Accounting Operations

  • Accounting Operations


     900 hours

     Admissions Contact

    Clearwater - Lidija Milisav -

     St. Petersburg - Nancy Randolph -

     Course Information
    Clearwater - Mark Pohlman -  
    727-538-7167 ext. 2084
    St. Petersburg - 727-893-2500 ext. 2520
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    MISSION: The mission of the accounting operations program is to provide students with the opportunity to develop competencies in the field of accounting that will enable them to become employed as productive workers in a financial business environment.


    St. Petersburg campus is now offering day and evening classes! Call 727-893-2500 ext. 2520 for more information.

    Program B070110 consists of a planned sequence of courses.

    Information Technology Assistant - Course OTA0040 (150 hours) - This course is designed to provide a basic overview of current business and information systems and trends and to introduce students to the basics and foundations required for today's business environments. Emphasis is placed on developing proficiency with touch keyboarding and fundamental computer applications so they may be used as communication tools for enhancing personal and work-place proficiency in an information-based society. This also includes proficiency with computers using word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software that meet industry job seeking techniques, career planning, and success strategies will also be developed.

    Accounting Clerk - Course ACO0040 (300 Hours) – Builds on the skills introduced in Course OTA0040. It offers human relations/interpersonal skills appropriate for the workplace. The application of the full accounting cycle will be introduced using the manual accounting method. COURSE OTA0040 must be completed previously or concurrently.

    Accounting Associate - Course ACO0041 (300 Hours) – Builds on the skills introduced in Course ACO0040. The application of the full accounting cycle will be continued using the computerized accounting method. Advanced concepts in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint will be covered. Prerequisites: courses OTA0040 and ACO0040.

    Accounting Assistant - Course ACO0042 (150 Hours) – Reinforces the intended outcomes and skills developed in Course ACO0041. Training in Peachtree, QuickBooks, and related software will be used to enhance workplace productivity and performance. Prerequisites: courses OTA0040, ACO0040 and ACO0041.

    Distance Education: Available - refer to Distance Learning section - You will need the following software to participate online: Microsoft Office 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook), and Quickbooks 2015. For additional information go to the 'Online Programs and Courses' page.

    Industry Certifications: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS); National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Accounting Basic; and INTUIT QuickBooks Certification

    Articulation Agreement(s): Statewide Office Administration, A.A.S./A.S. Degree

    Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement:  70%

    Minimum Attendance Requirement:  70%

    Basic Skills Entrance/Exit Requirements:  Student's competency in reading, math, and language is pre-assessed, using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Required basic skills grade levels are:Reading-10, Math-10, and Language-10.


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    * Length of program and all costs are approximate and subject to change.