Accounting Class Includes QuickBooks Certification this Fall

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By Mike McKissack

The College of DuPage Accounting 1175 Accounting with QuickBooks class has been redesigned to include QuickBooks ProAdvisor Certification beginning this fall.

According to COD Accounting Program Coordinator Maureen McBeth, the class was redesigned to reflect the changing needs of today's employers.

“The marketplace is changing and more businesses, large and small, are outsourcing their bookkeeping function and certified users of QuickBooks are in high demand,” McBeth said. “We have redesigned this class so students learn deeper processes in the QuickBooks software that will enable them to take and pass the QuickBooks Certification Exam.”

The reformatted class has increased from two credit hours to three credit hours and covers a variety of topics, including basic accounting, customization, list management, payroll, purchases, recording transaction, reporting, sales, as well as QuickBooks customization, general knowledge, setup and utilities.

McBeth said the class will provide students with important in-demand skills.

“This class builds incredible accounting skills that make students more employable,” she said. “Obtaining QuickBooks ProAdvisor Certification puts job seekers in a position to be selected over other candidates as it demonstrates that they have the technical abilities and marketable accounting skills that today’s employers demand allowing them to advance quickly into supervisory roles and even using their skills to take on bookkeeping clients of their own.”

The Accounting program at College of DuPage provides fundamental and advanced education and practice in accounting principles and skill sets, as well as in areas such as business, computers, mathematics and taxation. The certificate and occupational Accounting programs are designed for students who plan to join the workforce immediately after college as accounting clerks, bookkeepers, junior accountants, bank tellers, credit analysts, auditing clerks and tax preparers. In addition, COD offers transfer opportunities such as the Associate in Arts in Accounting transfer program and the innovative 3+1 articulated agreement with Benedictine University.

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College of DuPage is an accredited community college that serves more than 29,000 students each term. The College, which grants nine associate degrees and more than 170 certificates in 100 areas of study, is the second largest provider of public undergraduate education in Illinois.

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