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Accounting Assistant/Bookkeeper

The Accounting Assistant/Bookkeeper diploma program prepares students for careers in bookkeeping and accounting. In this program, students develop an excellent background in general accounting and bookkeeping principles with significant emphasis on the use of accounting software. The program covers the latest versions of Sage 50 and QuickBooks, the most popular commercial accounting software used in business today.

Graduates will have well-rounded skills that can easily be adapted to other software programs. In addition to the accounting software, students learn a full set of computer applications that are required to compete in a competitive job market; including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Program Courses

CESO - Career and Employment Strategies
This course will assist students in planning, preparation, and job search execution. Students will prepare personal marketing collateral and will practice a variety of interviewing techniques.
PSKO - Professional Skills
This course is designed to equip students with interpersonal skills identified by employers as essential for success in the professional world. Using a variety of instructional methods including case studies, group exercises, and discussion, students learn and practice key communication skills.
B1068O - Computerized Accounting III with QuickBooks
In this module, students continue to build their knowledge and skills in computerized accounting systems, learning QuickBooks, an easy-to-use and powerful system. Students will learn to set up a new QuickBooks company and manage customer accounts. Students also review and consolidate their understanding of Excel and Word by exporting QuickBooks data into these programs. QuickBooks payroll features are also covered.
SI2O - Computerized Accounting with Sage 50 - Level II
Accounting procedures in a computerized environment are examined using the Payroll, Inventory and Project modules of Sage 50.
SI1O - Computerized Accounting with Sage 50 - Level I
Students will learn accounting procedures in a computerized environment using the General, Payables, Receivables, modules of Sage 50.
BF2O - Bookkeeping and Financial Accounting II
The focus of the level 2 course is on the Merchandising sales, Inventories and Cost of Sales, Accounting Information Systems, Receivables, and Payroll. The use of special journals and subsidiary ledgers in an accounting system coupled with methods of recording and managing retail inventories are examined. Journalizing of payroll entries is included along with recording the purchase and amortization (depreciation) of fixed assets as well as intangible assets.
BF1O - Bookkeeping and Financial Accounting I
This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles and practices of accounting as a device for reporting business activity. It provides the student with an understanding of the underlying theory and principles of accounting. The construction of financial statements as they evolve from business transactions and records is emphasized using the rules of double-entry bookkeeping. In addition, adjusting journal entries and everyday transactions for both service and retail businesses are recorded coupled with the preparation of basic financial statements. Students will have a clear grasp on the introduction to accounting; financial statements and accounting transactions; analyzing and recording transactions; adjusting accounts for financial statements; and completing the accounting cycle and classifying accounts.
MOXO - Microsoft Outlook
Students work with basic and more advanced features of Microsoft Outlook 2007 to manage messages for efficient communication, maintain personal and business contacts, and organize appointments and tasks.
MEXO - Microsoft Excel
This course explores the use of electronic spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2007. This course will present the MS Excel application interface, tools and features. You will learn about the fundamentals of spreadsheets, working with data, formatting cells, working with ranges of data and cells as well as applying functions and formulas to manipulate the data in the rows and columns of a spreadsheet. In addition, you will learn how to present tabular data in a variety of different chart formats. This course relies heavily on hands-on practical activities which allow you to learn the concepts by practicing them on a regular basis.
MWXO - Microsoft Word
This course will present the MS Word application interface, tools and features. You will learn about the fundamentals of word processing, document, paragraph and character formatting, working with templates, lists and tables. This course relies heavily on hands-on practical activities that allow you to learn the concepts by practicing them on a regular basis.
KBF4 - Keyboarding
Students practice basic touch-typing techniques to develop skills in using the keyboard correctly. This course gives the student an introduction to the fundamentals of keyboarding. This course will help the students reinforce their English language skills and develop their ability to key and compose information to develop the proper keyboarding techniques and skills. The gradual pace of this course will help the students develop both speed and accuracy while applying the proper keyboarding techniques and position. Students will also develop their proofreading techniques and improve their word processing techniques in a windows environment.
FCMO - Fundamentals of Computers
This course presents an introductory look at Windows 7 and its interface, tools, and features. You will learn about the fundamentals of navigating and personalizing the interface, organizing files and folders, using media devices, and searching for information. This course relies heavily on practical hands-on activities that allow you to learn the concepts by practicing them on a regular basis.
SSSO - Student Success Strategies
This course will introduce students to skills and concepts that will help them achieve personal, academic, and career success.