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Small Business Bookkeeping Certificate

Program Code: 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 Video Conference, Online or In Person. All credits from this certificate may be applied toward the Accounting associate degree or the Accounting Assistant technical diploma.

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Certificate Completers will be able to

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

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

• 101011, Accounting
• 311011, Accounting Assistant

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Curriculum
Catalog No. Description
Credits
10-101-105 ACCOUNTING-COMPUTER LEDGER ...applications on computers using Microsoft Excel. (Prerequisites: 10-101-110, Accounting 1; 10-103-131, Micro: Excel-Intro; 10-103-132, Micro: Excel-Part 2 )
10-101-110 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.
10-101-151 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 ACCOUNTING-QUICKBOOKS ...an introductory course in using QuickBooks to create vendor/employee accounts, invoices, budgets, profit/loss statements, balance sheets, A/R, A/P, journals, graphs.
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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)
10-103-121 MICRO: WORD-INTRODUCTION ...basic fundamentals of Microsoft Word word processing.
10-103-131 MICRO: EXCEL-INTRODUCTION ...basic fundamentals of MS Excel spreadsheet software.
10-103-132 MICRO: EXCEL-ADVANCED ...advanced features of MS Excel spreadsheets.
10-804-134 MATHEMATICAL REASONING ...This course provides an alternative pathway to earning credit for a college level liberal arts mathematics course. All college students, regardless of their college major, need to be able to make reasonable decisions about fiscal, environmental, and health issues that require quantitative reasoning skills. An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course is not designed for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) students and/or others who require calculus. (Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA above 2.6 or satisfactory reading and math assessment scores OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR the appropriate Corequisite/s: 10-831-102, English Composition Prep; 10-834-102, Fundamentals of Math)
Certificate Total
16
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Note

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.

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