Business Administration & Bookkeeping

Broaden your knowledge and increase the job opportunities available to you by adding electronic accounting to your list of skill sets. This program provides students with the essential knowledge and proficiency needed to obtain an administrative office position in most business environments.

Our hands-on training teaches students computer system components and functionality, the Windows® desktop and file management system, Microsoft® Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and accounting with Bookkeeping and QuickBooks.


The Business Administration & Bookkeeping Program is comprised of a variety of courses, which will provide the student with invaluable knowledge and skills to succeed in an office environment.  Comprehensive instruction is provided in major Microsoft and accounting applications in the Windows environment.  Students will receive comprehensive instruction in fundamental bookkeeping and business office skills.

To enhance these skills, students will improve their business writing skills and understand the need for strong ethical and professional standards in a business office setting. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will have gained the necessary knowledge to obtain an entry-level position in any business office setting: law firms, accounting firms, health care organizations, financial institutions, education institutions, and any other small businesses that utilize office application skills. Also, the student may be able to obtain a position within an organization that utilizes the bookkeeping and accounting skills taught in this program.


The Business Administration & Bookkeeping program consists of 29 semester credit hours and can be completed in as few as 33 weeks in Dorchester/Milton, or 39 weeks in Woburn (65 weeks for evening only classes).

COMP 132 Computer Essentials 1.5
COMP 135 Microsoft PowerPoint 1.0
COMP 141 Microsoft Word 4.0
COMP 143 Microsoft Excel 4.0
BAS 111 Business English Writing 1.5
BAS 112 Business Etiquette 1.0
BAS 115 Bookkeeping I 3.5
BAS 205 Bookkeeping II 2.5
BAS 210 QuickBooks I 3.5
BAS 211 QuickBooks II 3.5
BAS 212 QuickBooks III 2.0
CPL 311 Career Development 1.0
TOTAL   29


Upon course completion, students will be able to perform in a business support environment with the knowledge and ability to:

  • Create, format, edit and merge documents and letters
  • Understand business applications, profit calculations, payroll, banking, interest calculations, insurance, taxes, and other business topics.
  • Create and provide a multitude of spreadsheet designs to suit a variety of business needs.
  • Define and apply generally accepted bookkeeping principles and skills.
  • Prepare financial statements.
  • Understand the types of information required and maintained in a business/office setting, enter financial information and record it in QuickBooks.  
  • Recognize and apply basic ethical terms and concepts.

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