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Folsom Lake College Accounting

The accounting program at Folsom Lake College provides training for entry-level employment in private industry or in government accounting. Study for self-employment as a provider of computer-based bookkeeping and/or tax services is also available. In addition, those individuals already employed in accounting can work toward career advancement by taking additional courses. Generally, employment in this specialization requires proficiency in business calculations.

Career Options

  • Account Clerk
  • Accounting Technician
  • Accountant Trainee
  • Auditor
  • Bank Employee/Examiner Bookkeeper for:
    • Accounts Payable
    • Accounts Receiveable
    • Full-Charge Bookkeeper
    • General Ledger
  • Certified Public Accountant
    • Cost Accountant
    • Insurance Employment
    • Revenue Agent (FTB/IRS)

Some career options may require more than two years of college study.


  • A traditional course of study in accounting fundamentals, three levels of financial reporting, managerial techniques, state and federal income taxation, cost accounting, and auditing
  • State-of-the-art software and equipment to provide computerized accounting training
  • Internships, work experience with local employers for college units, job shadowing, guest speakers from the accounting industry, and field trips to accounting offices
  • A lab with tutorial assistance