Accounting and Bookkeeping

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West Valley is proud to offer a Certificate of Completion in Bookkeeping. Whether you want to start a new career in accounting or want to brush up on your skills, West Valley has FREE classes and training for you!

Bookkeeping Certificate

Get the knowledge and skills to pass the exams to become a Certified Bookkeeper through AIPB or NACPB. Entry-level employment opportunities include accounting or bookkeeping clerk, accounts receivable and accounts payable clerk, and general or payroll clerk.

Median Salary: $55,693

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Course Descriptions

This course gives students the opportunity to develop an unders tanding of essential bookkeeping functions, debits and credits, the analysis of business transactions, and the classification of items. This course also identifies and explores accounting cycles and cash systems. Students have the opportunity to learn to create a trial balance, adjust entries and r econcile bank statements used in bookkeeping. Students also have the opportunity to develop these skills through various scenarios and the completion of basic procedures using the general journal and ledger, making accounting adjustments, applying the monthly and annual closing pr ocesses, creating a post-closing trial balance, and preparing an income statement, a balance sheet and cash flow.

Advisory: NCBU 001

This course covers the foundation required for success in calculating payroll, completing payroll taxes, and preparing payroll records and reports, focusing on practical applications as well as theory. Students have the opportunity to gain firsthand experience practicing concepts with useful, hands-on exercises involving relevant, detailed examples and real-life business applications.

This course covers fundamentals of spreadsheets using Excel software typically used in accounting and bookkeeping. Students will have the opportunity to gain firsthand experience to practice concepts with useful, hands-on exercises using relevant, detailed examples and real-life business applications.

This course is designed for students with prior accounting knowledge. The course covers the steps in the accounting pr ocess for a service company. Using the QuickBooks computerized accounting software package, students have an opportunity to lear n practices for handling sales receivables, payables and purchases, and general accounting and month end pr ocedures.

Course Number Section Course Title Start Date End Date Days Time Location
NCBU 1 71015 Principles and Fundamentals of Accounting and Bookkeeping 8/30/22 12/13/22 T 6:00-9:10 PM ONLINE
NCBU 271016Payroll Accounting and Bookkeeping9/1/2212/15/22Th6:00-9:20 PMONLINE
NCBU 471019Excel for Accounting and Bookkeeping8/29/2212/5/22M6:00-9:05 PMONLINE
NCBU 671020Quickbooks: Set-up and Services Business9/19/2212/5/22M6:00-8:00 PMONLINE
NCBU 772087QuickBooks - Merchandising and Payroll9/2/2212/17/22F4:00-6:15 PMONLINE
Last Updated 7/19/22