Small Business Accounting


Program Overview

This certificate helps students obtain a basis in accounting subjects in the shortest amount of time (7 courses over 3 terms).

Gainful Employment

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Gainful Employment Information

Job Opportunities

With the foundation laid in this certificate, students can obtain a job with minimum skills in an accounting environment of an entity. The student can grow with these skills as additional responsibilities are available.

  • Working as a clerk in an accounting firm
  • Working in an accounting department for a business
  • Understanding basic payroll requirements for your own business

Career Outlook and Earnings

Entry-level positions for graduates include:  manager-trainee positions in private and governmental positions, office manager, or front line business and industry supervisory positions.

Employment Mean hourly wage Mean annual wage
7% growth though 2022 $13.00 $26,000

Program Outcomes

Students should expect to learn the following by completing the certificate:

  • Understand the accounting process
  • Be able to post to Quickbooks
  • Be able to create and understand financial statements
  • Be able to prepare payroll reports for federal and state compliance
  • Understand and prepare tax returns
  • Develop reports using Microsoft Office

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Ira Kay Hickmam

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Phone: (618)545-3329



Kaskaskia College

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Centralia, Illinois 62801



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