Bookkeeping Certification

Bitterroot College Bookkeeping Certification program is a Workforce Training program which does not require college admission.

The Bookkeeping Certification Program prepares students to take the National Bookkeepers Association Uniform Bookkeeper Certification Exam to obtain the National Bookkeepers Association Bookkeeper CertificationProgram covers: accounting: the language of business; analyzing business transactions; analyzing business transactions using T accounts; the general journal and the general ledger; adjustments and the worksheet; closing entries and the postclosing trial balance; accounting for sales and accounts receivable, and cash receipts; accounting for purchases, accounts payable, and cash payments; cash; payroll computations, records, and payment; payroll taxes, deposits, and reports; accruals, deferrals, and the worksheet; and financial statements and closing procedures.

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Bitterroot College Bookkeeping Certification program provides 43.5 hours of classroom instruction.

Application, Cost, Dates, and Deadlines

Next Program Offering

  • Application/Fee Deadline: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Program Dates: January 27 - May 11, 2020
  • Program Fee: $1,750 (see Program Information for fee assistance options)

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Future Program Dates

  • Future Program Start Date: Fall 2020

Employment Outlook

Bookkeeping jobs are predicted to decline nationally by 8% between 2014 and 2024, however bookkeeping is projected as a high-demand occupation in Montana between 2015 and 2025. The median national annual salary for Bookkeepers is $38,390; in Montana, the average annual salary is $34,390. For more employment information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook and the Montana Job Projections 2015-2025.

Questions?
Meri Telin
Academic & Student Services Assistant
(406) 375-0100