2007-2008 UAF Catalog

Accounting Technician

College of Rural and Community Development
Business Technologies Division
Bristol Bay Campus (907) 842-5109
Chukchi Campus (907) 442-3400
Interior-Aleutians Campus (907) 474-5439
Kuskokwim Campus (907) 543-4500
Northwest Campus (907) 443-2201
Tanana Valley Campus (907) 455-2800


Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 30 credits

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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 business people and provide the training necessary 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 CPA license.

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 3 credits from one of the following communication courses:
      ABUS 170--Business English (3)
            or ABUS 271--Business Communications (3)
            or ENGL 111X--Introduction to Academic Writing (3)
            or ENGL 212--Business, Grant, and Report Writing (3)--3 credits
    2. Complete 3 credits from one of the following computation courses:
      ABUS 155--Business Math (3)
            or MATH at the 100-level or above--3 credits
    3. Complete 3 credits from the following human relations course:
      ABUS 154--Human Relations--3 credits
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements.
    ABUS 101--Principles of Accounting I--3 credits
    ABUS 201--Principles of Accounting II (3)
          or ABUS 235--Fund Accounting for Non-Profits (3)--3 credits
    CIOS 150--Computer Business Applications (3)
          or CIOS 135--Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3)--3 credits
    BA 151--Introduction to Business--3 credits
    ABUS 141--Payroll Accounting--3 credits
    ABUS 210--Income Tax--3 credits
    ABUS 220--Microcomputer Accounting: Quickbooks (3)
         or ABUS 221--Microcomputer Accounting (3)--3 credits
  4. Minimum credits required--30 credits

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