Business and Office Technology Accounting Specialist Area of Study
TOTAL Clock Hours 1260
BT1203 Computer Operations and Software Applications
Clock Hours 327
Computer operations are a major part of the Accounting Specialist area of study. Students learn to operate computers in a modern computer lab using a variety of software to become a productive user of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet. Training software includes Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer, QuickBooks Pro, and Cougar Mountain Accounting. Students are taught by Microsoft Office Specialist Instructors using the curriculum designed for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. The MOS credential demonstrates to an employer that Business and Office Technology students have the skills with Microsoft’s leading business desktop software.
Students may complete Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), and Intuit QuickBooks User testing and receive industry recognized certifications while at AVTEC. These certification exams are separate from the regular curriculum. Students who have completed the Computer Operations and Software Applications and Computerized Accounting segments of the training should be ready to complete certification testing.
BT1010 Accounting for a Service Business Organized as a Proprietorship
Clock Hours 160
Competencies include starting a business, analyzing transactions into debit and credit parts, journalizing transactions, posting transactions to a general ledger, the use of cash control systems, completing a worksheet, preparing financial statements, and recording adjusting and closing entries.
BT1020 Accounting for a Merchandising Business Organized as a Corporation
Clock Hours 180
Competencies include journalizing purchases and cash payments, journalizing sales and cash receipts using special journals, posting to general and subsidiary ledgers, preparing payroll records and payroll reports, distributing dividends, preparing a worksheet for a merchandising business, preparing and analyzing financial statements, and recording adjusting entries for a corporation.
BT1030 Accounting for a Merchandise Business Organized as a Corporation—Adjustments and Valuation
Clock Hours 180
Competencies include accounting for non-collectable accounts receivable, accounting for plant assets and depreciation, accounting for inventory, accounting for notes and interest, accounting for accrued revenue and expenses, and end-of-fiscal-period work for a corporation.
BT1040 Computerized Accounting
Clock Hours 120
Using commercial accounting software, students will set up and maintain computerized accounting records for a variety of businesses. Competencies include analyzing transactions, journalizing and posting to the general ledger, processing payroll, and accounting for accounts receivable and payable.
Using QuickBooks Pro, students will also create and restore company files, set up companies, work with lists, edit chart of accounts, work with bank accounts, enter sales and invoices, receive payments and make deposits, enter and pay bills, analyze financial data, process payroll, and customize forms and letters. Students also have the opportunity to become an Intuit Certified QuickBooks Pro User.
Using Microsoft Excel, students become effective and efficient at creating and manipulating data, formatting data and content, creating and modifying formulas, presenting data visually, collaborating on and securing data, and have the opportunity to become a Microsoft Office Specialist.
BT1050 Keyboarding and Document Processing, Proofreading and Editing
Clock Hours 60
Students learn and demonstrate proper “touch typing” technique. They learn proofreading skills to identify errors, make corrections, and apply standard proofreading marks. Using a word processor, students create mailable personal-business letters, business letters, interoffice memorandums, envelopes and labels, and other documents. Throughout the training, students practice daily to develop acceptable speed and accuracy levels.
BT1100 Office Procedures and Office Machines
Clock Hours 60
Students complete a wide variety of office procedures that include ways to contribute to office safety and productivity; selecting appropriate professional behavior in office situations; demonstrating effective telephone techniques; identifying banking services; demonstrating the ability to sort, log, and route incoming mail; preparing outgoing mail and applying appropriate services, classes, and rates; applying indexing and alphabetic, numerical, subject, and geographical filing rules and procedures; demonstrating the use, identification, and purchasing of office supplies; and schedule travel arrangements, prepare travel itineraries, and complete expense reports.
Students operate common office machines including the photocopier, fax, calculator, and shredder. Throughout the training, students practice daily to develop acceptable 10-key speed and accuracy levels.
BT1110 Business English
Clock Hours 60
Students develop the writing skills required in business and office employment and include time management and study skills, proofreading techniques, correct word usage, sentence structure skills (use of commas and other punctuation marks, capitalization, numbers, and abbreviations), writing business letters and memos, and composing employment letters.
BT1120 Business Mathematics
Clock Hours 30
Students master the use of basic mathematics needed in business and office employment and in personal finance and include whole numbers, decimals, credit, interest, percentages, and mathematics of buying and selling.
BT1130 Workplace Communications Skills
Clock Hours 8
Employability skills and effective communication are among the most valuable skills an employee can bring to a career. Students will review communication styles, active listening skills, non-verbal communication, professional presentation, electronic communication, and conflict resolution. Students explore their own communication styles to recognize patterns and incorporate more effective communication strategies in the work place.
BT1140 Employment Services
Clock Hours 15
AVTEC’s employment services includes two separate classes and as many individual meetings with an advisor as a student wants. In the Job Search/Resume Class students learn how to identify potential employers, locate job openings, and review position descriptions. They are guided through the process of creating their own resume, demonstrated how to write a cover letter, and fill out an application. In the Interview Class students cover every aspect of an interview. They learn what to do before, during and after the interview. They practice answering questions through mock interviews, and receive feedback from the instructor.
BT1260 Work-Based Activity
Clock Hours 60
Students complete a work-based activity that consists of a minimum of two weeks of training in business, industry, or other agency. The work-based activity provides students with direct supervised work experience related to their training.