Mar 08, 2021  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 

Accounting Clerk: CP (Competency-Based)(CTE)

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Certificate of Proficiency | 615 clock hours

School of Applied Technology
Program Location
South City Campus, Highland Campus
General Information 801-957-7522
Program Information 801-957-3354
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor Renee Scheering 801-957-3807

Program Faculty
Associate Professors − Karl Jorgensen
Assistant Professors − Darcie Wheeler

Program Description
The Accounting Clerk Program enables students to develop entry-level skills in the office accounting and/or bookkeeping areas.  Bookkeepers and accountants record the day-to-day financial transactions of a business.  The most up-to-date tools necessary for securing and maintaining employment are emphasized throughout the program. Emphasis is placed on generally accepted accounting and office procedures. The program will give you exposure to accounting principles, computer-based accounting, customer service, spreadsheets, and word processing.

Career Opportunities
For state and national occupation information, visit and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 43-3031.00 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
  • 43-4071.00 File Clerk
  • 43-9061.00 Office Clerk

Program Entry Requirements

Tabe test scores of:

  • Reading: 10.0
  • Math: 8.0

Keyboarding speed of 30 CWPM (correct words per minute) on a 5 minute timing. 

10 Key speed of 5,000 sph (strokes per hour) on a 5-minute timing with 98% accuracy.

Estimated Cost for Students
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Estimated Time to Completion
615 Clock Hours

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
Practice entry level skills in accounting and accounting software. 1, 3, 7
Use computers and software applications required to obtain employment in the office environment. 1, 7
Apply proper business writing and customer service skills. 1, 2
Construct job seeking, preparation, and interviewing skills required to be hired and succeed in the workplace. 1

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