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All organizations including government, service businesses, public accounting firms, and manufacturing companies require individuals who can keep systematic and up-to-date records of business transactions. This one-year program trains students in basic accounting for sole-proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Students also study income tax preparation for individuals, payroll accounting, and computerized accounting, and then can choose to specialize in business taxation or business spreadsheet applications. This one-year program can also be easily transferred into the two-year associate degree accounting program.
Employment prospects for accounting assistants are always good, with graduates finding employment in a wide range of business settings. Their education in the operation of high-tech office equipment and general office procedures meet present and future needs of today’s office. Graduates are finding jobs in a variety of areas such as:
- Account Clerk
- Office Assistant
- Tax Accountant
- Payroll Accountant
- Accounts Receivable/Payable Clerk
Is This Occupation for You?
Students entering the Accounting Professional program should:
- enjoy working with detail.
- have a background or interest in mathematics, communications, and accounting.
- like system and order.
At the completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Journalize basic business transactions from source documents in special journals and registers.
- Post data from journals and registers to the general ledger and maintain accuracy utilizing subsidiary ledgers.
- Prepare basic financial statements, documents, and reports using appropriate technology.
- Accurately complete payroll records and reports.
- Accurately complete income tax forms (federal and state) for individuals.
- Utilize computers and ten-key printing calculators as they apply to the accounting profession.
- Utilize manual and computerized accounting systems.
- Communicate through reading, writing, and speaking in an appropriate proficient manner.
- Work with others in a variety of situations.
- Act professionally and ethically.
- Technical diploma - one year or more to complete
- Day and evening classes
- High school articulation courses accepted
- Financial aid available
- Classes start in August or January
- Associate degree accounting program can be completed in one additional year
- Modified plan available
Helpful Academic Background
- Good math skills
- High school accounting
- Consumer math
Program Admission Requirements
- Complete required assessment testing.
- Complete the application form.
- Interview with counselor.
- Pay a $30 nonrefundable application fee.
- Submit high school and any post-secondary transcripts.
- Students may re-apply to be admitted to a program for which they initially do not meet the Student Academic Achievement Plan (SAAP) criteria after they follow the additional courses and alternate program sequence prescibed for them.
Please contact Student Services at 800.362.3322, Ext. 2354, or email email@example.com for current fee information.
A Program Fee list is provided (please note the costs are approximate and based on the current academic year).
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