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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.

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


 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.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Monday, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, 5 weeks, 4/14-5/19 (no class 4/21)

Location: Riverwalk

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

CRN: 325 Course Number: SBPD1145 Section: RWA


 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 1-8 covered in Fundamentals I and II).


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.

*Offered fall 2014