Every business needs accounting professionals, from small businesses to the largest corporations. Accounting technicians take care of financial bookkeeping, handle payroll and maintain accounts payable or accounts receivable activity. The AVTEC Accounting Specialist training prepares you for entry-level employment in the field of accounting or bookkeeping in just 36 weeks of comprehensive training, so you are ready to enter a professional working environment in less than a year. During your training, you will complete the accounting work for three accounting cycles so upon completing the training you will be ready to immediately perform on the job.
Earn college credit while attending AVTEC
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Computer operations are a major part of the Accounting Specialist training. 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, and Access), Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer, Cougar Mountain Accounting, and QuickBooks Pro. 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 students have the skills with Microsoft's leading business desktop software.
First Lake Facility, 809 Second Ave. Seward, AK
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
In addition to the course requirements for the Office Assistant program, the Accounting Specialist program focuses on specialized advanced business office skills listed below.
NOTE: Training begins each August and January. Contact AVTEC Admissions for details at (800) 478-5389.
The field of business and office technology covers all aspects of training workers for today’s offices. AVTEC graduates are employed in private, state and federal offices, medical and legal offices, tribal organizations, and the construction and tourism industry. In addition to the Accounting Specialist certificate, students can also prepare for and earn the following industry certifications:
- Microsoft Office Excel 2016
- Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)
The mission of the Accounting Specialist training is to provide students with the technical office skills and professional work habits for career success in today's business and industry. The Accounting Specialist training is committed to producing well-qualified employees for Alaska's business offices, to providing a professional learning environment, and to meeting the needs of Alaska's diverse multicultural communities.