to learn accounting theory from a preparer’s point of view, gain hands-on practice in computer-based general ledger and spreadsheet applications, and develop skills in effective business communication.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

This certificate prepares students for entry-level accounting support positions in which the use of computerized-accounting software is a primary job function. The certificate also assists those already in accounting positions to upgrade their computerized-accounting skills. Coursework completed as part of the Computerized Accounting Certificate applies to the Accounting Career associate degree program. Many students who complete the certificate continue on in a full- or part-time basis to complete the degree.

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information:

In accordance with Federal regulations, Middlesex Community College discloses information about student costs, tuitions, fees and employment statistics to various governing bodies to ensure certification and oversight.

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Helpful Hints:

Students planning on a career as a full accounting-support professional should consider the Accounting associate degree program . Students interested in a career as a certified public accountant should choose the Business Administration Transfer degree program , since a minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required for the CPA licensure exam.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Computerized Accounting Certificate program are prepared to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the accounting field from a preparer’s perspective, including general ledger and spreadsheet applications;

  • Interpret and analyze accounting financial statements in order to engage in critical thinking and problem solving with regard to the financial performance of business operations;

  • Use computerized accounting systems in the development and analysis of financial records and to complete the accounting cycle;

  • Communicate effectively using written, oral and nonverbal techniques, including the use of technology in the gathering and presenting of information.

 

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