Program Name: Comprehensive Accounting and Office Automation with ESL
Credential Awarded: Certificate/Diploma
Accreditation: Manhattan School is licensed and registered by the New York State Education Department and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
Occupations: Bookkeeping, Accounting Assistants, etc.
SOC (Standard Occupational Code): 43-3031
O*Net Online Link: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-3031.00
Tuition and fees: $19,398.00
On-campus room & board: Not Offered
Financial Aid: Federal and State grants available for those who qualify.
This program is designed for individuals who need intensive ESL instruction prior to their career studies. The program offers in-depth instruction in manual and computerized accounting and provides training in a variety of office skills such as typing, data entry, and word processing. Emphasis is placed on Manual Accounting I, II, III. After the student has received the basics in accounting, each student learns Excel and computerized accounting using Peachtree and QuickBooks. The final stage of the program includes a course in career preparation, income tax preparation, and manual and computerized accounting. JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Graduates of Comprehensive Accounting and Office Automation with ESL are ready to assume roles of junior accountants or bookkeepers in business or accounting industries. Graduates are also able to work in industries dealing with payroll, auditing, banking, insurance, tax preparation, accounting and real estate. They also have the opportunity of being employed as an accountant’s assistant to prepare financial statements and reports for partnerships and / or corporate accounting. Additionally, there is the possibility of finding employment with any firms dealing with merchandise inventory, plant assets and depreciations, long-term liabilities and investments and statements of cash flow.
Program Code: AE1500
Total Course of Study: 60 Weeks of a Full Time Student
L100 Intermediate ESL I - 75 hrs
This course is designed to improve the English communication skills of immigrants who have had some exposure to English and who are not absolute beginners. The course reviews basic English grammar usage and emphasizes the parts of speech, spelling, punctuation, and the types of sentence construction.
L105 Intermediate ESL II - 75 hrs
The course emphasizes English conversation and introduces the development of elementary reading and writing skills. The goal of the course is to enable students to write effective sentences and develop conversational skills.
L115 Intermediate ESL III - 75 hrs
The course continues the development of conversation, listening skills, and pronunciation and emphasizes the development of clear, logical writing skills.
Prerequisite: L100 and L105
L125 Advanced ESL I - 75 hrs
In this course, essential grammar and vocabulary are presented in conversational context and are reinforced in reading and writing activities.
Prerequisite: L100, L105, and L115
L135 Advanced ESL II - 75 hrs
This course emphasizes further development in reading comprehension spelling, and the writing of paragraphs on selected topics. Conversational skills are also stimulated through group discussions and short oral presentations. Vocabulary and terminology related to the work environment are also introduced.
Prerequisite: L100, L105, L115, and L125
B201 Business English (Oral Communication) - 75 hrs
This course is designed to develop effective oral communication skills. The course features: listening comprehension, business and accounting vocabulary, oral presentations, telephone techniques, problem solving, paraphrasing, and interviewing skills.
K200 Keyboarding on Microcomputer - 75 hrs
This course is designed to develop knowledge of the keyboard, skill in the use of alpha/numeric keys, centering, use of proofreader's marks, production of short reports, and business letters in block style with speed and accuracy.
B200 Business Organization and Management - 75 hrs
This course provides an understanding of the business environment including management, human resources, marketing, finance, and a general overview of computer system hardware and vocabulary.
B210 Business Mathematics with Calculator - 75 hrs
This course provides an overview of modern office machines, and the use of an electronic desktop calculator to solve problems in these areas: fractions, decimals, bank and sales records, markup and mark down, interest, credit, discounts, insurance and taxes.
A200 Manual Accounting I - 75 hrs
This course is an introduction to accounting with math review. The course covers the accounting cycle, chart of accounts, journals, worksheets with adjustments, financial reports and closing entries.
B202 Business English (Written Communication) - 75 hrs
This course is designed to develop effective written communication skills. The course features the study of the correct usage of grammar, spelling, punctuation, business letters, memos, and short reports.
G005 Computer Concepts - 75 hrs
This course introduces students to computers and their impact on business and industry. The course covers computer functions, and gives basic computer skills.
A210 Computerized Accounting with Excel - 75 hrs
This course provides an introduction to Excel. After studying spreadsheet concepts, students learn how to enter numbers and text, use Excel menus, create and save spreadsheets, and build a financial model. Students are also introduced to the Excel Database and graphic capabilities.
A220 Manual Accounting II - 75 hrs
This course includes banking procedures and control of cash, payroll concepts and procedures, the employer's tax responsibilities, handling sales and purchases, preparing a worksheet for a merchandise company, and completion of the accounting cycle for a merchandise company.
A230 Computerized Accounting with Quickbooks - 75 hrs
This course introduces students to a popular, integrated software accounting package, Quickbooks. The course covers the Quickbooks command structure and modules, and students learn how to create files, and enter data to produce journals, reports, and financial statements.
G003 Career Preparation - 75 hrs
This course polishes the student's skills by focusing on, and analyzing, the personal qualifications of the student to obtain work in a particular field. Special attention is given to proper grooming and dress, resume and cover letter preparation, and job interview techniques.
A240 Manual Accounting III - 75 hrs
This includes receivables, bad debt expense, inventory, fixed assets, current and long term liabilities, partnerships, corporations with stock, cash flow statements and financial statement analysis.
Prerequisite: A200 and A220
A260 Income Tax Procedures - 75 hrs
This course covers reporting procedures, individual tax preparation, business and professional returns, special tax situations, partnerships, corporations, and tax - exempt status.
A250 Computerized Accounting with Peachtree - 75 hrs
This course introduces students to a popular, integrated software accounting package, Peachtree. The course covers the Peachtree command structure and modules, and students learn how to create files, and enter data to produce journals, reports, and financial statements.
B240 Word Processing - 75 hrs
This course introduces the student to the principles of word processing operations using Microsoft Word and the applications necessary for the modern office. Students learn how to use menus, create and save documents, format and highlight test, use function keys, manipulate files, print documents, and use of some of Microsoft Word’s special time saving features.