Harper College


Program Overview

This 7 credit-hour certificate program will provide the student with the courses needed for an entry-level position in this particular area.

Program Requirements


Number Course Title Credits
ACC 100 or

Description: Provides students with a foundation in fundamental accounting procedures using the accounting cycle for both service and merchandising businesses, including adjustments, preparation of financial statements and closing procedures. Also included are reconciliation of bank statements, petty cash and examination of fraud and internal controls. This non-transfer course is intended for those students planning to take only one semester of accounting or for those who need preparation before enrolling in ACC 101.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2024

ACC 101 3-4

Description: Presents accounting as an information system that produces summary financial statements primarily for users external to a business. Emphasizes the reporting of the effect of transactions and other economic events on the financial condition and operating results of a business. Topics include: basic accounting concepts, financial statements, accrual and cash basis, the accounting cycle, monetary assets, inventories, fixed assets, current and long-term liabilities, and owner’s equity. The course assumes a corporate form of organization. NOTE: High school algebra is recommended. IAI BUS 903

Class Schedule:  Spring 2024

ACC 112 2

Description: Provides students with applications of QuickBooks. Students apply accounting principles and manage accounting records like those used in small businesses.

Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in ACC 100 or ACC 101.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2024

CAS 115 1

Description: Provides an opportunity to become proficient in the use of a currently popular spreadsheet package. Includes creating, editing and formatting worksheets; working with formulas, functions and charts.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2024

CAS 215 1

Description: Provides an opportunity to become proficient in the use of a currently popular advanced spreadsheet package. Includes workbook sharing, advanced content formatting, data importing, filtering, charting, pivot tables, forms and macros.

Prerequisite: CAS 115 or CAS 160 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2024

Gainful Employment

Non-financial aid eligible program.
Last Updated: 11/13/23