Purpose: The purpose of this program is to provide additional knowledge and skill in basic accounting and bookkeeping for persons seeking immediate employment in the field, for those already employed who want to upgrade skills or for small business owners.
Employment Objectives: Employment opportunities might include accountant’s assistant, bookkeeper, financial records manager, office manager or small business operator.
Potential Certification: A student may elect to take an industry-specific certification exam. The examinations generally require a testing fee paid by the student. After completion of this program, a student will be academically prepared to take the following examinations:
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) - Excel;
Program Learning Outcomes: A student will be able to:
demonstrate ability to reason critically and problem-solve;
describe and use general business knowledge and skills;
apply the principles of financial accounting, managerial accounting, tax accounting, and payroll accounting;
prepare and interpret financial statements;
demonstrate proficiency in personal computer operations and applications;
demonstrate effective written communication skills in a business setting.