If you are considering a career in accounting or looking to further your skills for advancement, Cuyamaca College has a path for you. We offer an associate degree in Accounting and a certificate in Bookkeeping. Earning a degree or certificate at Cuyamaca College can help you get your foot in the door of a company where you can advance through learning on the job or continue your education at a four-year institution. Our program prepares you for many entry-level positions such as accounts receivable, payroll clerk, accounting clerk, accounting assistant, tax technician, and bookkeeper. When working in accounting, you’ll serve a critical role for any business. You will record, analyze and interpret financial information, prepare financial statements, assist with audits, prepare special business and financial studies, prepare forecasts and budgets, and provide tax services. Internship opportunities are available, and you will receive college credit. Accountants and bookkeepers continue to be in high demand. There are many opportunities for full-time, part-time, and temporary work. Roughly seven percent of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks are self-employed.


Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Accounting or Bookkeeping program at Cuyamaca College will, among other things, be able to:


  • Articulate the role of accounting within economic or industry environments through effective communication.
  • Demonstrate analytical and information technology skills needed to solve business problems or give recommendations to improve business processes.
  • Articulate economic and industry issues and the role of accounting within that environment.
  • Apply bookkeeping concepts, principles, standards and processes.
  • Demonstrate analytical skills through finding, organizing, assessing and analyzing data appropriate to a given situation.
  • Provide insightful advisory judgments and recommendations regarding the accounting for and the business implications of events, conditions, circumstances, and transactions that give rise to business opportunities or problems.
  • Use personal and ethical frameworks to respond to ethical dilemmas.

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