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Bookkeeper - Entry Level

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Program Description

This Continuing Education Certificate prepares students in the field of Bookkeeping. Bookkeepers compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. They perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining and checking the accuracy of accounting records, calculations and postings.

Skills for Success:

Self-Discipline; basic math skills; computer skills; detail-oriented


Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential:

Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate.  Please note that this is an entry-level certificate and should not be confused with the Certified Bookkeeper status offered by the AIPB.


Career Opportunities:

Bookkeeping jobs can be found at a number of profit and non-profit organizations.

Program Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

Recommended: Students considering this option should have basic computer skills, some experience with Microsoft Excel, and have successfully completed a high-school level basic algebra class. 

Application Process

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Length of Training

5-–6 months; courses start in February and September at CCBC Essex and CCBC Randallstown.

Program Course Sequence

1. Accounting /Bookkeeping I: ACC 353

  • Textbook/Materials: Included in course cost

2. Accounting /Bookkeeping II: ACC 354

  • Textbook/Materials: None

3. QuickBooks For Bookkeepers:ACC 356

  • Textbook/Materials: Included in course cost

Program Costs

  • Tuition/Fees: $457 (Tuition-$140/Fees-$317)
  • Textbook/Materials: N/A

Financial Aid and Payment Options

  • Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
  • Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
  • Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
  • Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
  • Local Office of Workforce Development

Contact Information

Coordinator:                     Moire Riley           443-840-1804      mriley@ccbcmd.edu        Essex, BESS 116D

Administrative Assistant:    Lorri Bocklage      443-840-1851      lbocklage@ccbcmd.edu   Essex, BESS 115

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