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Small Business Accounting

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Business Certificates focus on the development of job- or career-specific skills in a short-term, concentrated format. Many courses may apply toward an Associate of Science (AS) degree and/or an Associate of Applied Science (ASS) degree in Accounting or Business. For additional information, visit our website at:

  • By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning goals:

    1. Prepare journal entries and financial statements.
    2. Use critical thinking skills to analyze and solve business problems.
    3. Appropriately use technology to solve business problems.
    • A minimum of 12 semester credits in courses numbered 1000 or above must be completed at ARCC.
    • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in courses numbered 1000 or above at ARCC.
    • All accounting and computer courses should be completed within the last seven years in order to transfer into this program.
    • All courses requirements must be complete before a certificate will be awarded.
    • Students must complete a Certificate Application. Certificate Applications are available online, in the Office of Records & Registration, and in the Advising Center. Submit a completed form to the Office of Records & Registration.
    • The requirements of this program are subject to change without notice.

    NOTE: You are encouraged to contact an academic advisor at 763-433-1230 for course planning assistance and information about transfer credit evaluation and transfer options.

  • 17 credits

    BUS 1103 Human Relations in the Workplace 3
    BUS 1112    Computer Concepts and Applications     3
    BUS 1134* Computerized Accounting 2
    BUS 1135* Payroll Accounting 2
    BUS 1143 Decision Making Using Excel 3
    BUS 2125  Financial Accounting 4
    *Course has prerequisite - see course schedule or catalog description.
  • *Some occupations may require advanced education

    • Account Representative
    • Accounting Officer
    • Accounts Payable Clerk
    • Administrative Assistant
    • Advertising Coordinator
    • Bank Manager
    • Claims Adjuster
    • Data Entry Administrator
    • Digital and Social Media Specialist
    • Employee Training Specialist
    • Employment and Placement Specialist
    • Human Resources Assistant
    • Marketing Assistant
    • Marketing Product Analyst
    • Marketing Communications Assistant
    • Operations Manager
    • Payroll Officer
    • Public Relations Assistant
    • Recruiter
    • Retail Manager
    • Sales Manager
  • For more information about our program graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit the Gainful Employment Disclosure Report.

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