About the Bookkeeping Certificate

You have a good head for numbers. Maybe you've helped out a local business as an unofficial bookkeeper and you're considering a career change. Earn your Bookkeeping Certificate and learn how to analyze, record and summarize accounting transactions manually, in QuickBooks® and using Peachtree® General Ledger.

As a bookkeeper, you'll be responsible for general accounting functions that include:

  • preparing general journal entries
  • maintaining balance sheet schedules and ledgers and bank reconciliations
  • assisting with monthly costing and account analysis

Total Cost of Bookkeeping Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $2,189.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 12

Weeks to Complete: 16

Accounting Degree and Certificate Requirements

Bookkeeping Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure Data

What makes MCC's Bookkeeping Certificate program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

  • MCC's accounting programs are designed to be stackable. A stackable career track provides a pathway for advancement through a career ladder. The pathways are clearly-designed sequences of career-related courses. You can accumulate a sequence of certificates over time to build on your qualifications and to help you to advance along a career path. Stackable credentials assist you in advancing in your career, providing for higher paying jobs, which can lead to a higher standard of living.

In addition to the Bookkeeping Certificate, we offer:

What you need to know about getting your Bookkeeping Certificate (CIP 520302)

Total Bookkeeping Certificate Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $1,320.00 $4,646.00 $5,639.00 $5,639.00
Additional Bookkeeping Certificate Costs $869.00 $869.00 $869.00 $869.00
Program Total $2,189.00 $5,515.00 $6,508.00 $6,508.00


What job opportunities are available to someone with a Bookkeeping Certificate?

Prepare to get a job as an accounts payable clerk, accounts receivable clerk, bookkeeper or teller or as an entry-level accountant in business administration, operations or a financial operations department.

Occupations that Bookkeeping Certificate prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 43-3031
Brokerage Clerks 43-4011
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 43-3051
Statistical Assistants 43-9111
Tax Preparers 13-2082

How will MCC's Bookkeeping Certificate prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

By the Numbers:

  • Salaries range from $25,000 to $40,130
  • Projected increase of jobs of 10% over the next 10 years

What have graduates gone on to do?

  • Many students start as bookkeepers and continue on to get Tax Practitioner Certificates and their AAS in Accounting before earning their CPAs
  • Several students have opened their own businesses

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