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Businesses are looking for bookkeepers everyday! Develop the knowledge and skills to enter this in-demand career. Learn areas of bookkeeping such as: bank reconciliations, accounts payable and receivable, payroll and much more.

The Certified Bookkeeper credential from the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) is the professional standard. The Professional Bookkeeper Program at NVCC is designed to prepare for this credential or meet your needs for a specific area of bookkeeping such as payroll or inventory management. This accelerated program will have you job-ready in just 5 months.

Pending Approval for WIOA Funding.


Program Overview

Certified Bookkeepers are to bookkeeping what CPA's are to accounting; the cream of the profession. The four courses in this certificate program focus on preparing you for the AIPB Certified Bookkeeper exams by helping you master the skills and knowledge required for certification. These include:

  • Bookkeeping Practices - 30 hours
  • Mastering Correcting and Adjusting Entries - 21 hours
  • Mastering Depreciation and Payroll - 24 hours
  • Mastering Inventory, Internal Controls and Fraud Prevention - 18 hours

Start your program by taking Bookkeeping Practices. This is the foundation to build your knowledge of specialized bookkeeping functions and is a prerequisite to other courses in the program. Next select one or all of the credentialing courses. These may be taken in any order.

An NVCC Proficiency Certificate will be awarded to students who successfully complete all four Bookkeeping courses in the program. In order to achieve the Certified Bookkeeper credential, you will need to complete an application to the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) at a cost of $210 which enables you to take the three exams, one for each course. Students are advised to take each exam following the completion of each course. Textbook and learning materials are included in the cost of each course.

  • Bookkeeping Practices - Accounting is the "language of business" and bookkeeping plays an essential role in the operation of every successful business. In this course, students learn the accounting concepts and practices that underlie all accounting systems, whether manual or software-based. They receive an introduction to the entire accounting cycle, from transactions analysis to preparation of journals, ledgers, trial balances and financial statements.
  • Mastering Correcting and Adjusting Entries - Everthing students need to know for error corrections, bank reconcilliation, and accruals and deferrals.
  • Mastering Depreciation and Payroll - Everthing students need to know about paying wages, withholding, depositing and reporting taxes, correct use of government forms, and depreciation. Mastering Inventory, Internal Controls and Fraud Prevention - Everything students need to know about accounting for inventory, inventory record keeping using the perpetual method, using the periodic method and inventory costing.
  • Course Locations

    Conveniently offered at our Waterbury and Danbury Campuses.

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Courses

Course 1

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Cost: $2,500, nonrefundable

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Course 2

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Cost: $2,500, nonrefundable

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Learn about Payment Options and How to register on this page.

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Important Information

Important Information

  • A high school diploma or GED is strongly recommended and is required by most employers.
  • Basic clerical skills are required to succeed as a bookkeeper. It is recommended that students have completed the Microsoft Office Essentials Certificate and the Administrative Office Professional Certificate or have equivalent skills.
  • This course is also appropriate for the entrepreneur that wants to learn to manage bookkeeping responsibilities for their own small business.
  • All textbooks and learning materials are included in the cost of the course.
  • A payment plan is available for this program. Please download the form and bring a signed copy with your first installment when you register. Students registering for the Bookkeeper Certificate Package will save $85 over the total cost of the individual courses.


Registration Information

Course Registration and Payment Plans

No formal application to the College is required for non-credit/workforce training courses.

Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming classes.

4 Ways to Register:

Call us: 203-575-8029

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Or download and print a registration form and:

Fax: 203-575-8243 (secure line)

Mail and send with payment (checks or money order made out to NVCC only) to:

Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration
Founders Hall, Room F323
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

Or stop by, we're happy to assist you!

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Career Spotlight

Career Spotlight

Bookkeepers can work in varies industries such as: 

  • Professional, scientific and technical services 
  • Retail trade Finance and insurance 
  • Wholesale trade Health care

Many bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks work full time. About 25% of bookkeepers work on a part time basis. The Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) reports the statewide average annual income for bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks is $44,956 and the entry level hourly rate is $14.58. Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities. The CTDOL projects an average of 197 annual job openings through 2024.

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