How It Works

Certificate outcomes

Upon completion of the Certificate program, students will be able to:
 
· Create a chart of accounts based on the needs of their business
· Analyze and record financial transactions accurately and in a timely fashion using double entry bookkeeping
· Maintain and balance a general ledger monthly
· Perform monthly bank reconciliations
· Prepare a worksheet for completing year-end trial balances and gathering information for financial statements.
· Prepare financial statements
· Post closing entries and prepare the books for the new year

Certificate objectives

· Students will gain an understanding of the accounting equation and each of the five categories involved in every business.
· Students will learn the difference between cash basis accounting and accrual basis accounting.
· Students will learn how to complete each phase of the accounting cycle, from analyzing a financial transaction to preparing financial statements and closing the books.


About Online Learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun.

How the Certificate Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

What You Will Do

For each Unit, you will:

  • Access the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Take a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each day.

The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self-quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.

Participate When You Want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.

For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

Discussion

The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

Course schedule

Understanding Debits and Credits

  • -Coming soon-


General Ledger and Month End Procedures

  • Oct 5 – 30


Closing Procedures and Financial Statements

  • Nov 2 – 27