Computerized Accounting Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit


Campus Locations: Vidalia, Swainsboro
The Computerized Accounting Specialist technical certificate provides students with skills needed to perform a variety of accounting applications using accounting software and practical accounting procedures. The certificate emphasizes principles of accounting, computerized accounting, spreadsheet fundamentals, and basic computer skills.

Requirements

  • Submit a completed application;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.

Program Costs

Costs are estimates and are subject to change.

  • Tuition/Fees: $1,847
  • Books/Supplies: $761
Curriculum Outline (21 hours)
Occupational Courses (21 hours) 21
ACCT 1100

(Prerequisite: Program admission) Introduces the basic financial accounting concepts of the complete accounting cycle and provides the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a sole proprietorship. Topics include: accounting vocabulary and concepts, the accounting cycle for a personal service business, the accounting cycle for a merchandising business, inventory, cash control, and receivables. Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.

4
ACCT 1105

(Prerequisite: ACCT 1100) Introduces the intermediate financial accounting concepts that provide the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a partnership and corporation. Topics include: Fixed and Intangible Assets, Current and Long-Term Liabilities (Notes Payable), Payroll, Accounting for a Corporation, Statement of Cash Flows, and Financial Statement Analysis. Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class

4
ACCT 1115

(Prerequisite: ACCT 1100, COMP 1000) Emphasizes operation of computerized accounting systems from manual input forms. Topics include: company creation (service and merchandising), chart of accounts, customers transactions, vendors transactions, banking activities, merchandise inventory, employees and payroll, and financial reports. Laboratory work includes theoretical and technical application.

3
COMP 1000

This course introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include introductions to computer and digital terminology and usage, operating systems, Internet and digital communication, word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, database applications, and presentation applications.

3
XXX xxxAccounting Elective (3 hours) 3
Choose One (4 hours) 4
ACCT 1120

(Prerequisite: COMP 1000) This course covers the knowledge and skills to use spreadsheet software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and projects. Topics and assignments will include: spreadsheet concepts, creating and manipulating data, formatting data and content, creating and modifying formulas, presenting data visually and collaborating and securing data.

4
BUSN 1410

(Prerequisite: COMP 1000 or Guided Elective) This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use spreadsheet software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Topics and assignments will include: spreadsheet concepts, creating and manipulating data, formatting data and content, creating and modifying formulas, presenting data visually, and collaborating and securing data.

4
Approved Electives: ACCT 1110, ACCT 1125, ACCT 1130, ACCT 2140, ACCT 2100, ACCT 2105, ACCT 2110, ACCT 2115, ACCT 2120, ACCT 2135, ACCT 2130, ACCT 2145, ACCT 2150, ACCT 2155
Faculty
Advisor

Accounting Instructor
Swainsboro Campus - Building 2, Office 2113/2114

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