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Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable

Degree: 
Certificate
Program Goals: 
The Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Certificate focuses on the accounting skills, manual and computerized, needed in business for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable clerks.  Upon successful completion of this certificate students will be prepared for entry level Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable positions in all varieties of businesses and may continue their education to become certified bookkeepers and/or pursue an Associate Degree in Business Administration.
Student Learning Outcomes: 
Upon completion of the program graduates will be able to:
  • Analyze, calculate, and report financial information accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in both manual and automated accounts payable and accounts receivable accounting systems.
  • Use the Microsoft Office Suite and QuickBooks Software effectively
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a broad overview of business ownership, administrative processes, and basic management and marketing concepts
  • Develop skills necessary to make career related decisions to enhance workplace readiness
Admissions Process: 
Admissions inquiries should be directed to admissions [at] qcc [dot] mass [dot] edu .Prospective students may apply to the program of their choice by following the enrollment steps at the following link:  http://www.qcc.edu/pages/Enrollment_Steps.html
CORI, SORI, Finger Printing & Drug Testing: 
A Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and Sexual Offenders Record Information (SORI) are not required. Finger printing and drug testing are not required.  
Additional Cost: 
$99.00 (estimated cost) to take QuickBooks Users Certification Exam
Technical Performance Standards: 
See page 17 in the catalog or the Technical Performance Standards page.
Credit for Prior Learning: 
Students enrolled in this program may be able to earn academic credit for prior learning.   Please contact the office of Career Placement Services at careerservices [at] qcc [dot] mass [dot] edu, 508-854-4439, Room 272 A.
Career Outlook: 
Please consult The Massachusetts Career Information System at http://masscis.intocareers.com/  or The Occupational Outlook Handbook at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ for specific occupational information.  The CIP code for this program is 52.0302.
Transfer Articulations & Opportunities: 
Prospective students may learn more about transfer articulation agreements at the following link: http://www.qcc.mass.edu/transfer/ArticPathways.html. More information regarding transfer opportunities is available at: http://www.qcc.mass.edu/transfer.
Curriculum: 
Course Title Course # Semester Offered Plan to Take Grade Credits Prerequisites
Semester 1
Strategies for College and Career or ORT 110 F/S/SU     3 Coreq: ENG 090 and ENG 095 or approp place scores
Self Assessment and Career Planning PSY 115 F/S/SU     3 Passing ENG 091 with a grade of C or higher and passing the ENG 096 departmental writing final examination essay or approp place score
Bookkeeping I BKK 101 F/S/SU     3 Passing ENG 091 with a grade of C or higher and passing the ENG 096 departmental writing final examination essay or appropriate  placement score
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications CIS 111 F/S/SU     3 MAT 090 with appropriate placement score. This developmental math course cannot be used to satisfy degree or certificate requirements
Accounting Software for Small Business ACC 110 F/S/SU     4 Passing ENG 091 with a grade of C or higher and passing the ENG 096 departmental writing final examination essay or approp place score

MAT 090 with a “C” or better on the MAT 090 departmental final exam or placement by the Computerized Placement Test.

Introduction to Business MGT 101 F/S/SU     3 Passing ENG 091 with a grade of C or higher and passing the ENG 096 departmental writing final examination essay or approp place score
Total credits required: 16  

Program Notes:

  • Students complete this certificate with 16 college credits; 13 credits are transferrable to the AS in Business Administration/Career Program (code:BB)
  • Students in ACC 110 will prepare for the QuickBooks certification exam.