Accounting Paraprofessional


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2013 - 2014 Academic Catalog

Accounting Paraprofessional

  • Advanced Skill Set Certificate

Lawler, Nancy

Assistant Dean, School of Business Aviation & Technology
Program Coordinator, Office Management & Technology
Coordinator/Contact, Electrical Utility Technology
Professor, Office Management and Technology
202b Engineering Technology Building
Locust Avenue Campus, Fairmont
Program Purpose: 

The Accounting Paraprofessional Advanced Skill Set helps to prepare students to perform bookkeeping functions in business offices. These functions could include payroll, accounts payable/receivable, purchase orders, inventory control records, and sales records.

For Accounting Associate of Applied Science Degree see “Business Technology”

Student Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this Skill Set, completers will be able to do the following:

  • Perform entry-level accounting procedures
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Excel and QuickBooks software

Both traditional and non-traditional students who would like to gain skills specifically applicable to the growing field of accounting would benefit from this Skill Set. Enhanced skills could be used for job advancement as well as new employment opportunities.

Many students choose to continue their education toward an Associate degree after completion of the Advanced Skill Set Certificate.

Notice to Students: 

This program alone does not qualify for financial aid.  Students seeking financial aid eligible degrees may incorporate the classes as electives when their schedule allows or may declare an Associate or Certificate of Applied Science degree major of study in which the courses are embedded.

For Accounting Associate of Applied Science Degree see "Business Technology".

Program Total Credit Hours: 
18 CHs

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