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Catalog 2017-18 
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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.

Program Objectives

CCBC Credential:

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

Financial Aid and Payment Options

  • 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

Length of Training

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

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.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number




Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)



ACC 353

Accounting /Bookkeeping I



Included in course cost



ACC 354

Accounting /Bookkeeping II





ACC 356


QuickBooks For Bookkeepers


Included in course cost



Course Series Totals:





Additional Information

Skills for Success:

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


Career Opportunities:

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

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Contact Information

Coordinator:                     Moire Riley           443-840-1804        Essex, BESS 116D

Administrative Assistant:    Lorri Bocklage      443-840-1851   Essex, BESS 115

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