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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

Lori Capra, NECC adjunct faculty with a MS degree in Accounting

Accounting & Bookkeeping Courses

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 at the NECC Bookstore. (Accounting, 27th edition by Warren/Reeve/Duchac, ISBN# 978-1-337-27209-4.  It can also be purchased at Amazon.com.

Course Information

January 29 to February 26, Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, 5 weeks

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, 5 weeks, 1/29 to 2/26
Location:Haverhill
Cost: $239
CRN: 261 Course Number: SBPD1143 Section: OWA

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

March 12 to April 9, Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, 5 weeks

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, 5 weeks, 3/12 to 4/9
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $239
CRN: 262 Course Number: SBPD1144 Section: OWA

Computerized Accounting and Bookkeeping Using QuickBooks

Develop a working familiarity of QuickBooks 2015 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

April 16 to May 14, Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, 5 weeks

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, 5 weeks, 4/16 to 5/14
Location:Haverhill
Cost: $239 + $37 materials fee + $10 capital fee
CRN: 263 Course Number: SBPD1145 Section: OWA

Payroll Accounting Certificate Program

Gain firsthand experience and the thorough foundation you need for success in calculating payroll, completing payroll taxes, and preparing payroll records and reports. Focusing on practical applications rather than theory, you’ll have opportunities to practice concepts with useful, hands-on exercises using relevant, detailed examples and real life business applications.

Complete all three parts to earn the certificate of completion. Required book information for Parts I, II & III – Payroll Accounting 2019 (with CengageNOW™ v2, 1 term Printed Access Card) Loose Leaf Version, 27th edition, ISBN# 978-1-337-61976-9 and can be purchased on Amazon.com or the Cengagebrain website.

Instructor

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

Payroll Accounting Courses

Payroll Accounting Part I

Course Information

January 28 to March 4 (no class 2/18), Monday, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 5 weeks

Dates/Time: Monday, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 5 weeks, 1/28 to 3/4 (no class 2/18)
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $285
CRN: 266 Course Number: SBPD1176 Section: OWA

Payroll Accounting Part II

Course Information

March 18 to April 15, Monday, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 5 weeks

Dates/Time: Monday, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 5 weeks, 3/18 to 4/15
Location:Haverhill
Cost: $285
CRN: 267 Course Number: SBPD1177 Section: OWA

Payroll Accounting Part III

Course Information

April 22 to May 13, Monday, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 4 weeks

Dates/Times: Monday, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 4 weeks, 4/22 to 5/13
Location:Haverhill
Cost: $229
CRN: 268 Course Number: SBPD1178 Section: OWA

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