Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Apr 14, 2024  
Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

Bookkeeping Certificate

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The Bookkeeping certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of business and office settings where basic knowledge of bookkeeping is required.

This certificate provides the foundation for several other certificate programs: Administrative Professional, Advanced Bookkeeping, Basic Tax and Accounting Assistant.

Credit Hours Required: 9

This certificate is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. To explore other financial aid opportunities, please visit YC Admission.

Note: This program can be completed entirely online.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Bookkeeping Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Perform financial accounting functions using proper format and procedure based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  2. Prepare and interpret financial statements and reports for service and merchandising companies.
  3. Prepare basic tax returns and communicate the effects of tax rules for individuals, partnerships and corporations.
  4. Use current technology and software applications to input, manage, interpret and communicate financial information.