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FREE Career Program for English Language Learners

Accounting and QuickBooks Certificate Program

September 2020 to March 2021, 20 weeks-20 hours per week.

The program develops:

  • English language skills for accounting careers and civic engagement
  • Math, digital literacy, accounting skills 
  • Your employment portfolio and job readiness skills
  • QuickBooks Online training and certification
  • Advising and support services

Successful completers;

  • will improve their English, academic and occupational skills.
  • may earn 3 credits toward an NECC certificate or associate degree.


  • Intermediate or higher level (SPL 4/5) English
  • High School Diploma
  • 20 hours per week, 20 weeks commitment

Classes Meeting Times

Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm; classes will be conducted online.

Information Sessions:

Wednesdays, 4:00 to 5:00 pm, via Zoom, July 8, July 22, Aug 5, Aug 19, 2020.  Please email to register. 

Can’t attend a Zoom session?  Please email for an appointment.

Contact Us

Alisa Povenmire, Coordinator



This program is funded with a grant from the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Student Success

Mari Vargas Testimonial Accounting Program

Mari Vargas, Accounting Program

My name is Mari Vargas. I am from Dominican Republic, and I have been in the United States for almost 6 years. I heard about the Business and Accounting Fundamentals Program in my English class, and I knew the program was for me because I am interested in a degree in Accounting.

When the program started, I thought it would be hard for me because my English skills were not very strong, but the instructors made my path through the program easy. This program improved my English a lot and helped me to open my mind to educate more myself. I learned Accounting basics, Math, QuickBooks, Civics, and Computer Literacy in only 5 months. This program also taught me how to make an effective resume and they connected me with some employers.

At the end of the program, I earned a certificate in Accounting and Bookkeeping, and I became a QuickBooks Certified User. I really recommend the program; you will love it and love the people there. I made a close relationship with all my classmates. I learned about different cultures from them, and we became like a family with no difference.

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