Accounting Certificate Programs

This certificate provides students with marketable skills and enhanced career prospects. In less than one year, students will be able compete for jobs across a wide spectrum of industries. All businesses need talented, reliable accounting teams.

Certificate Options & Outcomes

Accelerated Accounting – Less-Than-One-Year Certificate

Minimum 29 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements. Certificate Outcome: Students who successfully complete the One-Year Accounting Certificate will develop basic skills and introductory knowledge appropriate for entry-level bookkeeping and accounting positions.

Accelerated Accounting Certificate Courses

    • BA 111 1 Introduction to Accounting 3
    • BA 177 Payroll Accounting 3
    • BA 211 Principles of Accounting I 4
    • BA 228 Computer Accounting Applications 3
    • CAS 133 Basic Computer Skills 4
    • CAS 170 Beginning Excel or CAS 171 Intermediate Excel 3
    • CAS 216 Beginning Word or CAS 217 Intermediate Word 3
    • Choose one of the following: 3
      • WR 90 Writing 90
      • WR 115 Introduction to Expository Writing
      • WR 121 English Composition

Business Program Electives (list provided by PCC) 3 Total Credits 29

Students who have completed high school bookkeeping or have had work experience with full-cycle bookkeeping responsibilities should substitute a business elective and start the accounting series BA 211 in the second term. Students who can touch type more than 40 words per minute should substitute an approved business elective.

Entry-Level Accounting Clerk Certificate

Minimum 14 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements. The Entry-Level Accounting Clerk Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Accounting AAS Degree.

Certificate Outcomes: • Analyze, record, and report accounting information • Communicate effectively with business professionals. • Use applicable technology available in accounting practice.

Entry-Level Accounting Clerk Courses

    • BA 101 Introduction to Business 4
    • BA 111 Introduction to Accounting 3
    • CAS 133 Basic Computer Skills 4
    • BA 228 Computer Accounting Applications 3= Total Credits 14

Career Information

State of Oregon Employment Department 


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Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact either: 
Vice President for Student Affairs or Director of Human Resources Joy Gutknecht

Questions can also be mailed to their attention at 400 SE College Way, Newport, OR 97366.