Business Accounting Technician

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Business Administration programs at IVC, both at the associate degree and certificate of achievement levels, prepare the student by offering courses that allow students opportunities to acquire practical skills, technical knowledge and experience in a variety of fields. The fields of study available are: Business Administration for transfer, Accounting Technician, Administrative Assistant, Financial Services, Management, Marketing and Office Technician. These programs introduce the student to the world of commercial transactions, which occur in the distribution of resources in our American economic system.

The Business Accounting Technician program provides students with entry level competencies for employment as a bookkeeper or other financial clerk. Accounting Technicians can be found in setting such as banks and offices. Students who intend to pursue an accounting degree at a four-year school should follow the Business Administration major.

Degree Requirements and Certificate Requirements

I. Required courses for the major (25.0 units)

BUS 100 Practical Accounting 3.0
BUS 105 Business Office Math 3.0
BUS 169 Records Management 2.0
BUS 172 Office Procedures for the Workplace 3.0
BUS 180 Microsoft Office Suite for the Workplace 4.0
BUS 210** Principles of Financial Accounting 4.0
BUS 240 Computer Accounting 3.0
CIS 125 EXCEL II 1.0
WE 201* Employment Readiness 1.0
WE 220* Internship 1.0


I. Select One course from the following (3.0 units)

BUS 063     Essentials in Workplace Communication 3.0
BUS 108 Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA) 3.0
BUS 164 Microsoft Word for the Workplace  3.0


* It is recommended that the work experience courses be taken after the completion of at least 12 units in the major.

** It is recommended that BUS 010 be taken as preparation for BUS 210.

III. Keyboarding skill level 40 nwpm. (BUS 154, Beginning Keyboarding and Document Formatting and BUS 156, Keyboarding: Speed and Accuracy, may be helpful in obtaining this skill level.)

Total Major Units 28.0


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