Accounting Clerk CC

Business Management and Computer Sciences | C.C. Certificate of Completion | One year

Become an Accounting Clerk at Clackamas Community College and in one year, you can earn your certificate to begin work in tax preparation, financial reporting and more.

From investigating accounting discrepancies to generating financial reports and statements, accounting clerks perform a number of roles in all different types of businesses including large multi-national corporations and small local companies. Graduates of the Accounting Clerk program at Clackamas Community College can go on to specialize in tax preparation or general accounting assistant work.

Accounting Clerk CC

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Description and Outcomes

Accounting Clerk Core Requirements

**Complete BA-156 or EC-201
  • BA-156
  • Business Forecasting
  • 3
  • EC-201
  • Principles of Economics: MICRO
  • 4
*Complete BA-112
  • BA-112
  • General Accounting II
  • 3
Complete the following Core Requirements
  • BA-101
  • Introduction to Business
  • 4
  • BA-111
  • General Accounting I
  • 3
  • BA-131
  • Introduction to Business Computing
  • 4
  • BA-177
  • Payroll Accounting
  • 3
  • BA-211
  • Financial Accounting I
  • 4
  • BA-228
  • Computerized Accounting
  • 3
  • CS-135S
  • Microsoft Excel
  • 3

Computation Related Instruction

Complete BA-104
  • BA-104
  • Business Math
  • 3

Communication Related Instruction

Complete WR-121
  • WR-121
  • English Composition
  • 4

Human Relations Related Instruction

Complete BA-285
  • BA-285
  • Human Relations in Business
  • 4

Program Electives

Complete 3-4 credits of Accounting Clerk Program Electives. This may consist of any Business Administration (BA) or Business Technology (BT) course not included in the Accounting Clerk program.


***Students who take BA-156 must complete 4 elective credits. Students who take EC-201 must complete 3 elective credits.
*BA-212 may be taken instead of BA-112. BA-112 is recommended for students who wish to study small business accounting, whereas BA-212 is corporate-focused. BA-212 is required for the Accounting Assistant AAS degree.
Courses in this program can be applied to satisfy elective requirements in the Business AAS degree.
Total Credits Required: 45

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