All businesses, big and small, are in need of bookkeeping and accounting services. If you are a “numbers person” who is organized and detail-oriented, this a profession full of opportunity and potential career growth. Since, good communication skills and client service are also an important ingredient to a successful career, those aspects are also included in this one-year program.
Students begin by completing their Office Core Competency courses prior to entering into the Bookkeeping curriculum. Successful students then transition to an internship at a local business and/or the advanced Accounting curriculum.
ROC certifications offered to students completing the Bookkeeping/Accounting program include:
Bookkeeping & Accounting students should have average or better math and English skills and solid attendance. The program dress code is Business Casual/Business Professional and/or Specified Uniform. For students assigned to internships at medical offices, proof of a current negative TB Skin Test and current Immunization record are also required.
Students earn 15 units each semester toward their high school graduation (5 elective, 5 general English, and 5 general math units).
College prep course. Meets area “G” approval for UC admission.
Bookkeeping & Accounting is articulated with Bakersfield College courses in:
Students meeting BC’s established criteria can earn up to 17 units of BC credit in addition to the above high school credit.
Students meeting the established criteria at a four year college or university can earn 3 units when they pass the NOCTI assessment at 70% or higher.
This is a career awareness class which instructs students on the basics necessary for entry-level employment. Successful Bookkeeping and Accounting students often pursue careers in the following: