Business Bookkeeping Certificate

Business Bookkeeping is part of the Career Technical Education (CTE) academies at West Hills College Lemoore.  The CTE academies are a series of technical courses that are sequenced in a student-friendly format and specifically designed to prepare you for a job in the workforce.

Basic accounting and bookkeeping are the core to understanding how businesses, families, government, and communities manage their finances. This type of training prepares students for many occupations including but not limited to, bookkeeping/accounting,
retail sales, small business entrepreneurship, banking, financial management, and a variety of government and institutional jobs. Bookkeeping is the foundation of sound financial management in every business and organization. The ability to know and convey understanding of financial management is major component of success in business.

In addition to our CTE Bookkeeping Academy, West Hills College Lemoore assists students as they prepare to enter the workforce through our Workforce Internship and Networking (WIN) Center. The WIN Center prepares students for interviews, finds students internships, and connects students with jobs after academy completion.

  • What is CTE Academy?

    Its About Jobs. The Career Technical Education (CTE) academies at West Hills College Lemoore are a series of technical courses that are sequenced in a student-friendly format and specifically designed to prepare you for a job in the workforce.

    • Community Professionals
    • Transfer Students
    • High School Students
    • Current WHCL Students
    • Two semesters (Fall & Spring)
    • Two nights per week
    • 17 units of college credit
    • Required Co-enrollment
    • Cohort of 25 students
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Business Bookkeeping Requirements 
Semester 1 (18 weeks):  
CIS-7-L01 -Computer Concepts
Monday & Wednesday,  August - December

3 units 
BUS-55-L01 - Bookkeeping
Monday & Wednesday, August - December
3 units 
BUS-13A-LO1 - Word for Windows I (9 weeks)
Monday & Wednesday, August - December
3 units 
BUS-13B-L01 - Word for Windows II (9 weeks)
Monday & Wednesday, October - December
3 units 
CIS-34-L01 - Introduction to Spreadsheets
Monday & Wednesday, August - December
3 units 
Semester 2 (18 weeks):
BUS-74-L01 - Computerized Accounting (Quickbooks)
Tuesday & Thursday, January - May
3 units 
BUS-28-L01 - Business Communication
Tuesday & Thursday, January - May
3 units 
BUS-24-L01 - Business Mathematics
Tuesday & Thursday, January - May
3 units 
BUS-20-L01 - Introduction to Business
Tuesday & Thursday, January - May
3 units 
WE-15XX or BUS-15XX - Cooperative Work Experience Education
January - May
3 units
Total Units 
25 -27 units