Accounting Program Description


A.A. Accounting

Certificates of Achievement

Accounting Program Disclosure
Accounting, Advanced Program Disclosure
Accounting Clerk Program Disclosure
Accounting, Taxation Certificate Program Disclosure

Program Description

This program provides training for entry-level employment in private industry, government accounting or for self-employment as a provider of computer-based bookkeeping and/or tax services. In addition, those individuals already employed in accounting can work toward career advancement by taking additional courses. Generally, employment in this specialization also requires proficiency in computer applications and good communication skills.

Career Opportunities

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Technician
  • Accountant Trainee
  • Auditor
  • Bank Employee/Examiner
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Cost Accountant
  • Insurance Employment
  • Revenue Agent (FTB/IRS)
  • Tax Preparer
  • Bookkeeper for:
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable
  • General Ledger
  • Full-Charge Bookkeeper

Some Career Opportunities may require more than two years of college study.


  • A traditional course of study in Accounting Fundamentals, Financial Reporting, Managerial Analytical Techniques, State and Federal Income Taxation, Cost Accounting, and Auditing
  • State-of-the-art software and equipment to provide computerized accounting training
  • Internships, work experience with local employers for college units, job shadowing, guest speakers from the accounting industry, field trips to accounting offices
  • A lab with tutorial assistance

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. The A.A. in Business Administration degree listed under the Business Program in this Catalog provides the lower division courses that are required for a baccalaureate degree in business, regardless of the area of emphasis. The CRC Associate Degree in Accounting is designed for students wishing to seek employment instead of transfer upon its completion.

For information about the student learning outcomes for this program, see