Office Accounting Specialist

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The 550-hour Certificate Office Accounting Specialist program is designed to provide a strong foundation in general office accounting skills and computer applications. The program will prepare the students for an entry-level to one-year-of-experience position in several areas, as well as increase the student’s potential for advancement. Developing computer skills and attitudes necessary to succeed on the job is the program objective.  This certificate program emphasizes the fundamentals to ensure that students are capable of performing the work, and also provides training to interpret, project, and analyze the numbers to favorably position the company for financial success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:

  •          Use bookkeeping software, online spreadsheets, and databases
  •          Enter (post) financial transactions into the appropriate computer software
  •          Receive and record cash, checks, and vouchers
  •          Put costs (debits) and income (credits) into the software, assigning each to an appropriate account
  •          Produce reports, such as balance sheets (costs compared with income), income statements, and totals by account
  •          Check for accuracy in figures, postings, and reports
  •          Reconcile or note and report any differences they find in the records

 

CAREERS:

After completing the office accounting program, graduates can work in a variety of positions, including Accounting Specialist, Auditor, Accounts Payable/Receivable, and Payroll Processor, Warehouse Clerk, Inventory Control, Assistant Controller, Accounting Clerk, Accounting Assistant, Office Administrator.

 

Prerequisite: none

40 hours/week: 15 Weeks

20 hours/week: 30 Weeks

 

Course Code

Course Name

Units

Clock Hours

ACCT101

Accounting Principles

20

200

ACCT102

Computerized Accounting

20

200

BUS103

Word Processing

5

50

BUS104

Electronic Spreadsheet (Excel)

100

100