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Heartland Community College

Certificate - Bookkeeping

14 credit hours

Catalog Year 2023-2024

This certificate provides students with extensive knowledge and industry certifications in bookkeeping and payroll accounting functions. Upon completion, students will be prepared for success in positions such as Accounting Assistant Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk, and Payroll Specialist. Courses in this sequence may be applied toward the Accounting Certificate and the Business Technology – Accounting AAS degree.

Bookkeeping Certificate Requirements

Bookkeeping Certificate Requirements
Class Title Credit Hours
ATEC 120 Small Business Accounting
ATEC 130 QuickBooks Accounting 3
ATEC 150 Payroll Accounting 3
BUSN 130 Computer Applications in Business 3
CTEC 136 Excel Level I 1
CTEC 137 Excel Level II 1
Total Credit Hours 14

Suggested Sequence:

Fall - ATEC 120, BUSN 130, CTEC 136, CTEC 137

Spring - ATEC 130, ATEC 150

Information is subject to change. Please check with an academic advisor for current course offerings and program requirements. Current students with continual enrollment may graduate under the current program requirements or any program requirements in effect since first enrollment.

Contact Us

Business Department
ICN 2000
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8640
Fax: (309) 268-7963


Jeremy McClure

Dean, STEM and Business
ICN 2021
Phone: (309) 268-8655

Brian Brennan

Associate Dean, STEM and Business
ICB 2417
Phone: (309) 268-8639