Accounting and Payroll Specialist

Get trained in as few as three months to become an entry-level bookkeeper, accounting clerk or payroll specialist. This program will prepare you for the Intuit QuickBooks* certification as well as the National Bookkeeper Association’s Bookkeeper Certification*, and demonstrates to prospective employers that you have the essential computer and manual skills to help handle daily transactions and keep the office finances flowing.  Earning more than $17 an hour on average, accounting and payroll specialists can work in any industry. 

To earn this certificate, students must successfully complete the following courses within a two-year period.  

*Additional Testing required for certifications.

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Take the following courses in order starting with Accounting Essentials

Accounting Essentials

ID: CEOFF-623

Master basic record-keeping procedures including: journalizing transactions, posting to a ledger, and preparing a trial balance and financial statement. The accounting cycle will also be covered in detail. You will gain an understanding of key financial and operational measures.

  • Total Hours: 66.00
  • CEUs: 6.60
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Accounting Essentials - Online

ID: CEOFF-634

Master basic record-keeping procedures including: journalizing transactions, posting to a ledger, and preparing a trial balance and financial statement. The accounting cycle will also be covered in detail. You will gain an understanding of key financial and operational measures.

  • Total Hours: 66.00
  • CEUs: 6.60
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Take one of the following:

Payroll Preparation Essentials

ID: CEOFF-624

This hands-on course will lead you through the complete payroll process cycle. You will calculate earnings and deductions, analyze payroll transactions, record accurate journal entries, and complete necessary forms. This course is also for the existing payroll professional as a way to refresh your knowledge and bring you up to date.

  • Total Hours: 6.00
  • CEUs: 0.60
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Payroll Preparation Essentials - Online

ID: CEOFF-635

This hands-on course will lead you through the complete payroll process cycle. You will calculate earnings and deductions, analyze payroll transactions, record accurate journal entries and complete necessary forms. This course is also for the existing payroll professional as a way to refresh your knowledge and bring you up to date.

  • Total Hours: 6.00
  • CEUs: 0.60
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Take one of the following

Excel, Introduction

ID: CESDS-602

Learn how to create effective and efficient worksheets using formulas, common functions, formatting and printing.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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Excel, Introduction - Online

ID: CESDS-682

Learn how to create effective and efficient worksheets using formulas, common functions, formatting and printing.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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Take one of the following:

Excel, Intermediate

ID: CESDS-610

Learn specialized functions, like IF, COUNTIF, and DSUM and how to more effectively analyze, sort, filter data, create outlines, subtotals, range names, and work with tables. Display data more visually in charts, Pivot tables and charts and work with slicers and templates.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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Excel, Intermediate - Online

ID: CESDS-683

Learn specialized functions, like IF, COUNTIF and DSUM and how to more effectively analyze, sort, filter data, create outlines, subtotals, range names, and work with tables. Display data more visually in charts, Pivot tables and charts and work with slicers and templates.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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Take one of the following:

Business Math

ID: CEFIN-512

Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of everyday math - the kind used most frequently in the workplace and at home. Learn practical applications for dealing with percentages, formulas, and the graphics and statistics that are present in everyday activity. Perfect even in you only need a refresher.

  • Total Hours: 8.00
  • CEUs: 0.80
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Business Math - Online

ID: CEFIN-518

Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of everyday math - the kind used most frequently in the workplace and at home. Learn practical applications for dealing with percentages, formulas, and the graphics and statistics that are present in everyday activity. Perfect even in you only need a refresher.

  • Total Hours: 8.00
  • CEUs: 0.80
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Take all of the following:

Introduction to Computers

ID: CEBEG-582

Ideal for beginners who want to become computer literate. Course topics include hardware, software, internet, and email.

  • Total Hours: 6.00
  • CEUs: 0.60
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QuickBooks

ID: CEOFF-638

In this course, you will learn to set up a general ledger and chart of accounts, customize forms, create invoices, and learn how QuickBooks can assist with automating your payroll. Prerequisites: Accounting Essentials and Payroll Preparation Essentials or equivalent knowledge of basic accounting principles.

  • Total Hours: 18.00
  • CEUs: 1.80
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Quickbooks-Online

ID: CEOFF-639

In this course, you will learn to set up a general ledger and chart of accounts, customize forms, create invoices, and learn how QuickBooks can assist with automating your payroll. Prerequisites: Accounting Essentials and Payroll Preparation Essentials or equivalent knowledge of basic accounting principles.

  • Total Hours: 18.00
  • CEUs: 1.80
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Take two of the following:

Computer Typing for Everyone

ID: CEBEG-519

If you use a computer, typing is an invaluable skill that can open doors and enhance your career opportunities. This class will help you get started.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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Organizing Computer Files

ID: CEBEG-534

Do you have trouble organizing digital photos, documents, and downloads on your computer? Learn to use file management in the Windows environment. The topics include creating and working with folders, finding files, cut, copy, paste, and more.

  • Total Hours: 6.00
  • CEUs: 0.60
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Outlook, Introduction

ID: CESCH-708

Make the most of your email communications. Learn to work with contacts and distribution lists. Find out how Outlook tasks can help you get organized, and use the Outlook calendar to keep up with your busy schedule.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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Outlook, Introduction - Online

ID: CESCH-721

Make the most of your email communications. Learn to work with contacts and distribution lists. Find out how Outlook tasks can help you get organized and use the Outlook calendar to keep up with your busy schedule.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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