Program Name: Computerized Accounting with Computer Operations
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.
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 with Computer Operations 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: AX1500
Total Course of Study: 60 Weeks as a Full Time Student
C101 Information Processing - 75 hrs
This course introduces students to computers and demonstrates their impact on businesses and industry. The course covers major computer functions and teaches computer skills. Students will learn the core features and functions of the Windows environment, which will enable them to efficiently navigate and customize their workspace. Students will improve their typing skills using proper techniques and develop speed and accuracy. The course will provide up-to-date instructions and practice with record management.
B204 Business English (Spoken Communication) - 75 hrs
This course is designed to develop effective oral communication skills. The course features business speaking, effective listening skills, effective telephone communication, non-verbal communication, and preparing a business speech.
B211 Math for Business - 75 hrs
This course provides an overview of common business applications, and the use of a calculator to solve problems in these areas: fractions, decimals, bank and sales records, markup and mark down, interest, credit, discounts, insurance and taxes.
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.
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.
G008 Modern Office Technology - 75 hrs
This course introduces students to modern office technology and its effect on business and industry. The course provides up-to-date instruction and practice with alphabetic, geographic, subject, and numeric filing systems as well as indexing and filing rules conforming to the latest ARMA guidelines. The course also covers the characteristics of technological devices in the rapidly changing modern office including problem solving and future trends.
B241 Microsoft Word - 75 hrs
This course introduces the students to the principles of word processing operations using Microsoft Word and the applications necessary for the modern office. Students learn how to use menus, toolbars, and dialog boxes, create and save documents, format and highlight text, use function keys, manipulate files, print documents, and use some of Microsoft Word’s timesaving features.
B203 Writing for Business - 75 hrs
This course is designed to develop effective written communication skills. The course features the study of the correct usage of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
G005 Computer Concepts - 75 hrs
This course introduces students to computers and information processing and their impact on business and industry. The course covers computer functions and applications, the characteristics of information system components, problem solving, and ethics issues and future trends.
I110 Internship - 300 hrs
The student should be able to assist the Bookkeeper with the following tasks: purchase supplies and equipment as authorized by management, monitor office supply levels and reorder as necessary, tag and monitor fixed assets, pay supplier invoices in a timely manner, take reasonable discounts on supplier invoices, pay any debt as it comes due for payment, issue invoices to customers, collect sales taxes from customers and remit them to the government, ensure that receivables are collected promptly, record cash receipts and make bank deposits, conduct a monthly reconciliation, maintain the petty cash fund, issue financial statements, provide information to the external accountant who creates the company’s financial statements, assemble information for external auditors for the annual audit, process payroll in a timely manner, provide clerical and administrative support to management as requested.
Prerequisite: Completion of all program courses.