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Accounting Clerk Certificate

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Start your journey to a fulfilling career with CCC's Accounting Clerk Certificate

Unlock the doors to exciting career opportunities in the stable and growing field of bookkeeping or entry-level accounting with Clackamas Community College's Accounting Clerk certificate. In just one year, you'll gain the essential skills and knowledge needed to thrive in entry-level bookkeeping or accounting positions, putting you on a path to financial success and career advancement. 

The field of accounting offers stability and growth. With the rise of digitalization, the demand for skilled accounting professionals continues to climb. Earning your Accounting Clerk Certificate from Clackamas Community College positions you to take advantage of these exciting opportunities.

Flexible learning options to fit your needs

Clackamas Community College understands that everyone learns differently. That's why we offer the Accounting Clerk Certificate program in both online and in-person formats. Choose the learning environment that best suits your lifestyle and preferences.

Start your journey today

Take the first step toward a rewarding career in accounting. Contact Clackamas Community College to learn more about our Accounting Clerk Certificate program and how it can help you achieve your financial goals.

For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

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Job Outlook

Launch a new accounting clerk career with confidence

The demand for skilled bookkeepers and accounting clerks is on the rise! The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 8% job growth over the next decade. 

An accounting clerk is a financial or clerical assistant who supports accountants, managers and departments. This is a lucrative, diverse and fulfilling career field that is always in high demand, which translates to numerous job opportunities in a variety of industries, from health care and education to financial services and nonprofit organizations. 

For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Build essential bookkeeping skills 

The financial health of any organization hinges on accurate and timely accounting. By mastering these in-demand skills, you should be positioned for a rewarding career in a variety of industries. You should learn skills such as:  
  • Bookkeeping: Learn to record day-to-day financial events according to accounting principles, manage ledgers and report financial data with confidence.
  • Accounting software: Learn industry-standard accounting software like QuickBooks, gaining a valuable edge in the job market.
  • Financial reporting: Develop the skills to accurately create financial statements, ensuring the smooth operation of any organization.
  • Payroll processing: Gain experience in calculating payroll taxes, deductions and wages, becoming an asset to any human resources or finance team.
  • Communication and professionalism: Hone your communication and interpersonal skills, which are essential for success in any business environment. 

Equipping yourself with these bookkeeping skills is an investment in your future, opening doors to a variety of career opportunities.

For more information on expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

Investing in your future

Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

Get help paying for college

Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


Learn Online

Earn your Accounting Clerk Certificate online

Boost your career opportunities with a flexible online Accounting Clerk Certificate from Clackamas Community College. Learn at a location and on a schedule that works for you. CCC offers online accounting classes that will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the field.

To learn more about CCC's online options and resources, visit Online Learning at CCC.


See where your certificate can take you

The classes you take in this program can help you earn additional certificates or degrees. Take one step at a time and know that each step gets you closer to your future goals. Even if you decide to change direction later, you will have a solid foundation to build on to keep moving forward.

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