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Basic Accounting
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The basic accounting certificate provides students with an understanding of basic accounting principles and practices and the fundamental bookkeeping skills employees need.

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Essential Knowledge and Skills

Outcomes

  • Create and analyze basic accounting statements and budgeting tools.
  • Use QuickBooks to provide useful reports to help business owners make knowledgeable financial decisions.
  • Improve workplace communication by applying non-verbal, listening, relationship-building, public speaking, persuasion, and other interpersonal communication skills.
  • Create professional spreadsheets using advanced functionality to visualize and solve business problems.
  • Report and describe production decisions of consumers and businesses in a market economy.
Certificate of Basic Accounting
Program Requirements
Certificates lead to associate and bachelor's degrees. For more information about which programs this certificate stacks into, visit the Programs List page.
This is an introductory certificate.
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Certificate
15 CREDITS
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Associate
60 CREDITS
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Bachelor's
120 CREDITS
Certificate of Basic Accounting
Course Code
Course Name
# of Credits
BUS115
Business Applications
3
BUS115 — 3 credits
x
Business Applications
Students will acquire, develop, and apply intermediate spreadsheet analysis skills in a business context as well as demonstrate basic database use. After individually completing spreadsheet tutorials and assignments, students will then develop and apply their skills in business projects and exams. The projects and exams, which are designed to be realistic and representative of business activities students might encounter in the workplace.
ACCTG180
Survey of Accounting
3
ACCTG180 — 3 credits
x
Survey of Accounting
This course is an introduction to financial and managerial accounting principles with exposure to basic accounting statements and processes and management applications. The class is intended for non-business majors and certain specialized business programs. This course does not fill any major requirements for accounting majors.
ACCTG205
Accounting Software
2
ACCTG205 — 2 credits
x
Accounting Software
This course takes an in-depth look at accounting software using Intuit QuickBooks Pro. Topics include invoicing, inventory control, payments, and a complete setup of a new and existing company. An in-depth accounting knowledge is not required.
COMM175
Communication Essentials
3
COMM175 — 3 credits
x
Communication Essentials
For Non-Communication majors, this course helps give a basic foundation in  interpersonal communication and public speaking skills and principles. Through a combination of exercises and discussions, students develop the tools to continually work toward more effective communication.
GS170
Career Development
1
GS170 — 1 credits
x
Career Development
In this course, learners will discover and strengthen the skills they need to successfully obtain or improve employment. Students will focus on creating professional documents (e.g., resumes and cover letters), networking, interviewing, and job shadowing.
ECON150
Economic Principles and Problems-Micro
3
ECON150 — 3 credits
x
Economic Principles and Problems-Micro
This introductory course in microeconomics studies the behavior of individual economic agents such as consumers and businesses in a market economy.  Analytical tools are used to study the consumption and production decisions in an economy under perfect and imperfect market conditions.
For questions about this program, contact BYU-Pathway Support
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Looking Ahead
Potential Employment
  • Bookkeeper for small businesses
  • Accounts payable/receivable for corporations or non-profits

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