City College offers an Associate degree in Accounting, credit and
noncredit Accounting Certificates, and many individual accounting
The degree program prepares you for employment as a junior accountant or junior auditor. The certificates may lead to positions in accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, general ledger, bookkeeping, and other accounting functions. Please see the college catalog for details for all accounting programs.
Credit Accounting Program
Credit accounting classes are transferable to four year institutions and are offered in the day and evening. Classes can be taken alone or as part of a degree or certificate program. For specific course information please see the catalog.
Associate in Science Degree in Accounting
Students who satisfactorily complete the two-year course of study
including additional graduation requirements, receive an Associate in
Science degree in Accounting. Please see curriculum
for degree information and requirements. For specific course
information please see the catalog.
Microcomputer Accounting Certificate of Achievement
The credit Microcomputer Accounting certificate program prepares students to enter the job market in positions requiring the use of computer applications for accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, general ledger, and other accounting functions. Students may obtain this certificate by completing the seven required courses of the one-year program. Please see curriculum for certificate information and requirements. For course details please see the catalog.
Noncredit Accounting Program
Noncredit accounting classes provide tuition-free instruction which can be taken independently or as part of an accounting certificate program. Classes start four times per semester, with opportunities to earn a certificate in as little as one semester. Please see the catalog for details.
Computerized Accounting Specialist Certificate
This two-semester program prepares you for entry or mid-level jobs in accounting and related fields. You'll learn manual and computerized record maintenance and report preparation and analyses. You'll also learn spreadsheet accounting functions to assist in the preparation of financial reports. For more information please see the certificate description. For course details see the catalog.
Clerical Accounting Certificate
This two semester program prepares you for various administrative and
accounting office positions. You'll learn the computer skills needed
to be competitive in the job market including accounting principles
and automated accounting using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office
Accounting, and QuickBooks. For complete information see the certificate
description. For course descriptions see the catalog.
Accounting Assistant Certificate
This two semester program prepares you for entry-level assistant positions in A/P, A/R, billing, payroll, or in the financial services industry, such as bank teller or tax assistant. You will build required soft skills in customer service and communication with applicable computer skills. For complete information please see the certificate description. For course descriptions see the catalog.
Specialized Accounting Skills Certificate: Income Taxes, AP/AR, Payroll, w/ QuickBooks
This one-semester certificate provides basic familiarization of specialized accounting skills in the areas of Income Tax Preparation, Accounts Receivable and Payable, and Payroll using QuickBooks. For complete information, please see the certificate description. For course descriptions see the catalog.
Please see the class schedule for current semester schedule
Accounting Jobs and FAQs
For more detailed information about jobs and salaries, please see the Accounting FAQs, the Accounting - Microcomputer FAQs, and the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
How to Enroll
For new students, please see information about becoming a noncredit or credit student. You may also contact the Office of Admissions at (415) 239-3285. Many noncredit classes allow for registration in class; there is no tuition cost for noncredit classes. Please refer to tuition information for specifics on City College credit tuition costs. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. You may also call the Financial Aid Office at (415) 239-3577.
Applying for a Degree or Certificate
When you have completed all the required classes, fill out a petition for graduation or a petition for a certificate. The petition form is available in Admissions and Records, Conlan Hall, Room 107, and should be submitted at the beginning of the semester that you complete all the requirements. Petitions must submitted by the deadline posted in the Calendar of Instruction.