Bakersfield College


Certificate of Achievement

Gainful Employment Information

The Bookkeeping program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the language of business, accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.

To Achieve the Certificate of Achievement 
Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Bookkeeping Certificate of Achievement.

To Transfer Coursework 
A minimum of 25.5 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes  
Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • analyze and record financial transactions in a manual or computerized general ledger system.
  • communicate financial information effectively within a business environment.
  • process payroll transactions in accordance with current payroll reporting requirements.
  • prepare financial statements; analyze and prepare financial information for management decision-making.
  • utilize current income tax resources to prepare personal income tax returns.

Total Units: 25.5

Required Courses:

Course Number Title Units
BSAD B53A Introduction to Accounting 1 3.0
BSAD B53B Introduction to Accounting 2 3.0
BSAD B54 Payroll Accounting 3.0
BSAD B55 Computer Accounting Applications 3.0
BSAD B51 Business Mathematics 3.0
BSAD B264 Ten-Key Proficiency 0.5
BSAD B252A Computer Keyboarding, Part 1 1.0
BSAD B20 Introduction to Business 3.0
COMP B5 Introduction to Microsoft Office 3.0
BSAD B5 Human Relations and People Skills 3.0

**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.

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