Accounting Operations

The accounting field is very diverse.  Bookkeepers and accountants work in a variety of industries including fashion, law, government, entertainment, sports, telecommunications and marketing.  Students learn about manual and computerized accounting systems.  After graduating, students are ready to work in record keeping or go on to advanced training at the college level.

Program Offered At
Potential Industry Certifications / Credentials

Areas of Study

  • Topics covered include Accounting Careers, Ethics in Accounting, Basic Accounting Cycle, Accounting for a Payroll System, Accounting Legalities, and Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures.
  • Double-entry accounting principles; methods of recording business transactions; preparation and analysis of various documents and financial statements; payroll records and tax forms; accounting control systems; account and transaction analysis; inventory methods; the aging process; depreciation; and the application of accounting principles to various entities.
  • Technology is a cornerstone that reinforces and enhances classroom and laboratory lessons.
  • Project-based activities solidify student understanding of the diverse field of Accounting.
  • Students who complete this program will have the opportunity to become certified in QuickBooks.

Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)
Labor Market Information

This program supports students' college and career readiness. Students are college and career ready when they have the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation needed to enroll and succeed in college credit-bearing courses within an associate or bachelor degree program without the need for remediation. Students need these same attributes and levels of achievement to enter and succeed in post-secondary workforce education or to enter a career path offering a living wage and future advancement.