Accounting & Bookkeeping
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. (Accounting, 25th edition by Warren/Reeve/Duchac, ISBN# 9781133607601. Use e-chapter purchase option; chapters 1-4, 6-7, & 9-10 covered in Fundamentals I and II).
Dates/Time: Monday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 5 wks, 1/25 to 2/29 (no class 2/15)
CRN: 159 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.
Dates/Time: Monday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 5 wks, 3/14 to 4/11
CRN: 160 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.
Dates/Time: Monday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 5 weeks, 4/25 to 5/23
Cost: $285 + $48 materials fee + $10 capital fee
CRN: 161 Course Number: SBPD1145 Section: RWA
Individual Tax Accounting I and II NEW!
Gain a basic understanding of federal tax laws with emphasis on personal tax returns and related schedules. Learn about calculation of adjusted gross income, deductions, exemptions, calculation of tax and more. This information packed class uses a hands-on approach to cover the various tax forms; although the use of computer applications will be discussed, no computer knowledge is required as no computer programs will be used. Required book can be purchased at
Instructor: Cheryl Dick (see above for bio)
Individual Tax Accounting Part I
Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 1/21 to 2/25
Cost: $339 fee
CRN: 162 Course Number: SBPD1168 Section: RWA
Individual Tax Accounting Part II
Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:00 p.m. t 9:00 p.m., 3/3 to 4/7
Cost: $339 fee
CRN: 163 Course Number: SBPD1169 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: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 3 weeks, 5/4 to 5/18
Cost: $350 fee
CRN: 197 Course Number: SBPD1165 Section: RWA
PART II: Small Business, Corporations, Partnerships and Trusts
Dates/Times: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 6 weeks, 6/8 to 7/20 (no class 7/6)
Cost: $700 fee
CRN: 198 Course Number: SBPD1166 Section: RWA
PART III: Ethics, Practice and Representation
Dates/Times: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 3 weeks, 8/10 to 8/24
Cost: $350 fee
CRN: 199 Course Number: SBPD1167 Section: RWA