CCTP-Administrative Bookkeeper Professional Program

Business Management, CCTP Programs
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Mentor Supported Self-Study Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Our Complete Career Training Programs (CCTP) include both the training you need and the skills you will want in order to be prepared for your new career. We have taken online career programs to a whole new level by bundling our Career Training with Personal Enrichment courses to ensure you have a diversified learning experience.

Our mentor-supported career courses focus on the industry standards that prepare you for your chosen career or certification. You will also get our smaller, four-week long, instructor-led personal enrichment courses to further your employment training.

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QuickBooks® Pro

To succeed in small business, you need great ideas, an entrepreneurial spirit, and competitive products or services. And one other thing: a good accounting system like QuickBooks. With our course you will learn how to track your sales and expenses all in one place and get reliable records for tax time. This QuickBooks course shows you how to use this popular business finance program to gain a clear view of your finances and keep your business in the black. Our course will help you make your bookkeeping workflow smoother and faster. Students will receive step-by-step instructions on how and when to use specific features, along with basic accounting advice to guide you through the learning process of QuickBooks 2024.

NOTE: This course does NOT include the QuickBooks program itself. Students will need to have QuickBooks 2024 already installed on their computers.

Prerequisite: None


Professional Bookkeeping

Are you well organized? Do you like working with official papers and enjoy seeing a set of figures add up properly? If so, Professional Bookkeeping could be the career for you! Every business, no matter how large or small, must “keep books” and as organizations increase and financial regulations become stricter, there is a greater demand for Professional Bookkeepers. Our Professional Bookkeeping course will cover the multitude of areas that a bookkeeper may address during the work day - how to handle payroll, purchases, billings, cash, fixed assets, inventory, and create financial statements.

Prerequisite: None


Administrative Assistant

As an office professional, you only have to do one thing: everything! And there never seems to be enough time to do it all, much less learn how. But if you really want to ramp up your job performance – and add value to your employer – you need to take this Administrative Assistant course. This course offers an almost endless supply of savvy advice, great tips, proven tools, and powerful strategies for dealing with both everyday job responsibilities and requirements.

So whether you’re brushing up your skills, keeping up with new developments in business, increasing your own marketability, or just starting a challenging and rewarding career, this comprehensive course is just the right thing to move your career forward!  

Prerequisite: None

Start Your Own Bookkeeping Business

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own Bookkeeping business?  Many years ago Benjamin Franklin said, "There is nothing certain in life except death and taxes." This is still true today. According to the laws of the Internal Revenue Service, businesses "must keep adequate accounting records."  This course will help guide you through the process of starting and growing your business.   First we will cover the initial steps to starting your business from choosing a name to selecting the type of entity and more.  Marketing your business is key and in this course, you will learn how to utilize social media and important aspects of your branded website.  Other topics include developing a clientele list, legal and ethical issues and other resources - all geared to helping you build the successful business of your dreams.

Microsoft Excel® 2019

Microsoft Excel 2019 is a powerful tool you can use to create and format spreadsheets so you can more easily analyze data, share information, and make more informed decisions. With our Microsoft Excel 2019 course, you will learn how to create rich data visualization, PivotTable views, professional-looking charts, print media, hyperlinks, and worksheet web pages.

** Course Subject to Change.

QuickBooks® Pro

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List the basics for getting started with QuickBooks
  • Define the steps for completing daily entry tasks
  • Recognize the steps to print checks, process taxes, process payroll and track expenses
  • Identify the steps for creating and printing reports, invoicing, file management, and backing up information
  • Describe steps for creating charts for tracking actual spending, income, inventory, assets, and liabilities

Professional Bookkeeping

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the daily tasks and procedures involved with bookkeeping
  • Define inventory systems and the steps needed to issue financial statements
  • Recall the methods for managing credits and collections
  • List the steps involved in accounts payable and recordkeeping
  • Describe the fundamentals of mastering internal controls and fraud prevention

Administrative Assistant

After completing this course, you should be able to: 

  • Identify general office tasks and procedures
  • Recognize types of office equipment and computer programs used in business
  • Describe the fundamentals of working with a team, communication skills and developing presentations
  • Recall record keeping procedures
  • Identify the basic requirements for bookkeeping and accounting in the office

Start Your Own Bookkeeping Business

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify various challenges in starting a bookkeeping business
  • Recall methods and techniques for setting up a bookkeeping business
  • List strategies to use in a marketing campaign
  • Define client management techniques and recognize financial considerations for starting a business 

Microsoft Excel® 2019

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List the basic range functions in Microsoft Excel 2019
  • Identify the correct use of formulas, worksheets, and workbooks
  • Recall how to create professional looking charts, tables, and graphics
  • Recognize how to import, use, and analyze data

QuickBooks® Pro

QuickBooks Pro Module 1
An Accounting Primer

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Double-Entry Bookkeeping
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Inventory Accounting
  • Recording Accounts Payable Transactions
  • Accounting for Fixed Assets
  • Recognizing Liabilities
  • Closing Out Revenue and Expense Accounts

QuickBooks Pro Module 2
Setting Up QuickBooks

  • Planning Your New System
  • Installing QuickBooks
  • QuickBooks Setup Wizard
  • Identifying the Starting Trial Balance
  • Loading the Master File Lists
  • Setting Up QuickBooks Preferences
  • Specifying Reports and Graphs

QuickBooks Pro Module 3
Bookkeeping Basics

  • Invoicing Customers
  • Recording Sales Receipts and Credit Memos
  • Paying Vendors
  • Paying Bills
  • Tracking Inventory and Items
  • Managing Cash and Bank Accounts
  • Reconciling Bank Accounts
  • Setting Up Payroll
  • Paying Employees

QuickBooks Pro Module 4
Accounting Chores

  • Working with QuickBooks Journal Entries
  • Reviewing the Accountant and Tax Reports
  • Preparing Financial Statements and Reports
  • Preparing a Budget
  • Using Activity-Based Costing
  • Setting Up Project and Job Costing Systems

QuickBooks Pro Module 5
Financial Management

  • Ratio Analysis
  • Liquidity and Leverage Ratios
  • Activity and Profitability Ratios
  • Economic Value-Added Analysis
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Measuring Liquidity
  • Thinking About Risk

QuickBooks Pro Module 6
Business Plans

  • Profit-Volume-Cost Analysis
  • Calculating Break-Event Points
  • Creating a Business Forecast
  • Reviewing Financial Statements and Ratios
  • Using the Business Plan Workbook
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Strategic Plans

QuickBooks Pro Module 7
Administering QuickBooks and Protecting Data

  • Keeping Data Confidential
  • Using Audit Trails
  • Simultaneous Multiuser Access
  • Backing Up the QuickBooks Data File
  • Restoring a QuickBooks Data File
  • Condensing the QuickBooks Company Files
  • Troubleshooting

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Professional Bookkeeping

Professional Bookkeeping Module 1
Setting Up Your Accounting System

  • Bookkeeping and Accounting Basics
  • Chart of Accounts
  • Debits vs. Credits
  • Double-Entry Accounting
  • Using Journal Entries and Ledgers
  • Choosing an Accounting Method
  • Cash and Accrual Basis

Professional Bookkeeping Module 2
Recording Accounting Transactions

  • Business Transactions
  • Managing Bookkeeping and Accounting System
  • End-of-Period Procedures
  • Tracking Purchases
  • Tracking Inventory
  • Collecting on Cash Sales
  • Processing Employee Payroll and Benefits
  • Taxing Payrolls

Professional Bookkeeping Module 3
Adjusting and Closing Entries

  • Depreciating Your Assets
  • Paying and Collecting Interest
  • Proving Out the Cash
  • Closing Cash Journals
  • Reconciling Accounts and Closing Journal Entries
  • Checking Your Accuracy
  • Working with Trial Balance
  • Developing a Financial Statement Worksheet
  • Adjusting the Books

Professional Bookkeeping Module 4
Preparing Income Statements and Balance Sheets

  • Origins of Accounting Standards
  • Understanding the Nature of Profit
  • Preparing Income Statements Related to Profit
  • Assessing the Balance Sheet’s Asset Section
  • Accounting for Liabilities
  • Keeping Current Liabilities Under Control
  • Capital Stock
  • Coupling the Income Statement and Balance Sheet

Professional Bookkeeping Module 5
Reporting on Financial Statements

  • Clarifying the Values of Assets in Balance Sheets
  • Introducing Business Valuation
  • Cash Flows and Changes in Equity
  • Difference Between Cash and Profit
  • Analyzing Financial Statements
  • Explanatory Notes and Disclosures
  • Reports to Shareholders

Professional Bookkeeping Module 6
Planning and Budgeting for Business

  • Incorporating Your Business
  • Choosing a Legal Structure for a Business
  • Outlining a Basic Business Plan
  • Budgeting Basics
  • Budgeting with Cash or Accrual Accounting
  • Long-Term Obligations

Professional Bookkeeping Module 7
Business Decisions

  • Estimating Costs with Job Costing
  • Performing Activity-Based Costing
  • Examining Contribution Margins
  • Accounting for Change with Variance Analysis
  • Smart Pricing Decisions
  • Financial Formulas

Professional Bookkeeping Module 8
Cash and Purchasing

  • Identifying Costs and Matching Costs with Revenue
  • Satisfying the Matching Principle
  • Inventory Cost Flow Assumptions
  • Inventory Types
  • Incremental and Opportunity Costs
  • Interpreting Financial Results
  • Reviewing Profit and Earnings
  • Maximizing Business Value

Professional Bookkeeping Module 9
Auditing and Detecting Financial Fraud

  • Sarbanes-Oxley Regulation
  • Preventing Cash Losses from Embezzlement and Fraud
  • Assessing Audit Risk
  • Collecting and Documenting Audit Evidence
  • Auditing a Client’s Internal Controls
  • Five Components of Internal Controls
  • Common Fraud Schemes
  • Financial Statement Fraud

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant Module 1
Typing Practice & Improvement

  • Pre-Test Your Typing Ability
  • Finger Positioning Exercises
  • Typing Practice Games
  • Typing Progress Tracking
  • Improve Your Typing Skills
  • Increase Your Typing Speed

Administrative Assistant Module 2
The Workplace

  • Office Administrative
  • Employer Expectations
  • Employer/Employee Responsibilities
  • What is a Professional?
  • Your Professional Image
  • Business Etiquette

Administrative Assistant Module 3
Working Ethically 

  • Goals and Accountability
  • Workstation Organization
  • Managing Workload
  • Life Management
  • Ethics: The Basics
  • Characteristics of Ethical Organizations
  • Making Ethical Choices
  • Working Ethically

Administrative Assistant Module 4
Developing Customer Focus 

  • Teams at Work
  • Team Process
  • Contributing to the Team
  • Effective Teams and Team Challenges
  • Customer Focus
  • Customer Strategies
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Handling Difficult Situations

Administrative Assistant Module 5
Communication Skills

  • The Communication Process
  • Listening Skills
  • Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Skills
  • Written Communication Skills
  • Global Communication
  • Workplace Collaboration Tools
  • Telecommunications
  • Security Issues

Administrative Assistant Module 6
Presentations and Planning

  • Planning and Researching Presentations
  • Writing Presentations
  • Developing and Using Visual Aids
  • Practice and Delivering Presentations
  • Types of Meetings
  • Meeting Formats
  • Meeting Responsibilities

Administrative Assistant Module 7
Records Management

  • Value of Records
  • Storage Supplies, Equipment, Media
  • Records Storage Systems
  • Filing Procedures
  • Filing Procedures for Electronic Records
  • Preparing and Sending Outgoing Mail
  • Handling Incoming Mail

Administrative Assistant Module 8
Business Travels and Financials 

  • Domestic Travel
  • International Travel
  • Cultural Differences
  • Travel Procedures
  • Financial Statements
  • Employee Payroll
  • Financial Forms and Transactions
  • Bank Reconciliation

Administrative Assistant Module 9
Career Success

  • Job Seeking
  • Job Interview Skills
  • Job Advancement and Changes
  • Leading and Managing
  • Leadership Traits
  • Leadership Styles
  • Leading People

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Start Your Own Bookkeeping Business

Start Your Own Bookkeeping Business Module 1
Start-Up Considerations

People start their own businesses for a variety of reasons.  What is your motivation for starting your own home-based business?  Balancing work and family can be somewhat challenging, but with your dedication, vision and knowledge of how to successfully run a business, you will succeed.  This module will take you through starter business challenges and methods to use in your new bookkeeping business.  

  • How the Industry Has Changed
  • Why Be a Home-Based Business?
  • Balancing Work and Family
  • What is Your Vision for the Business
  • Methods to Get Started

Start Your Own Bookkeeping Business Module 2
Setting Up Your Business

Module two will offer tips and suggestions in how to write your business plan.  Additionally, we will go through the sequence of steps needed to establish your business identity.  Setting up your home office is key to an organized and successful home business. In this module, we will discuss some ideas as to how to set up your home office.  We will also explore some of the key technology items to consider when getting started.

  • Tools and Resources for Writing the Plan
  • Establish Your Business Identity
  • Marketing Materials
  • Set Up Your Home Office
  • Technology: Computer, Software, and Other Equipment

Start Your Own Bookkeeping Business Module 3
Training, Experience and Marketing

In module three, we will look at what you can do to help your business stand out from the crowd. Bookkeeping certification could be just what you need to advance your business.  We will discuss the career outlook for bookkeepers and the differences in certification types. Today, businesses heavily rely on social media and only marketing to advertise their brand. In this module, we will discuss strategies to use in your marketing campaign.

  • Bookkeeper Certification
  • Your Brand
  • Contact List for Marketing
  • Your Website
  • Online Marketing and Social Media

Start Your Own Bookkeeping Business Module 4
Financial Considerations and Client-Management

Module four will focus on the financial considerations and client management areas of your business.  Part of our focus will be on billing policies and terms and how to easily manage accounts.  We will share what type of software available to you to help with this process.  The last part of module four will go over the regulations for preparing taxes and how to follow the boards of accountancy in your state.

  • Billing Policies and Terms
  • Manage Accounts Receivable and Collections
  • Client-Acceptance and Retention Policies
  • Systems and Procedures
  • State Boards of Accountancy and Regulations for Tax Professionals

Microsoft Excel® 2019

Microsoft Excel® 2019 Module 1
Working with Ranges

In Excel, a range is a group of two or more cells that work together rather than separately.  The range is the basic function that makes Excel a powerful tool, and it is discussed in this module. We start by learning how to fill a range with values, move or copy them, and insert or delete them.  After that we discuss range names and how to use them.  We conclude by discussing how to format fonts, colors, alignments, numbers, column widths, row heights, and other range options.

  • Excel’s Ribbon User Interface
  • Data Entry
  • Cell Formatting
  • Working with Columns
  • Editing Workbooks

Microsoft Excel® 2019 Module 2
Getting Organized 

Once a range is populated and formatted, it’s time to do something with that data. In this module we discuss how to change page orientation, view your pages in Page Layout view, and how to print all or just some of your worksheets. We move on to discuss how to maintain and manipulate the worksheet, which is where you spend most time in Excel, then you will learn how worksheets and workbooks go together. We describe how to name your cells, find and replace information, and how to categorize and maintain multiple worksheets.

  • Previewing Pages
  • Printing
  • Maintaining the Worksheet
  • Multiple Worksheets
  • What-If Analyses

Microsoft Excel® 2019 Module 3
Tables, Charts, and Graphics 

Once you have your workbooks and worksheets created, it’s time to do something useful with your new tools. In this module we first discuss the purpose and multiple uses of Pivot tables. Then we dive into the basics of creating professional looking charts and graphics. Finally, we discuss how to set up and work with data lists in Excel, as well as how to link, automate, and share spreadsheets.

  • Pivot Tables
  • Working with Charts and Graphics
  • Creating Data Lists
  • Linking, Automating, and Sharing Spreadsheets

Microsoft Excel® 2019 Module 4
Using and Analyzing Data 

In the last module of this course, we explore the do’s and don’ts of working with Excel and we discover important skills required to use Excel successfully. We also discuss how to manage and maintain loads of data and we identify trends in your data.

  • Beginner Basics
  • Commandments of Excel
  • Managing Data
  • Analyzing Data

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The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!**

*A few courses still have physical materials.

QuickBooks® Pro

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit for the Intuit QuickBooks certification exam.

Professional Bookkeeping

Upon successful completion of our Professional Bookkeeping course, students will be prepared, in part, to sit for the AIPB Certified Bookkeeper exam. Candidates must also submit proof of at least two years of full time or 3,000 hours of part-time work experience before or after taking the exam. Candidates have 3 years from the exam date to fulfill this requirement.

Administrative Assistant

Upon successful completion of our Administrative Assistant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level job as an Administrative Assistant in an office setting and to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Administrative Assistant (CAA).

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended


PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player


MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player