Program Overview

Eastfield College offers an online Accounting Clerk Certificate ideal for those interested in obtaining the skills necessary for entry-level accounting jobs.  The program emphasizes the student’s development of basic accounting, spreadsheet, word processing, and ten-key techniques.  The courses offered through this certificate are applicable to both the Accounting Assistant Certificate and the Associate in Applied Sciences degree in Accounting.  Students pursuing this certificate are waived from TSI standards; however 25 percent of credit hours earned must come from the college awarding the degree.

This certificate is a 16-18 credit hour program taught over the course of one semester.  Required classes include: Principles of Accounting I, Introduction to Computerized Accounting, Introduction to Keyboarding, Business Math and Machine Applications, Word Processing or Computer Applications II, and a Business/Technical elective course. 

The elective course may be chosen from the following list: Accounting (ACNT, ACCT), Business (BUSG, BUSI), any computer course (BCIS, ITCC, ITMC, ITSC, ITSE, ITNW, ITSW, INEW, COSC), ECON 1303, ENGL 2311, Management (HRPO, BMGT), Marketing (MRKG), Mathematics (MATH), Business Office Systems and Support (POFI, POFT). The cooperative education courses (ACNT 1380 and ACNT 2380) are recommended for students employed in a general business or accounting area.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    High school graduate, IBD, or GED

    School Overview

    Eastfield College is a medium, public, two-year community college located in Mesquite, Texas. Eastfield College is a part of the overall Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD). Founded in 1970, Eastfield College wishes to provide excellent education and skill sets to advance students’ educational and career goals. Additionally, Eastfield College wishes to provide the surrounding community with the education and career options that are most needed.

    Eastfield College provides students with the opportunity to earn their associate degree as well as their post-secondary certificate. Eastfield has four schools including Arts & Communication, Career Technologies, STEM, and Social Sciences, as well as Continuing Education. 


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