Accounting Assistant, I-BEST

LWTech Accounting Assistant I-BEST programCertificate Information and Schedule

  • Certificate Length: 3 Quarters (daytime)
  • Credits: 38
  • I-BEST Start Dates: Fall Quarter 

The I-BEST Accounting Assistant Certificate prepares students for an entry-level career in the high-demand field of accounting. Accounting Assistant students learn the fundamentals of accounting and how to use the latest technology in computerized accounting software including QuickBooks and Excel. Students also learn to prepare financial statements, income taxes, and payroll. I-BEST Accounting Assistant Certificate graduates can continue studying at LWTech to complete additional certificates,  an Accounting Associate’s (AAS) degree, and/or transfer to complete an Accounting Bachelor’s (BAS) degree.

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I-BEST Accounting Assistant Course Sequence

Quarter One: Fall

  • ACCT 111 Introduction to Accounting I 5 credits
  • ACCT 112 Business Calculator Applications 3 credits
  • BTE 120 Business Computer Management 3 credits
  • ABED 077 Communication Skills Accounting Applications I 3 credits

Quarter Two: Winter

  • ACCT 121 Introduction to Accounting II 5 credits
  • BTE 112 Excel I 5 credits
  • ABED 078 Communication Skills Accounting Applications II 3 credits

Quarter Three: Spring

  • ACCT 105 Quickbooks 3 credits
  • ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I 5 credits
  • ABED 079 Communication Skills Accounting Applications III 3 credits

2020-2021 Catalog Course Descriptions

Employment and Wages

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