Oct 14, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2010-2011 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computerized Accounting

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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.

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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