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Accounting & Bookkeeping Fundamentals Certificate Program

Understanding basic accounting principles and maintaining accurate financial records is critical for all business and nonprofit organizations.  This hands-on certificate program provides an overview of basic financial concepts plus QuickBooks and is perfect for anyone interested in starting on this career path, for those who need a refresher and for entrepreneurs managing their own books.  Complete the Fundamentals of Accounting and Bookkeeping I and II plus Computerized Accounting and Bookkeeping Using QuickBooks to earn the certificate of completion.  Students successfully completing this noncredit certificate program may also earn 3 credits (as the equivalent of ACC101) applicable toward their NECC associate degree or certificate program.  Additional courses in Excel and QuickBooks also strongly recommended.  Bring pencil, eraser and calculator to Fundamentals I and II courses.  Bring flash drive to Computerized Accounting & Bookkeeping Using QuickBooks course.

Instructor: Cheryl Dick, experienced NECC accountant and instructor with an M.S. in Accounting


Fundamentals of Accounting and Bookkeeping I

Learn essential terms and concepts related to starting an accounting system, understand debits and credits, classify items as assets, liabilities, equity, revenue/sales and expenditures.  Use practice scenarios and complete basic procedures such as journalizing entries and posting transactions to a general ledger. The book is available for online purchase here. (Use e-chapter purchase option; chapters 1-10 covered in Fundamentals I and II).

Course Information

Dates/Time: Monday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 5 wks, 1/26 to 3/2 (no class 2/16)

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $285

CRN: 108 Course Number: SBPD1143 Section: RWA


Fundamentals of Accounting and Bookkeeping II

Explore the bookkeeping and accounting cycle, cash systems, creating and understanding financial reports.  Learn to create a Trial Balance and Post-Closing Trial Balance, understand an Income Statement and Balance Sheet as well as adjusting entries and bank statement reconciliation. This course requires completion of the Fundamentals of Accounting and Bookkeeping I and uses the same book.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Monday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 5 wks, 3/9 to 4/6

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $285

CRN: 109 Course Number: SBPD1144 Section: RWA

 


Computerized Accounting and Bookkeeping Using QuickBooks

Develop a working familiarity of QuickBooks 2012 in this hands-on course and then use this financial software application to apply what you have learned in Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals I and II.  This course requires completion of Accounting and Bookkeeping  Fundamentals I and II plus some working familiarity with computers in a Windows environment.  Students must bring flash drive to class.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Monday, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, 5 weeks, 4/13 to 5/18 (no class 4/20)

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $285 + $48 materials fee + $10 capital fee

CRN: 110 Course Number: SBPD1145 Section: RWA

 


Enrolled Agent (EA) Exam Review Program

This practical program will prepare you to take and pass the Special Enrollment Exam to become an Enrolled Agent (EA) which enables you to not only prepare and sign tax returns but also represent your clients in dealings with state and federal tax authorities.  Perfect for tax preparers interested in expanding their careers and income potential or for individuals with a strong finance and taxation background, the program includes a review of tax laws and other critical info, lively classroom discussion, extensive written material, an online review program, practice tests and proven test taking strategies so you’ll feel more confident and maximize the probability that you will pass the first time.  Each module covers different parts of the Special Enrollment Exam.  Instructors are Enrolled Agents with extensive tax preparation and instructional experience invested in helping you successfully join their ranks.  Note: some internships and/or employment may be available for students passing all 3 exams.  Fee includes materials.  Not eligible for tuition waivers.

PART I: Individual Tax

Dates/Times: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 3 weeks, 4/28 to 5/12

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $350 fee

CRN: 253 Course Number: SBPD1165 Section: RWA


PART II: Small Business, Corporations, Partnerships and Trusts

Dates/Times: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 6 weeks, 5/26 to 6/30

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $700 fee

CRN: 254 Course Number: SBPD1166 Section: RWA


PART III: Ethics, Practice and Representation

Dates/Times: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 3 weeks, 7/14 to 7/28

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $350 fee

CRN: 255 Course Number: SBPD1167 Section: RWA