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Accounting Operations B070110


Meeting Times
Estimated Cost
Day / Evening
08/17/2020Monday 8AM - 1PM; Tuesday - Friday (8AM - 2PM)

Course Info

10 Months (900 Clock Hours)

Monday 8 am-1 pm; Tuesday-Friday 8 am-2 pm
(Summer schedule) Monday- Thursday 8 am - 2:45 pm

Accounting Operations Standards:
Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Scores: 10 in Reading, Language and Math OR meet TABE exemption (refer to Admissions and Testing) 

A history of financial credit and misdemeanor/felony convictions may be used to determine your ability to gain employment in this field. We encourage you to consider your personal history when making appropriate career choices. 


Program Description
The Accounting Specialist program offers a sequence of courses that provide coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers.  The program provides technical skill proficiency, competency-based applied learning that contributes to academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving, work ethics, general employability skills, and occupationally-specific knowledge. 

The content includes to double-entry accounting principles; methods of recording business transactions; preparation and analysis of various documents and financial statements; payroll records and tax forms; accounting control systems; account and transaction analysis; inventory methods; the aging process; depreciation; and the application of accounting principles to various entities. Students learn both manual and computerized accounting systems.

Microsoft Office software packages are used in this program and QuickBooks Certification exam with online practice.

Students learn both manual and computerized accounting systems.

Book and Supply Information  
For the most current list of books and supplies, please contact the Student Services Office, Financial Aid Office or our Bookstore. 

Employment/Career Opportunities
Career opportunities include accountant assistant, full-charge bookkeeper, accounts receivable/accounts payable clerk, accounting clerk, payroll clerk, data operator, inventory clerk, audit clerk, night auditor.

Salaries for graduates range from $11.51-$18.48 per hour.
Source:  Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, Labor Market Statistics

Frequently Asked Questions

What computer-related skills are covered?
Students learn Automated Accounting by using QuickBooks, which includes departmental purchases, cash payments, sales, cash receipts, payroll data, depreciation, and financial statement analysis. Microsoft Office Suite is also utilized to aid in preparation of reports, presentations, and data management. 

What are the proficiency standards for the keyboarding and ten-key calculator?
Graduates must be able to key 225 digits per minute on the calculator.

Will the program specifically help me run my own business or enter into a partnership?
Yes. The Accounting Specialist program will be an asset to your own business or entering a partnership.

Are online classes available?
No, however, students are able to work on and off campus with internet Access.

Is job placement available upon graduation?
Advisory committee representatives and teachers provide students with guidance and recommendations. Job postings are continually updated and listed on

How can I learn more about this career field?
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For questions regarding the program please contact:  

Council on Occupational Education

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