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 elective units each semester toward their high school graduation.
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: