Coursework for the Online Business and Accounting Program
CCI Training Center’s 100% online Business and Accounting coursework is designed to prepare students with technical skills and knowledge about business and accounting as well as the enhancement of skills for students with a previous background in business and/or basic accounting.
This course is ideal for anyone seeking a career in an office environment, a small business owner (or someone who would like to start their own business), or any business professional who would like to advance their career with these essential skills.
Skills learned include
- MS Office
- Business practices and communications
- Journals and ledgers
- Payroll administration
- Basic accounting
Potential career paths with training in business and accounting skills are nearly limitless. These core skills are needed in every organization and small business. Some of the careers graduates pursue include:
- Executive or Administrative Assistant
- Small Business Owner
- Procurement Associate
- HR Specialist
- Customer Service Manager/Associate
- Operations Manager/Supervisor
- Inventory Control Clerk
- Office Manager/Supervisor
- Retail Manager
- Sales Leader
- Payroll Specialist
Upon completion of the program, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion in Business and Accounting.
About the Business and Accounting Coursework
MS Office: This course is an introduction to the use of the computer in business. Students write business letters, create forms, and format documents in Microsoft Word. This course also includes creating and formatting spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel. Printing documents, performing basic research on the Internet, and effectively using the tools available in Microsoft Internet Explorer are also included in this course.
Business Communication: This course is designed for students to develop and practice written communication in the workplace. Listening and reading comprehension will also be addressed. This course emphasizes the meaning and importance of writing coherently, concisely, and with purpose using correct grammar and acceptable writing techniques. By the end of the course, students can provide effective written communication.
Business Practice I: Participants learn the business basics, business functions and components. Topics include the importance in focusing on the value advantage a business offers and how it must protect and advance those values. Students will also practice the basic daily bookkeeping functions by looking at cash flow, accounts receivable and accounts payable. Students review a typical daily accounting journal of a sample business and will be required to perform journal entries. Other topics of discussion include business ethics, social responsibility, and customer service. The focus of the course remains with best practices in a professional business office.
Business Practice II: Students in this course learn the additional elements paramount in the successful operation of a business office. Topics of discussion include customer service, customer expectation, business operations, business capital, critical labor force, stages of production in product and service delivery, forecasting, and inventory control. Participants review and understand a sample business asset, depreciation, and liabilities. The importance of a sound business plan is taught by learning and revising an existing business plan. Students learn the different legal forms of business including partnerships and corporations.
Basic Accounting: Students learn the basic principles of accounting and the basic equations for assets and liabilities. Students also learn about debits and credits, how to record transactions in a general journal, how to post transactions to a general ledger, and update accounts payable and accounts receivable documents. They learn how to control cash and make a work sheet prior to preparing financial statements as well as recording adjusting and closing entries. Students practice these activities using practice exercises and doing a complete practice set for a proprietorship.
Payroll Administration: Students learn all aspects of payroll accounting including the need for payroll and personnel records, computing wages and salaries, social security taxes, withholding taxes, compensation taxes, analyzing and journalizing payroll transactions, and completing an entire payroll project simulation. Students also learn all the applicable payroll and labor laws and regulations.
QuickBooks: Students learn journalizing transactions, posting to a general ledger, bank reconciliations, dishonored checks, petty cash transactions, worksheets, financial statements, adjusting and closing entries, and producing a post-closing trial balance. They also learn journalizing purchases and cash payments, sales, cash receipts, posting to general and subsidiary ledgers, preparing payroll checks, journalizing, and posting payroll transactions.
Career Development: This course enables students to develop and plan for career advancement. Students learn resume writing, interviewing, networking, effective communication, manage time effectively, and use of internet-based websites in the job search. One-on-one mock interviews are also conducted.
Practicum: The practicum is a synthesis of all courses in the program. The student will establish a simulated business, make decisions regarding business operations, customer expectations, produce financial statements, and make business decisions. The student will also practice the different items affecting the success of a business setting invoking a deeper understanding of how business decisions are typically made.