The Accounting Clerk program prepares students to compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Students will also be able to perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. Graduates of the program will be able to work in accounting firms, banks, and small businesses.  They will be able to perform duties such as accounts payable and receivable, payroll for small companies, use QuickBooks software efficiently, track inventory, audit accounts, balance sheets, and create spreadsheets.  The program also prepares students to pass the industry certification for QuickBooks.

A high school diploma or high school equivalency is required to receive the technical diploma. To receive a program certification, students must complete all course work within a 2-year period.

Program Requirements

  • Keyboarding/Data Entry
  • Computer Essentials
  • Excel Essentials
  • Excel Advanced
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • QuickBooks
  • Tax Preparation or Payroll
  • Social Media for Business
  • Job Preparation

Certifications Available

  • Microsoft Excel



Program Cost

  • $1,100 over 9-12 months

The above cost and time are estimated amounts for the program/pathway.  Your costs may vary. Additional fees may apply.  Program cost includes books, industry certification test fees, and administration fees.  Please see the Course Catalog (pages 12 & 16 - Click Here for Catalog) for further program details and cost information.  You may also call (562) 229-7960 to speak to an Adult School representative.