Program Start Date: Fall or spring terms
Minimum Program Length: 32 academic weeks; 2 terms day, 3 terms evening; 28 credits
Curriculum Code: 70922
Accounting specialist students develop basic accounting skills to analyze, record, summarize and report accounting information. A comprehensive study of payroll accounting procedures, individual income tax procedures, Excel spreadsheet applications, and computerized accounting software applications are included. Students focus on communication, general office procedures and professional development.
Students complete accounting simulations using microcomputers, develop accounting models using Excel spreadsheets, and perform accounting applications using integrated accounting software. Projects are assigned that simulate actual applications in today’s offices, allowing students to develop individual software skills. Effective communication, team building and problem-solving skills will be stressed.
Accounting clerk, payroll clerk, bookkeeper, billing clerk, accounts receivable clerk, accounts payable clerk, office assistant, inventory control clerk, administrative specialist and tax preparer.
Graduates of this program may transfer credits into the Accounting associate degree program.
EEDA Career Cluster:
Government & Public Administration; Business, Management & Administration; Finance