CBT College’s Associate Degree in Accounting prepares students for entry level positions in accounting and bookkeeping and provides the foundation for continued education in accounting. According to 2010-2011 labor market statistics, bookkeeping and accounting clerks are in high demand in South Florida.
The first year of this accounting program is designed to guide students through the entire accounting cycle as applicable to proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. The second year deals with the refinement of accounting theory, working with incomplete records, cost accounting, and hands-on computer applications. Lastly, our business college courses will provide an understanding of accounting methods and provide business management skills.
Having an Associate's degree in accounting can open many doors in terms of pursuing a career in the Accounting field. Accounting careers are not only found in private companies but also in government; therefore, students who choose to study accounting will learn a variety of tasks, such as auditing, bookkeeping and general, financial and managerial accounting. With an associate degree in accounting under your belt, you will be prepared for a number of entry-level accounting jobs. Some of these jobs include:
Accounts Receivable Clerk
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, www.bls.gov, the large size of this occupation ensures plentiful job openings, including many opportunities for temporary and part-time work mainly because such positions are crucial to the day-to-day operations and activities of all businesses. In addition, the skills one studying accounting and bookkeeping acquires, such as financial management skills, may also be useful in one's day-to-day affairs.
Get ahead by setting your certification goals!
Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS): This credential feature Web-based pretests, application-specific certification exams, and a series of Microsoft Press step-by-step books that help you demonstrate expertise in accomplishing essential job tasks across multiple applications. Additionally, professionals who earn the MCAS certification gain access to a unique certification logo that they can display on their resume and other business materials.
Why get certified? By earning a certification credential, you can prove your expertise in using the latest office programs and legacy operating systems. Certifications can help you differentiate yourself in today's competitive job market, broaden your employment opportunities by displaying your advanced skills, and result in higher earning potential. Certification can also lead to increased job satisfaction. Research indicates that certified individuals have increased competence, productivity, and credibility with their employers, co-workers, and clients. For employers, the certification program provides skill-verification tools that not only help assess a person's skills in using the latest business programs but also the ability to quickly complete on-the-job tasks across multiple applications.
Note: Individual Certifications are highly recommended by CBT College. These certifications are issued by individual companies such as Microsoft, CISCO Systems, etc. and not by CBT College; however, all examinations for these Certifications can be taken on campus and included in your Financial Aid package. Please contact your admissions officer for more information.
Word Processing for Windows
Spreadsheet for Windows
Accounting Fundamentals I
Computerized Accounting - Quickbooks
Presentation Aid for Windows
Computerized Accounting -Peachtree
Accounting Fundamentals II
Bookkeeping Certification Preparation
Principles of Management
General Education Courses
English Composition I
Fundamentals of College Math I
English Composition II
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CBT College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Credits may be transferable to other colleges and Universities using the Florida State Course Numbering System at the discretion of the receiving institution.
1CBT College’s programs are designed to prepare students for employment in their selected field of study or in related fields. CBT College does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, be eligible for job advancement opportunities or be employed at all. Additional training or certifications may be required to compete in current job market conditions.
2Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.