The Accounting Technician is a 172-hour training program designed for people who wish to enter the field of accounting. Selected courses in this program can also be taken individually on a need to learn basis. The curriculum covers computer applications with an emphasis on the computerized accounting package Quick Books Pro for Accounting. Classroom training is designed for administrative assistants, secretaries, and clerks in the fields of payroll, accounting, bookkeeping, accounts payable and accounts receivable.
Ten Key by Touch (16 hours)
Learn to use an electronic calculator through the ten-key by touch method.
Bookkeeping 1 (30 hours)
This course covers the basic principles of double entry bookkeeping as applied to a single proprietorship or a partnership. Topics include debit and credit entries, journal, ledgers, and preparation of financial statements. The focus will be on analyzing, classifying, and recording business transactions. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of the complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliations, and payroll.
Bookkeeping 2 (30 hours)
Topics covered will include specialized journals, uncollectible accounts, notes payable and receivable, inventory, and accrued revenue and expenses as they relate to a corporation.
Beginning Accounting (16 hours)
This course focuses on fundamental accounting concepts and their application in transaction analysis and financial statement preparation including analysis of financial statements for proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations.
QuickBooks 1 (16 hours)
In this course students will create a QuickBook company, add and edit information in company lists, modify one of QuickBooks’ preset charts of accounts, customize QuickBooks’ forms, create customer invoices, receive payments from customers and make bank deposits, write QuickBooks checks, assign the amount to a specific expense or bank account, enter bills into QuickBooks’ accounts payable and pay bills.
QuickBooks 2 (16 hours)
Topics included are: assign reimbursable expenses to customers, open and use registers for any of QuickBooks’ balance sheet accounts, reconcile a QuickBooks checking account, track credit card transactions, work with QuickBooks’ asset and liability accounts, create and customize QuickBooks reports and graphs, track & pay sales tax, manage inventory, and run payroll with QuickBooks.
QuickBooks 3 (16 hours)
Advanced course that will further the student’s knowledge of QuickBooks.
Spreadsheet Application for Accounting (16 hours)
The student will learn how to use spreadsheets in accounting to solve accounting problems. Topics will include terminology, basic commands to create and save a file, how to write formulas, and how to perform mathematical calculations. Also covered is worksheet editing, formatting, and printing.
Database Application for Accounting (16 hours)
The student will learn how to use databases in accounting to solve accounting problems. Topics include how to create a database, input/change/delete data, and sort and retrieve selected data. Topics will also include modifying database tables, validating data, and gathering data from external sources.