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Gain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the field of accounting.

Certificate of Applied Science in Bookkeeping

Students in the Bookkeeping program at Gallatin College MSU prepare for entry level accounting-related positions used by a variety of businesses. Using the language of business, Bookkeeping students assemble, analyze, process and communicate essential information about financial operations and have opportunities to do so in public or private sectors. Upon completion of the Bookkeeping certificate, students will be prepared to work in public, private, or governmental agencies in accounting and bookkeeping related roles. 

The Bookkeeping program is part of Gallatin College MSU, southwest Montana’s two-year college.



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Unique Opportunities
At Gallatin College MSU, students are offered hands-on experiences in labs, studios, teaching farms and in the surrounding wilderness.

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Ten Years of Excellence
Gallatin College MSU has been providing an accessible, student-centered education that supports individuals’ personal and professional goals since 2009.

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Personalized Experience
At Gallatin College, a combination of small class sizes, hands-on education and training and highly qualified instructors with relevant industry experience makes for a student-centered approach focused on success and goal fulfillment.




Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Bookkeeping students at Gallatin College MSU go into careers such as:

  • Accounting Clerks
  • Accounting Technician
  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounting Support Personnel
  • Payroll Assistance

To explore more career possibilities, Gallatin College MSU has a variety of resources available to help with navigating the job search process, including career services and internal job postings.