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Accounting - Bookkeeping


Understanding basic accounting principles and maintaining accurate financial records is critical for all organizations. Students in Pima's Bookkeeping program learn the essential skills needed in today’s business environment.

You will understand how to work with general ledgers, assets, liabilities, equity accounts, balance sheets, income statements, basic payroll, merchandise inventory, and internal controls and fraud prevention.

Upon completion of this program, you will be prepared to pass the nationally recognized Bookkeeper Certification Exam.

Title IV Financial Aid eligibility:  Yes

 Online Option:  This program can be completed entirely online.


Downtown Campus

Contact Information

Division of Business & IT
Dean: 520.206.7694
Department Head: 520.206.2298
Information Sessions

Program Information

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Semester Pathways


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers. Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages. Some careers may require additional training. Source: EMSI 

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerks $35,476
Accountants and Auditors $48,992
Budget Analysts $65,291

Academic Options

Continue your studies at Pima by taking classes toward an Accounting AAS or explore other business transfer options.

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Name Credits
ACC 100 Practical Accounting Procedures 3
ACC 150 Payroll Accounting 3
ACC 200 Computerized Accounting I 3
ACC 204 Individual Tax Accounting 3
ACC 211 Financial Accounting [SUN# ACC 2201] 3
ACC 281 QuickBooks Computer Accounting 3
BUS 148 Ethics in the Workplace 3
BUS 151 Business Math 3
CSA 110 Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 3
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
WRT 154 Career Communications 3
Subtotal 31

Program/Major Codes: CRTACT/ACT1
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