The primary objective is to prepare graduates for entry level positions in the business office environment as Bookkeepers, Accounting Assistants, or Account Representatives.
Module 1: Intro to Office Environment
This course is a detailed presentation of microcomputer hardware and software and the Window operating system and environment. Students learn computer components and terminologies and how to operate the computer and peripherals. Students also learn how to create simple documents using word processing software and how to effectively use the internet and writing email.
Understanding the Office Environment
This course covers the basic aspects and protocols required for success in the office environment.
Module 2: Office Automation
Basic Word Processing
This course provides a basic introduction to Word Processing and a basic understanding of Microsoft Word for Windows.
This course provides a basic introduction to the use of spreadsheets in the office setting and a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel for Windows.
Basic Business Writing
This course provides a basic introduction to business writing and correspondence and prepares the student for composing memos, faxes, basic letters, and basic office reports.
Office E-Mail and Internetworking
This course provides a basic introduction to the use office E-Mail and use of the office intranet. A basic understanding of Microsoft Outlook is also covered.
Advanced Internet Use and Navigation
This course covers a basic understanding of navigating the Internet using the popular Netscape and Microsoft Explorer browsers. Basic use of Internet Email, locating and retrieving information, Internet Search Engines, using the World Wide Web, and other popular Internet tools for maximizing results.
Module 3: Microsoft Office
Advanced Microsoft Excel
This course covers the latest features of the latest version of Microsoft Excel for Windows and provides an advanced level understanding of Microsoft Excel for Windows. Students will learn how to create worksheets, macros, charts, and pivot tables. Students will also learn how to maintain and manage lists of information. Students are taught how to create charts to graphically represent worksheet data, and how to maintain and manage lists. The course will also cover in detail how to customize their work areas and create advanced formulas. They will also explore worksheet troubleshooting techniques and multiple file linking options. Students will investigate worksheet analysis tools, importing/exporting data, troubleshooting techniques and compatibility with other applications.
This course is an introduction to the use of a database program including database structure, editing, data retrieving, filtering, querying, and producing meaningful reports.
This course introduces the students to the main concepts of database management systems, presenting Microsoft Access as a database package. It includes topics such as creating a data file, sorting, indexing, creating entry forms, creating labels and reports, using functions, using memory variables, work areas, accessing information in different data files related to each other. The student will also learn about database programming covering topics such as loops, control statements, procedures, functions, menu driven application designs, etc. Upon completion of this module students will be able to create and maintain a database. They will also be able to write multiple module database programs.
Module 4 Principals of Accounting
Introduction to application of fundamental accounting terms, concepts, principles, and procedures. Students will also learn accounting for payroll, cash, sales and purchases, and financial statement preparation.
This course includes a detailed presentation of Computerized Accounting. The course will prepare the student to perform the basic activities and principles of accounting. Topics include: accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory control, daily operations fiscal reporting, end of month fiscal reporting, end of year fiscal reporting, etc.
Student will learn how to use Quickbook to setup companies accounting procedure including: Chart of Account, Payroll and Balances, Sales and Payables.
Job Search Workshop
This course covers communications skills, effective resume writing, and job hunting techniques. Students are also taught how to improve their interpersonal skills and how to promote and market their skills using effective interviewing techniques.
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