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Accounting Technician


Accounting Technician

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9 Month Certificate




This certificate program is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce in the field of accounting. Courses from the Accounting Technician Certificate will transfer to the Business Technology Management Associates of Applied Science Degree at TMCC.


With an Accounting Technician Certificate from TMCC you can seek employment doing entry-level bookkeeping. More experience can lead to jobs like accounts receivable or accounts payable clerk, payroll clerk or bookkeeper. The Accounting Technician Certificate is also designed for someone who may already hold a degree, or who is looking to build their educational background and gain additional skills in the focused area. A trained accounting technician must be detailed-oriented, must be trustworthy, able to handle confidential records and banking deposits. They need excellent communication, math skills, technology skills, and should enjoy working with numbers and people. They must also have excellent time management, critical thinking and customer service skills.

  • Perform accounting procedures including journalizing transactions, preparing financial statements, and completing bank reconciliation.
  • Effectively use QuickBooks and Microsoft Office software to create reports, perform financial transactions, and complete tasks typically found in a business environment.
  • Prepare payroll reports in compliance with federal, state and local tax law.
  • Classify this information and maintain records for future analysis and tax purposes.
  • Communicate key accounting information effectively and precisely.
  • Act independently and as a team member to complete required projects and tasks effectively and within stated deadlines with confidence, competence, and professionalism.

Skills and Knowledge

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks typically do the following:

  • Use bookkeeping software, online spreadsheets, and databases
  • Enter (post) financial transactions into the appropriate computer software
  • Receive and record cash, checks, and vouchers
  • Put costs (debits) and income (credits) into the software, assigning each to an appropriate account
  • Produce reports, such as balance sheets (costs compared with income), income statements, and totals by account
  • Check for accuracy in figures, postings, and reports
  • Reconcile or note and report any differences they find in the records

Career Opportunities


With an Accounting Technician Certificate from TMCC you can seek employment doing entry-level
bookkeeping. More experience can lead to jobs like



There are no special requirements for admission into these programs. Please refer to the TMCC Admission section for future students.


[TMCC Admission Information]


Suggested Sequence of Courses – 9 month Certificate


  • ACCT 102 Fundamentals of Accounting (3)
  • ACCT 200 Elements of Accounting I (3)
  • ACCT 201 Elements of Accounting II (3)
  • ACCT 212 Payroll Accounting (3)
  • ACCT 218 Computer Applications in Business (3)
  • BOTE 107 Customer Service Strategies (3)
  • BOTE 108 Business Math (3)
  • BOTE 127 Information Processing (3)
  • ACCT 161 Internship (2)
  • BOTE 177 Job Readiness (1)
  • ENGL 105 Technical Communication (3)
  • ENGL 110 Composition I
  • PSYC 100 Human Relations in Organizations (3)
    Or PSYC 111 Intro to Psychology


Total Required Credits  – 33