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Small Business Bookkeeping Certificate

Certificate Number 901011

This certificate is designed for the person seeking new or additional training in the area of managing the accounting records for a small business. All courses in this certificate are delivered Self-paced, TCA (Technical College of the Air video course), or Online in addition to on-campus classes.

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Manage accounting records on the computer using Quickbooks software.
. Create spreadsheets.
. Prepare payroll.
. Manage receivables and payables.


Enrollment in some courses requires an Academic Skills Assessment (Compass) with appropriate benchmark scores. See course descriptions for detail; equivalent assessment scores are acceptable. To learn more about these assessments and benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
Students who plan to ladder to Accounting Assistant should enroll in 10-101-189 Accounting Applying Quickbooks.
Students who plan to ladder to the Accounting Associate Degree should enroll in 10-105-101 Career Planning during the first 2 semesters.

Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:

. 101011, Accounting
. 311011, Accounting Assistant


Catalog No. Description Credits

10-101-110 Accounting 1
10-101-105 Accounting-Computer Ledger
10-101-151 Accounting-Payroll
10-101-190 Accounting-QuickBooks
10-101-189 Accounting-Applying Quickbooks
10-804-123 Math w Business Applications
10-103-131 Micro: Excel-Intro
10-103-132 Micro: Excel-Part 2
10-103-121 Micro: Word-Intro

Certificate Total

Course Descriptions

10-101-110 Accounting 1...accounting principles, financial statements, business transactions, accounting cycles/systems, specialized journals, accounting for cash and receivables for sole proprietorships in service or merchandising businesses.

10-101-105 Accounting-Computer Ledger...applications on calculators or keypad such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percent, and computers using Microsoft Excel. (Prerequisites: 10-101-110, Accounting 1; 10-103-131, Micro: Excel-Intro; 10-103-132, Micro: Excel-Part 2 )

10-101-151 Accounting-Payroll...payroll and personnel records, social security, withholding tax, unemployment compensation, time sheets and time-keeping records, and legal aspects of payroll. (Prerequisite: 10-101-110, Accounting 1)

10-101-190 introductory course in using QuickBooks to create vendor/employee accounts, invoices, budgets, profit/loss statements, balance sheets, A/R, A/P, journals, graphs.

10-101-189 Accounting-Applying Quickbooks...learners will be introduced to basic and advanced features of Quickbooks and will apply skills in realistic business simulations including creating accounts, invoicing, budgeting, preparing statements, journalizing and graphing. (Prerequisite: 10-101-110, Accounting 1)

10-804-123 Math w Business Apps...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Compass Pre-Algebra=27 or ACT-Math score=15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Compass-Reading=70 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent)

10-103-131 Micro: Excel-Intro...creating a worksheet, enhancing worksheet appearance, moving and copying data, using formulas and functions, creating charts and using clip art. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics.

10-103-132 Micro: Excel-Part 2...advanced formatting techniques and functions, working with templates, collaborating with multiple Excel users, creating macros, Excel's database features and analysis tools. (Corequisite: 10-103-131, Micro: Excel-Intro)

10-103-121 Micro: Word-Intro...word processing basics including creating, revising, formatting, printing; sections, tabs, multiple-page numbering; manipulating text; creating headers/footers; creating/formatting tables, graphics; and merging documents. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics.

For more information, please contact: The Business & Information Technology Department,(920) 498-5435 or (800) 422-NWTC, extension 5435,or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.