Learn the foundations in accounting with this program that was designed by a CPA for real-world use in accounting and income tax preparation. The Accounting Office Specialist program teaches you the basics of computerized accounting functions and income tax preparation. This six month program was designed to teach students to acquire the skills to handle:
- Business math and applied accounting
- Data entry and spreadsheet
- Income tax preparation
Graduates may be qualified for entry-level employment in positions such as: tax preparer, bookkeeper, accounting clerk, accounts payable and receivable clerks and more.
The tax preparer course (course #1035-QE-0012) is a CTEC approved course, which fulfills the 60-hour “qualifying education” requirement for tax preparers. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O Box 2890, Sacramento, CA, 95812-2890, toll free by phone at (877) 850-2832, or the internet at www.ctec.org. State requirements vary.
The Accounting Office Specialist program is available at the following campuses:
- Main Campus
- South Bay
- Van Nuys
The occupations this program prepares students to enter by name and SOC code:
Tax Preparer # 13-2082.00; Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 43-3031.00; Billing, Cost and Rate Clerks 43-3021.02; Bill and Account Collectors 43-3011.00; Financial Clerks All Others 43-3099.00; Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 43-4041.00; Order Clerks 43-4151.00; Procurement Clerks 43-3061.00; Office Clerks General 43-9061.00; File Clerks 43-4071.00; Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 43-3051.00; Loan Officers 13-2072.00; New Accounts Clerks 43-4141.00
The links to the occupational profiles on the Department of Labor’s O*Net are:
Tuition and Fees: $9,705.00
Books and Supplies: included w/ tuition
On campus room and board: N/A
The program is designed to take 24 weeks to complete:
MEDIAN LOAN DEBT/ON-TIME GRADUATION RATE FOR COMPLETERS/ PLACEMENT RATE:
There were no program completers for this past award year. Therefore the number of students who graduate, the number of students who are placed, or the starting salary you can earn after finishing the educational program are unknown at this time. Information regarding general salary and placement statistics may be available from government sources or from the institution, but it is not equivalent to actual performance data.