Bookkeeper Certificate

Program Description

The Bookkeeper Certificate Program at Bramson ORT College is designed for individuals wishing to learn the basics in bookkeeping and accounting or for those wishing to brush-up on their accounting skills in a quick and timely manner.

Students will learn to analyze, verify and post details of financial transactions within small companies or within an accounting department in larger organizations. Topics that will be explored in the Certificate program include, but are not limited to, principals of accounting, taxation and business management. Students are encouraged and prepared to become certified by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB Exam) upon completion of their certificate program.

Moreover, the Bookkeeper Certificate provides students with the preparation needed to further their education and obtain either an Associate and/or Bachelor Degree in Accounting. Credits obtained by students while in the Bookkeeper Certificate Program are transferable to two-year and four-year programs at Bramson ORT College and other colleges and universities worldwide.

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US Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification Code for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks: 433031.

Program Summary Chart


Bookkeeper Certificate

Program Length:

30 semester credits

Entrance Dates:

Rolling Semesters


Queens & Brooklyn Campuses

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the Bramson ORT College Bookkeeper Program is open to all students who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies.

High School Diploma or High School Equivalency is required.

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Graduation Fee: (One Time Fee)


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More Information
Accounting Department
Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 877-281-3717

9 Credits
Required Major Courses
AC111 Principles of Accounting I
3 Credits
AC112 Principles of Accounting II
3 Credits
CS100 Introduction to Computer and Information Technology
3 Credits
Elective Major Courses
12 Credits
Elective Major Courses (select credits from the following list of courses)
AC121 Business Law I
3 Credits
AC211 Intermediate Accounting I
3 Credits
AC212 Intermediate Accounting II
3 Credits
AC221 Taxation I
3 Credits
AC223 Federal Taxation of Corporations
3 Credits
AC261 Advanced Computer Applications for Business
3 Credits
BM100 Introduction to Business
3 Credits
BM110 Business Management
3 Credits
BM140 Small Business Management
3 Credits
BM290 Business Communication
3 Credits
CS206 Advanced Computer Applications
3 Credits
MA110 Business Mathematics
3 Credits
SS101 Keyboarding I
3 Credits
SS121 Word Processing I
3 Credits
Required Liberal Arts Courses
3 Credits
General Education Courses
EN100 English Composition I
3 Credits
Elective Liberal Arts Courses
6 Credits
Elective Liberal Arts
  General Education Courses (Select two)
6 Credits
  Select 2 credits from the list of liberal arts courses which are not required liberal arts.

Career Outlook

The Bramson ORT Bookkeeper Certificate Program is an excellent preparation tool for those individuals wishing to work as a bookkeeping clerk, an office manager or even a billing specialist.

Students will be trained and provided with the necessary skills to fill the following positions:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Office Manager
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Examiner
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Billing Specialist
  • Medical Billing Clerk

  • Employment Opportunities

    Below you will find a table of average annual salaries for Bookkeeping Clerks. Salaries are listed by both position and industry/sector. These salaries have been provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Bramson ORT College's Career Services Center.


    Average Salary

    Industry / Sector

    Bookkeeping Clerk


    Law Firms

    Bookkeeping Clerk


    Management of Companies and Enterprises

    Bookkeeping Clerk


    Tax Firms

    Bookkeeping Clerk


    Depository Credit Intermediation

    Bookkeeping Clerk