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College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

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Entry Level Bookkeepers earn an average of $24,6000 per year and can earn up to $60,100 dependent upon certification(s), education, and experience.



  Financial Assistance is available for this  program 
  WIA Funding Available


Fall 2015 Schedules (August - December 2015)

Community Education
Fall 2015 Schedule (.pdf) 

Workforce Development
Fall 2015 Schedule (.pdf) 

Please be advised that the Interactive PDF versions of the continuing education schedules are for reference only and do not reflect course availability or cancellations. For the most up-to-date information about course availability, please use Online Services.


Entry Level Bookkeeper High Demand

Download the printable version of this Career Starters program.

A bookkeeper records the day-to-day financial transactions of an organization. The bookkeeper is responsible for ensuring all transactions are recorded in the appropriate journals, ledgers and for bringing the books to the trial balance stage. An accountant prepares the Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Statement of Cash Flow using the trial balance and ledgers prepared by the bookkeeper.


Entry-Level Bookkeeper

This program prepares you to compute, classify, and record numerical data to create financial records. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to create primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.

Complete this program and be prepared for opportunities as a bookkeeper, accounting clerk, accounting assistant, accounts payable clerk, or accounting associate.

Course Class Hours
BUS 9870 Introduction to Bookkeeping Principles 30
BUS 9790 Business Math for Bookkeepers 12 
BUS 9800 Payroll Administration for Bookkeepers  12 
BUS 9810 Quickbooks for Bookkeepers     18
OFC 6260 Spreadsheet Management: Excel  6
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Did you know there are opportunities to advance your career by earning a certificate, or an associate’s degree at CSM?

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*Offered at CSM. Call 301-934-7766 or e-mail for more information. 

For more information contact:
Paula Coluzzi
Business and IT
Program Coordinator
Ruena Long
Business and IT
Program Assistant/
Web Management Specialist

For a complete listing of courses that CSM offers, please refer to the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, bookkeepers, accountants, and auditing clerks earn a median salary of more than $34,000. The job outlook is very favorable with an estimated 14% growth rate for employment from 2010 to 2020.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics