Accounting Technology – CAS

The following curriculum develops the competencies needed for success as an entry level bookkeeper and may serve as the basis for further courses leading toward a full-charge bookkeeper. Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • Understand different types of business organizations;
  • Understand the internal control structure of a business organization;
  • Prepare financial statements according to generally accepted accounting standards;
  • Complete tasks for the accounting cycle using general ledger accounting software;
  • Communicate financial information effectively within a business environment; and
  • Record financial transactions in a manual and computerized general ledger.

Program Information

  • All courses within the certifi cate must be taken for a letter grade. No courses may be taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) basis.
  • Students enrolled in this program may participate in a Service Learning opportunity, which could qualify them to be eligible to receive an education award. For more information, contact the AmeriCorps office at (406) 756-3908.
  • If you are considering transfer to a four-year college, some of the courses will transfer as electives only. See your advisor. If you are going to graduate in the current academic year, you must see an advisor in the Business Division prior to enrolling fall semester

Additional Costs

  • There are lab fees associated with some of the classes in this program. They are listed in the semester schedule.

Opportunities After Graduation

  • This certificate will prepare students for entry-level positions in bookkeeping, accounts payables or receivables, or as billing clerks or office assistants. Opportunities for advancement will grow with increased skills and experience.


Ronnie Laudati
BSS 127
(406) 756-3990
Chad Shilling
Room #105
(406) 293-2721, ext. 233
For general information, contact the Admissions office: (406) 756-3847.
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Last modified: July 24, 2014