Mar 23, 2023  
Fall 2022 Academic Catalog 
Fall 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Paraprofessional, Advanced Skill Set

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Katie Roeher, 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

  • Annual Notification: All career and technical education courses and programs are offered at Pierpont regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.
  • Advanced Skill Set and Skill Set programs do 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 or certificate degree in which the skill set and advanced skill set courses are embedded.
  • Students are reminded to review campus policies and procedures as stated in the catalog.

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