Accounting Technician

College of Rural and Community Development
Bristol Bay Campus 907-842-5109
Chukchi Campus 907-442-3400
Interior Alaska Campus 907-474-5439
Kuskokwim Campus 907-543-4500
Northwest Campus 907-443-2201
Community and Technical College 907-455-2800


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Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 30 credits

The accounting technician program prepares students for entry-level accounting positions in payables and/or receivables, bookkeeping and payroll accounting. This program covers financial decision-making tools for the small business operator as well.

Courses in this program address the concerns of modern businesspeople and provide training to enhance business success. The accounting technician certificate represents the first year of training toward the applied accounting A.A.S. degree. Students admitted into the accounting B.B.A. degree program may apply their earned certificate credits toward the state of Alaska's 150-hour requirement for a certified public accountant license.

Students entering the certificate program are expected to have basic computer skills equivalent to CIOS F150. Classes are scheduled in the evening to accommodate working students. Microcomputer and office technology labs are available for hands-on training.

Certificate Program

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the following certificate requirements:
    1. Complete one of the following communication courses:
      ABUS F170--Business English (3)
            or ABUS F271--Business Communications (3)
            or ENGL F111X--Introduction to Academic Writing (3)
            or ENGL F212--Business, Grant and Report Writing (3)--3 credits
    2. Complete one of the following computation courses:
      ABUS F155--Business Math (3)
            or MATH at the 100 level or above (3)--3 credits
    3. Complete the following:
      ABUS F154--Human Relations (3)
            or other UAF certificate-approved human relations course (3)--3 credits
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements.
    ABUS F101--Principles of Accounting I--3 credits
    ABUS F141--Payroll Accounting--3 credits
    ABUS F201--Principles of Accounting II (3)
          or ABUS F235--Fund Accounting for Nonprofits (3)--3 credits
    ABUS F203­--Accounting Capstone--3 credits
    ABUS F210--Income Tax--3 credits
    ABUS F220--Microcomputer Accounting: QuickBooks (3)
          or ABUS F221--Microcomputer Accounting (3)--3 credits
    BA F151--Introduction to Business--3 credits
  4. Minimum credits required--30 credits