Gainful Employment Information
(Level I Certificate)
Offered at all colleges
- Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
- Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.
Degree Plan Code: C1.ACCT.CLRK.12
This program is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to obtain entry-level employment in accounting. Emphasis is on the development of basic accounting, spreadsheet, word processing, and ten-key skills. The courses required for the certificate are applicable to the Accounting Assistant Certificate and the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Accounting.
||Principles of Accounting I OR
||Principles of Accounting I
||Introduction to Computerized Accounting
||Introduction to Keyboarding
||Business Math Using Technology
||Word Processing OR
||Computer Applications II
|Minimum Hours Required
+ACNT 1303 is recommended prior to ACCT 2301 or ACCT 2401 for a student with no accounting background. ACNT 1303 and ACNT 1304 are included in the Elective1 (Business/Technical) list in this program.
++Any student demonstrating proficiency by previous training, experience, or placement tests must substitute a course from the Elective1 (Business/Technical) list.
Elective1 - The Business/Technical elective may be selected from the following fields/courses:
Accounting (ACNT, ACCT), Business (BUSG, BUSI), any computer course (BCIS, ITCC, ITMC, ITSC, ITSE, ITNW, ITSW, INEW, COSC), ENGL 2311, Management (HRPO, BMGT), Marketing (MRKG), Mathematics (MATH), Business Office Systems and Support (POFI, POFT). The cooperative education courses (ACNT 1380 and ACNT 2380) are recommended for students employed in a general business or accounting area.