At a Glance:

Contact: Britt Pitre
Britt Pitre, Chair person, Design & Media Technology
Phone: 404-225-4439
Email:
Department: Academic Affairs, Academic Affairs, Business & Public Service Technologies Division
, Program Chair
Email: bpitre@atlantatech.edu
Direct: (404) 225-4439

 

Office Accounting Specialist

Program Overview

The Office Accounting Specialist technical certificate of credit provides entry level office accounting skills.  Topics include principles of accounting, computerized accounting and basic software skills. Graduates will know basic accounting and administrative activities involved with billing, accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Minimum Program Length: 2 Semesters

Estimated Program Cost: $2,396

Entrance Requirements

Admissions Requirements
  • Must be 16 years of age.
  • Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply.
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
  • Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar.
Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.

 

Course Overview

Contact Hours
Credit Hours
Curriculum (14 hours)
Occupational Courses (14 hours)
4
75
Introduces the basic financial accounting concepts of the complete accounting cycle and provides the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a sole proprietorship. Topics include: accounting vocabulary and concepts, the accounting cycle for a personal service business, the accounting cycle for a merchandising business, inventory, cash control and receivables. Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.
4
75
Introduces the intermediate financial accounting concepts that provide the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a partnership and corporation. Topics include: Fixed and Intangible Assets, Current and Long-Term Liabilities (Notes Payable), Payroll, Accounting for a Partnership, Accounting for a Corporation, Statement of Cash Flows, and Financial Statement Analysis, Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.
3
75
Emphasizes operation of computerized accounting systems from manual input forms. Topics include: company creation (service and merchandising), chart of accounts, customers transactions, vendors transactions, banking activities, merchandise inventory, employees and payroll, and financial reports. Laboratory work includes theoretical and technical application.
3
75
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.