QuickBooks/Bookkeeping & Office Administration

This course will introduce you to QuickBooks and accounting, the language of business. You will learn how to read, understand, and use one of the most utilized software packages in today's professional environment. These skills will help you make more informed decisions using financial information.

QuickBooks allows small and medium-sized businesses to track basic transactions, such as sales receipts, checks and invoices. QuickBooks lets businesses perform bookkeeping without seeking assistance from outside sources, such as independent accountants. In addition, businesses can choose to hire a QuickBooks bookkeeping expert to help them keep their financial data organized.

The course is also designed to provide an understanding of bookkeeping and accounting fundamentals for prospective users of corporate financial information, such as investors, creditors, employees, and other stakeholders (e.g., suppliers, customers).   The course focuses on understanding how economic events such as operating activities, corporate investments, and financing transactions are recorded in the three main financial statements (i.e., the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows).  Students will also learn how bookkeeping and accounting standards affect the financial reporting process.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The QuickBooks/Bookkeeping Office Specialist program is made up of courses that education the student with comprehensive instruction in fundamentals of bookkeeping and QuickBooks accounting software. Some of the topics include maintaining journals, ledgers and monthly reports, adjustments, closings and all types of transactions.  They will also learn to use basic accounting principles and equations, record various types of transactions, manage income and expenses and record assets and liabilities.

They will be introduced to payroll processing, time and billing expenses, budgeting, forecasting, year-end procedures and recordkeeping.  Upon successful completion of this program, the students 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.

COURSE OUTLINE

The QuickBooks/Bookkeeping & Office Administration program consists of 15 semester credit hours and can be completed in as few as 17 weeks (33 weeks for evening only classes).

COURSE NAME CREDITS
BAS 115 Bookkeeping I 3.5
BAS 205 Bookkeeping II 2.5
BAS 210 QuickBooks I 3.5
BAS 211 QuickBooks II 3.5
BAS212 QuickBooks III 2.0
TOTAL   15

OBJECTIVES

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

  • 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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