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 second quarter of 2023, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerk was 7,355.  There is projected annual demand/need for 764 new entrants into this occupation (Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks, January 2024).

How much can I earn with this career studies certificate?

Below are the 2023 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, January 2024)

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