Program Overview

Bookkeeping and accounting clerks manage the financial records of companies or clients. They maintain and update accounting records, receipts, accounts payable and receivable, and profit and loss. They document and record financial data, and gather information used for reports, research, financial statements and payroll use. Their record keeping serves the organization's need to keep track of all revenues and expenses.

Associate in Applied Science

Certificate of Completion

University Transfer

  • Students planning to transfer to a 4-year College or University should complete a(n) ABus-GR degree at GCC.
  • Students planning to transfer to ASU may refer to the appropriate Maricopa-ASU Partnership Program (MAPP) below for guidance in selecting courses towards their ABus-GR degree.

Please see an advisor for more information.

General Program Information

The accounting programs at Glendale Community College proved a sound background in accounting skills for students who choose to enter the workforce a the end of two academic years of study. Goals of this program are to develop students' abilities (1) to critically and constructively analyze the function of accounting systems in relation to the organization, its management, and its goals (2) to understand accounting management and, in particular, how these roles affect various profiles of the company.

For more information please visit the Accounting department page.


  • Bookkeeping and accounting firms
  • Local, state and federal government agencies
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Business and health services
  • Banks and other financial institutions
  • Educational institutions and health care facilities

Job Titles

  • Accounting clerk
  • Accounting assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts receivable clerk
  • Accounts-payable clerk
  • Payroll specialist
  • Billing specialist