Dec 01, 2021  
Fall 2021 Academic Catalog 
Fall 2021 Academic Catalog

Accounting Paraprofessional, Advanced Skill Set

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Karen Morris, Business Department Coordinator

Program Purpose

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

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Perform entry-level accounting procedures
  • 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 Advanced Skill Set. Enhanced skills could be used for job advancement as well as new employment opportunities. Students could choose to pursue an A.A.S. degree in Business-Accounting Concentration; all classes in the Advanced Skill Set are also required in the A.A.S. degree.

Notice to All Students

For the Business Associate of Applied Science Degree: Accounting Concentration, see "Business ".

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 of Applied Science Business degree: Accounting Concentration as their major of study, in which the courses are embedded.

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