Get a Jump Start on an Accounting Career

Get a Jump Start on an Accounting Career

North Lake College Management StudentsNorth Lake College’s new accelerated accounting curriculum is designed to get you the skills you need for an entry-level position — in just eight weeks. The all-online courses teach the basics necessary to get a beginning job as a bookkeeper or accounting clerk.

In addition to learning generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), students will gain advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks, practice resume preparation, and develop interviewing and workplace communication skills.

Grow the marketable job skills that get you hired: sign up for the accelerated accounting curriculum today.

Choose your path:

  • Take classes individually to fill gaps in your knowledge, or
  • Complete the full online accelerated accounting curriculum and get a jump start on an accounting career.

What classes can I take, and when?

Session 1 is offered from May 12 through July 7:

  • Principles of Financial Accounting OR Introduction to Accounting I and II
  • Introduction to Computerized Accounting (QuickBooks)
  • Computerized Accounting Applications (Excel for Accountants)

Session 2 is offered from July 11 through September 5:

  • Principles of Financial Accounting OR Introduction to Accounting I and II
  • Introduction to Computerized Accounting (QuickBooks)
  • Computerized Accounting Applications (Excel for Accountants)

Why study accounting?

Due to a shortage of qualified bookkeepers and billing clerks, employment in this field continues to grow nationwide.

After completing the accelerated accounting curriculum, students will also have the knowledge for QuickBooks Certified User certification and a Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate in Excel, both industry-recognized credentials. If desired, you can continue your studies and pursue an Accounting Associate of Applied Sciences Degree or a certificate to work as an accounting assistant or clerk.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that bookkeeping and billing clerks make an average salary of $37,250.

Where can I learn more?

Visit our accounting department’s website or contact instructor Stephanie Swaim, sswaim@dcccd.edu.

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