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CBT’s A.S. in Bookkeeping is designed to develop your competencies in areas such as financial, managerial, accounting, as well as taxation. This type of knowledge is critical to produce highly effective bookkeeping graduates. CBT’s course of study will help you develop proficiency in communication and the technological skills needed to evaluate basic accounting problems.

You will also learn to identify, analyze, and appropriately handle ethical issues from a moral viewpoint, and create solutions using critical thinking and problem-solving skills. A built in internship with the IRS VITA program is a key component of this degree program.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: Students successfully completing the Associate of Science degree in Bookkeeping will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in common accounting software applications. . Demonstrate understanding of accounting regulations and reporting methods.
  2. Demonstrate accuracy in posting accounting data. . Be able to perform a wide variety of full charge bookkeeping duties including payroll.
  3. Be able to prepare simple personal and small business tax returns.
  4. Be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken form to diverse audiencesBe able to solve problems, make judgments and reach decisions using critical and analytical skills.


When you complete your associate degree in Bookkeeping, there are a variety of positions that you will be eligible to apply for, including:

  • Tax Preparers
  • Bookkeeper
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks
  • Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
  • Brokerage Clerks

With your A.S. in Bookkeeping, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to help small or medium-sized businesses with their accounting needs, regardless if those needs are moderately complex or limited.

Word Processing for Windows

OST1711 ›

This course is a comprehensive introduction to Microsoft Word. You will learn how to edit and format documents, work with tables, add graphics, create Web pages, merge documents, create charts and forms, and customize Word. The course also prepares students for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) Certification exam in Word.

Spreadsheet for Windows

OST1852 ›

This course is a comprehensive review of Microsoft Excel.

Accounting Fundamentals I

APA1001 ›

The student will be trained in the basic knowledge of record keeping procedures. General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, and Fixed Assets will be emphasized.

Accounting Applications - QuickBooks

APA1146 ›

The student will use a Computerized Accounting System, “QuickBooks Pro” in order to help manage a business using a General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Invoicing, and Inventory.

Presentation Aid for Windows

CTS1216 ›

This course is an introduction to using Microsoft PowerPoint. In these eight units, you will learn basic through advanced skills, including creating, modifying, customizing, and enhancing presentations and charts. Additional skills coverage includes working with objects and hyperlinks, and using slide show features. Basic experience with Windows is assumed.

Computerized Accounting -Peachtree

APA1142 ›

The student will use a Computerized Accounting System , “Peachtree” in order to create a business using a General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Invoicing, Inventory, and Fixed Assets.

Accounting Fundamentals II

APA1801 ›

This course presents the accounting principles and concepts applicable for purchases, sales, inventory, prepaid expenses, plan assets, and accounting for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. The practice set reviews the complete operation of a small business.

English Composition I

ENC1100 ›

This course is the first college level English course for students. This course emphasizes the skills necessary to prepare you for college level writing. In this course students will develop an understanding of good, college level writing with an emphasis on exposition and the research essay. Oral and written communications of impressions and judgments concerning assigned readings in the essay and allied genre are required. Stress on the building of an active vocabulary and on correct sentence and paragraph structure are also covered.

Career Research

SLS2402 ›

This course provides the student effective methods in order to apply for a job. Discovering your career focuses specifically on self-understanding, self-acceptance, career information, goal setting, networking, team building, education opportunities, and the job search process. Emphasis is placed upon identifying employer expectations, interviews techniques, applications forms, and job search data, methods of finding job leads, formats and preparation of the resume. A unique Career Portfolio CD, included with each text, contains a variety of career-planning tools.

Internet Concepts

OST1794 ›

This course is designed to take advantage of the Internet in office communication technology and have an important effect on how to create and use electronic messages, appointments, tasks, and other office technology items.

Bookkeeping Certification Preparation

APA1135 ›

The student will master the knowledge of basic bookkeeping procedures, such as adjusting entries, correcting accounting errors, depreciation, payroll, and inventory in preparation for the Certification Bookkeepers Examination.

Principles of College Algebra

MAC1100 ›

The student will demonstrate: an understanding of the general concepts of relation and function and specifically of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; the ability to solve system of equations by utilizing matrices and determinants; and the ability to solve practical problems using algebra. This course is also taught in the Spanish Language.

English Composition II

ENC1106 ›

This course is the second required English core course for students pursuing an Associate’s degree. It is a course in reading, writing and critical thinking which emphasizes composing essays, producing a documented paper based on research, and reading and writing. The class will be conducted partly through lecture/discussion, and through small work groups that allow the student maximum practice in developing critical thinking, reading and writing skills.

Principles of Management

MNA2012 ›

Students will be introduced to fundamental management principles, concepts of behavioral sciences, management processes, resources and organizational structure.

Business Law

BUL2132 ›

The course is the study of law as it affects business with coverage of agency, business organizations, and government regulations, property, and other special topics.


TAX1003 ›


Organization Behaviour

MNA1110 ›

The theoretical and research contribution of the behavioral sciences to management and administration are examined and applied to selected organizational situations. Areas to be considered from the standpoint of both individual and organizational performance are communication, motivation, conflict, decision- making, goal setting, leadership, organizational design, climate, development and control. Utilizing a systems perspective, the course attempts to develop in each student an ability to analyze and solve organizational problems.

Cost Accounting

APA1162 ›

This course provides the student with an understanding of cost behavior, responsibility, accounting, budgeting, and the concepts of absorption costing. Topics include the procedures for the acquisition of materials, labor and overhead for a manufacturing firm. The concept of absorption costing is applied to the job order cost systems, from acquisitions to completion of the job order cost cycle, including overhead variance analysis and preparation of statement of the Cost of Goods Manufactured.


SPC1013 ›

The course includes theories and practices in oral communication and speech writing, and the process of oral communication in all types of organizations. Students will learn the fundamentals of effective oral communication, with an emphasis on delivering effective presentations. This course will cover skills and techniques for planning and delivering a presentation, overcoming anxiety, and working with various audiences. Students will also use Microsoft PowerPoint to create and present an automated slide show presentation.

The salary for an individual with an A.S. in Accounting will vary, depending on the type of position she has. For example, a financial controller with a small business has the potential to earn $55,602 – this will increase with experience. However, an office manager/coordinator could earn $39,996 annually.

To learn more about finding the perfect job, and the salary for the various positions, visit our job placement program. You could receive assistance with questions pertaining to salaries, resume building, interviewing tips, and more.

The job outlook for an accountant is great; in fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 13 percent job growth over the next few years. The growth for accountants will be tied to the health care industry. Accountants will be needed to examine and prepare financial records for a growing economy. The need for accounting services will continue to increase because of the strict laws and regulations that will be put into place; many businesses and organizations will need to comply with those regulations, which is why they will need to hire accountants. The A.S. in Accounting program available on our Cutler Bay campus will help you prepare for a job within this industry.

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CBT College has Four (4) conveniently located campuses throughout Miami-Dade County. All locations are national accredited by ACICS.

CBT College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Credits may be transferable to other colleges and Universities using the Florida State Course Numbering System at the discretion of the receiving institution.

1 CBT College’s programs are designed to prepare students for employment in their selected field of study or in related fields. CBT College does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, be eligible for job advancement opportunities or be employed at all. Additional training or certifications may be required to compete in current job market conditions.
2 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, on the Internet at National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.