Accounting and Bookkeeping Program

The Accounting diploma program is designed to prepare college graduates to seek entry-level positions in the accounting and bookkeeping fields.  The college graduate may work as an accounts receivable or accounts payable clerk, bookkeeper, payroll clerk, accounting assistant or inventory control clerk.

The Gwinnett College accounting vocational diploma programs trains students to prepare financial statements and perform common accounting tasks with accounting computer applications. The computer applications include bookkeeping software, spreadsheets and databases. The accounting diploma program courses cover fundamental accounting concepts, that include journalizing, posting, adjusting, closing, cost accounting, assets, liabilities, amortization, depreciation and tax liability. Also include in the courses are reconciliation of income statements, balance sheets, accounts receivable, accounts payable and general ledger.

College graduates of the Accounting program can transfer all of their class credits into our Associate of Science Degree in Business program, Computer Information Systems concentration, and complete their degree in only three additional quarters.

Your accounting training will include the following topics:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping Skills
  • Computerized Bookkeeping Systems
  • Basic Office Skills
  • Microsoft Office
  • Business Math and English
  • QuickBooks

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics*, bookkeeping and accounting clerks produce financial records for organizations. They record financial transactions, update statements, and check financial records for accuracy. Bookkeepers and accounting clerks also check for accuracy in figures, postings, and reports.


Gwinnett College offers accounting courses to gain essential skills and training to achieve entry-level positions in the accounting career field. These accounting courses will be the first step in starting a rewarding career.

Please refer to the catalog for a listing of all courses in your program of interest.


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Call us today or complete the Request More Information form on the top of the page to take the next step towards your new career in the accounting field.