Programs: Bookkeeping (221-212-03)
Award: Career Studies Certificate 

Program Purpose:

The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the bookkeeping field or for those who want to increase their knowledge or update their skills.

What will I learn?

Students successfully completing this program will possess knowledge of accounting principles and objectives and be proficiency in computerized accounting.

How long will I need to be in college?

A college-ready student attending Camp full-time can complete this career studies certificate in one semester. 

What job or career can I get with this career studies certificate?

Upon completion of the program, graduates will possess the knowledge and skills required to be a bookkeeper.   

What is the job outlook for graduates from this program?

As of the fourth quarter of 2021, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerk was 5,311.  There is projected annual demand/need for 526 new entrants into this occupation (Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks, April 2022).

How much can I earn with this career studies certificate?

Below are the 2021 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.


Entry Level



Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerk 




(Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, April 2022)

Want to know more?  Check out the program map and program requirements in the College Catalog.