Jul 21, 2024  
Reynolds Community College Catalog 2023-2024 
Reynolds Community College Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bookkeeping CSC (221-212-03)

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PURPOSE: The rapid expansion of business and industry in Virginia has created a large, steady demand for qualified personnel to assist in the preparation and interpretation of accounting and financial information.  The Bookkeeping Career Studies Certificate is designed for persons who are seeking their first, full-time employment in the accounting field immediately upon completion of the curriculum.  In addition, the program is designed for persons presently employed in accounting who desire to increase their knowledge and update their skills.  

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: The Bookkeeping Career Studies Certificate prepares graduates for employment as bookkeepers handling all major accounting functions including, but not limited to: journal entries, month-end close, preparation of financial statements, fixed asset accounting, payroll, inventory, accounts receivable/billing, and accounts payable.

After completion of the Bookkeeping Career Studies Certificate, students are eligible to sit for the following industry certification exams: 

  • Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation, Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP)
  • American Payroll Association, Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC)
  • American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, Certified Bookkeeper (CB)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

The Bookkeeping Career Studies Certificate may transfer, at the student’s option directly into the Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree.

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 152.  Students can also satisfy this requirement by passing the college’s computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 152.  Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once. 

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION: Please see https://www.reynolds.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment-html/ge_info_202.htmlhttps://www.reynolds.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment-html/ge_info_202.html to access gainful employment disclosure information for this program. 

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