Prepare for a Bookkeeping Position
The objective of the one-year program is to prepare individuals for entry-level jobs as bookkeeping office employees, with opportunities for advancement to more responsible positions. If a student decides to continue toward a two-year degree in accounting or in other Business Department programs, many of the courses already completed may be applied toward that degree. A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.
semesters long for most students
credits in total
to work in an entry-level bookkeeping position
What You'll Study in the Bookkeeping Program
Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Bookkeeping (BOK) will be able to:
- Use a variety of accounting and business software;
- Demonstrate knowledge of accounting principles;
- Demonstrate real world experience using simulations.
The following microcredentials stack into the BOK Certificate Program: Basic Bookkeeping and Small Business Management.VIEW FULL CURRICULUM
ACC 101: Principles of Financial Accounting 1
Analyze, record, classify, summarize, and interpret accounting data
BUS 102: Foundations of Business
Receive a foundational knowledge and understanding of the major aspects of business
BUS 255: Office Practice
Understand the role of administrative support professionals and the technological developments that affect office roles
Where Do Bookkeeping Grads Go?
Office of Admissions
101 Orcutt Student Services Center
Mon. - Thurs., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: (845) 431-8010
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601