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Mission

The mission of this program is to prepare students with the knowledge, skills and competencies to successfully gain employment and create advancement opportunities in the accounting and related business fields.

Description

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as an Information Technology Assistant, Accounting Clerk, Accounting Associate, and Accounting Assistant. Training includes but is not limited to double entry accounting principles; methods of recording business transactions; preparation and analysis of various documents and financial statements; payroll records and tax forms; accounting control systems; account and transaction analysis; inventory methods; the aging process; depreciation; and the application of accounting principles to various entities. This program is offered in both traditional classroom instruction and online learning settings.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of four occupational completion points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete the Program

Grade 10 math, language and reading.

B070110 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 900 Hrs
OTA0040 A* Information Technology Assistant 150
ACO0040 B Accounting Clerk 300
ACO0041 C Accounting Associate 300
ACO0042 D Accounting Assistant 150
* The courses in OCP A are the CORE program. If the student has credit for these courses in high school  or can demonstrate the attained skills, the student may start with OCP B, Accounting Clerk.
Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification

Near the completion of the program, students take the following:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Bundle Certification (3 of 5), Microsoft
  • Microsoft Office Master, Microsoft
  • QuickBooks
Microsoft Office Specialist Microsoft Office Master QuickBooks

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in AS degree programs are eligible to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

  • Office Administration AS degree – 6 credits
  • Accounting Technology AS degree – Up to 6 credits

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