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Office Accounting Certificate and Degree Program

Office Accounting Career Training in as Little as 10 Months*

Looking for a rewarding business career? Asher College’s Office Accounting program gets you trained and on your path to a rewarding career through hands-on training and the support from dedicated instructors.

Our Office Accounting Program is tailored to those students who require a flexible schedule to meet their education goals. You’ll be able to take classes during the day, evening, and even on the weekends.

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Office Accounting

$41,230 median annual salary***

  • Graduates hired by accounting firms, government agencies, & non-profit organizations
  • Optional Microsoft & Intuit Certification Included
  • Advance into Payroll Administration, Financial Auditing, Office Management and much more!

*** visited on December 1, 2020. Salary source for bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks with lowest 10% earning $25,870 to the highest 10% of workers earning $62,410.

Becoming an Office Accountant 

Office Accounting Specialists monitor the financial transactions of a wide range of businesses. As an Office Accounting Specialist, you’ll ensure that all of the money being processed by the business entity is accounted for in an accurate and fiscally responsible manner.

A business cannot properly run without a professional who understands the importance of financial accountability and how to comply with financial reporting regulations. Accounting Specialists are responsible for processing and recording the accumulation and/or dispersal of company money and are detailed record keepers.

During the Office Accounting Program, you’ll learn:

  • Office Management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Accounting Fundamentals and how to use Quickbooks

You’ll also have the opportunity to become Microsoft and Intuit Certified in sought-after programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Quickbooks thereby increasing your employment opportunities.

Learn more about your future business career today and see just how far you can go with Asher College.

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Office Accounting Program Details

The Office Accounting Specialist Program prepares you with a comprehensive set of skills necessary to become employable in a bookkeeping role.

You’ll develop advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. The program also includes a strong introduction to modern Accounting theories and principles.

Once you have your foundational principles, you will apply that theory to practical bookkeeping tasks using QuickBooks. You will also gain confidence in operating office equipment, sending email, creating presentations, using databases, writing correspondence, and organizing and distributing information.

Additionally, you will develop the keyboarding skills, technical and soft skills needed to work efficiently in today’s office environment.

Asher is an authorized testing center for Certiport so students can take their industry recognized vendor exams on Campus.

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Associate Degree Option Available

Want to take your education to the next level? Take these six additional classes (4 weeks each) and earn your Associate of Applied Science Degree in Office Accounting:

  • Critical Thinking or Introduction to Psychology
  • Business Communication
  • Business Math
  • Introduction to Business
  • Principles of Management or Leadership
  • American Government
  • Nevada Constitution (Nevada students only)

By completing an Associate Degree, you’ll demonstrate to employers that you’re ready for supervisory or management responsibilities based on the additional investment that you’ve made in your education. We’re also willing to accept transfer credits from other institutions on a case-by-case basis.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Asher College’s Office Accounting Program, you may find yourself working as a/an:

  • Bookkeeping Assistant
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounting Associate
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Administrative Specialist

Industry Relations

We bring in plenty of guest speakers to give you insight into the industry that you intend to break into. Get inside tips from industry employers, alumni, and people who work in the field on how to create opportunity for yourself.

Here’s what you will learn in the Office Accounting program:

Digital Literacy

DL101 Digital Literacy

Students will be able to log on and off a computer, use a mouse and create and use passwords.  Student will know how to use the file hierarchy, libraries and to locate files on a computer.  They will know how to use the Drive lettering system and can delete and restore files. Students will be able to use the internet for searches and navigate web pages.

Prerequisite(s): NA

MS Word

MSW101 MS Word

Students will be able to format, organize and work with visual content using graphic elements such as charts and tables, and share and secure content, allowing students to create and edit professional‐looking documents. This course will prepare students to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Word Associate (2019) Certification.

Prerequisite(s): NA

Typing Fundamentals

TF100 Typing Fundamentals

Students will learn to type a minimum of 35 words per minute. They will learn keystroke fundamentals, keyboard by touch, and proper 10-key form.

Prerequisite(s): NA

MS Excel

MSE101 MS Excel

Students will be able to create and edit professional‐looking spreadsheets for a variety of purposes and situations including, but not limited to data entry, data formatting, data manipulation, family budgets, creating formulas and formatting numerical reports. This course will prepare students to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Associate (2019) Certification.

Prerequisite(s): MSW101 MS Word

MS PowerPoint

MSP101 MS PowerPoint

Students will be able to generate more complex slide shows, such as product plans, reports, and marketing materials with sophisticated data presented in visual formats. Students will be proficient with PowerPoint features that will enable them to collaborate on and deliver presentations. This course will prepare students to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: PowerPoint Associate (2019) Certification.

Prerequisite(s): MSE101 Microsoft Excel

MS Outlook

MSL101 MS Outlook

Students will be able to specialize formatting message content, create contact records and groups, tasks, scheduling meetings and appointments from incoming messages, and sharing schedules to facilitate communication with other Outlook users. This course will prepare students to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Outlook Associate (2019) Certification.

Prerequisite(s): MSP101 MS PowerPoint

Office Administration

PBS111 Office Administration

Students will be able to commentate effectively, handle incoming phone calls, creating emails using proper email etiquette and guidelines and public speaking. Students will learn how to utilize various pieces of office equipment which will allow them to properly distribute documents, file, handle paper and electronic records, and process incoming and outgoing mail with confidentiality.

Prerequisite(s): MSW101 MS Word or MOE100 Microsoft Office Essentials

Office Management

PBS112 Office Management

Students will be able to strengthen leadership skills and will be able to demonstrate different leadership traits and styles and set professional development goals. Students will be able to process basic HR duties, financial responsibilities, presentation skills, and planning meeting, events, and travel arrangements.

Prerequisite(s): PBS111 Office Administration

Introduction to Accounting

ACC100 Introduction to Accounting

Students will be able to define and explain the nature, purpose and scope of accounting, explain and conceptualize the accounting cycle and prepare books of original entry and perform double entries. Students will be able to prepare ledgers, a simple cash book and the trial balance, and prepare financial statements for a sole proprietor in accordance with the required format. Students will be able to distinguish between capital and revenue expenditure and prepare journal entries for correction of the accounting errors. Students will be able to prepare a bank reconciliation statement.

Prerequisite(s): PBS111 Office Administration

QuickBooks Pro User

ACC102 QuickBooks Pro User

Students will be able to work within the QuickBooks application by posting payments, accounts received, create bank deposits and review ledgers and reports. Students will be able to post with paper-based and electronic records. The associated industry exam is Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification exam. Certification: QuickBooks Certification.

Prerequisite(s): ACC100 Introduction to Accounting

Career Success

CS101 Career Success

Students will be able to maximize their potential by being mindful of how self-talk impacts their habits, attitude, beliefs and expectations. Students also learn strategies to eliminate procrastination and achieve goals. Each student will complete a DISC profile to better understand their preferred communication style, how it relates to their own personal and professional development and how their DiSC style relates to others.

Prerequisite(s): NA

Advanced Career Development

CD201 Advanced Career Development

Students will be able to search for a job within their field of study, conduct themselves professionally in a job interview and provide a resume tailored to each job position applied for. This course is designed for three particular points of views; those looking to change careers, those looking to advance their career and those who are entrepreneurs and want to start their own business. Career Services will put your career goals first, it is time you did as well.

Prerequisite(s): Students must have completed 80% of their program.

Additional Courses Needed for Degree:

Critical Thinking or Introduction to Psychology
Business Communication
Business Math
Introduction to Business
Principles of Management or Leadership
American Government
Nevada Constitution (Nevada students only)

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Market-Driven Education

We have an advisory board that helps shape our curriculum. This allows us to alter the curriculum based on recommendations from employers who hire our graduates.

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Classes Start Every 2-4 Weeks

Don’t wait around to enroll — our courses begin every 2-4 weeks so you can start your program as soon as you’re ready. Begin your path to a new career quickly with Asher College.

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Personalized Attention

We’re a small college, which makes Asher feel like an extended family. Each instructor and faculty member will get to know you by name and help you along the way.

Really, really, really grateful. Tremendous staff at Asher College. Everyone has been so helpful and supportive . . . we’re like a big family. It’s been one of the best experiences of my life. . .
Nancy Ozsvath, Microsoft Office Business Graduate

Build Career Success Skills

Your time at Asher won’t just be devoted to learning the technical skills of your chosen profession — we also prepare you for the job search with interview tactics, communication skills, resume preparation, and cover letter writing.

An Asher College instructor will work with you one-on-one to develop these skills so that you’ll feel confident about pursuing your career once you graduate.

Financial Aid: Funding Your Career Training

We offer Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Veteran training benefits. Our Financial Aid administrators and School Certifying Officials will work with you to find the best financial solution to fit your needs. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. To learn more, visit our Financial Aid page.

Veterans Education Benefits: Asher College is rated as a Military Friendly® school. For over 15 years, Viqtory Media’s ranking of Military Friendly® schools has helped veterans take their education into their own hands when choosing which schools afford them the best opportunities. Military Benefits Accepted at Asher College include Chapter 31, 33, and 35. To learn more, visit our Veterans Education benefits page.

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