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20-101-2 Certificate (C) 13 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Develop basic accounting skills to be more competitive in today's job market. Learn specific business and accounting terminology, in addition to updating computer skills in Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Discover how accounting provides financial information through the use of the Peachtree computer software program.


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Peachtree Accounting Applications
Lays the foundation for students to gain experience using Peachtree. Students practice creating a company using a chart of accounts, creating vendors and customers, record payroll and other transactions, and generate and use financial reports. Being familiar with Windows, business experience or completion of an accounting course is helpful.
Prerequisite: Financial Accounting 1 (10-101-180) for Accounting and Accounting Assistant students OR Accounting, Principles of (10-101-107) for Business Mgmt students or active in Exploring Business, Mgmt & Finance cert or Bank/Finance
Financial Accounting 1
Prepares students to analyze, record, summarize and interpret accounting information. The course focuses on business transactions, financial statements, merchandising, inventory, special journals, internal controls, receivables, plant assets and payroll.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT (Read/Math) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not currently pursuing a degree.
Communication Software, Intro to
Introduces Word and PowerPoint using accounting examples and applications. The emphasis is on effective communication using printed documents. The course includes a presentation using accounting materials.
Corequisite: Windows Basics (10-107-120) or are not currently pursuing a degree
Spreadsheets, Beginning
Covers developing, constructing and printing basic business-related worksheets and reports using spreadsheet software. Students create, modify and print various charts based on worksheet data.
Corequisite: MS Office Suite, Intro (10103120) or Microcomputer Applications (10107150)
Business, Introduction to
Provides an overview of the variety of activities in the world of business. It focuses on the responsibilities connected with operating a business from both organizational and managerial viewpoints. It also examines the role of government in business.
Written Communication
Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor.


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