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Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Accounting Paraprofessional program will:

  • Possess the skills needed to secure and maintain entry-level employment as accounting clerks, accounts receivable/accounts payable clerks, payroll clerks, bookkeepers, and income tax preparers.
  • Understand and practice professional work habits expected in the accounting field, including confidentiality and accounting ethics.
  • Be able to correctly complete accounting processes according to GAAP ("Generally Accepted Accounting Practices"), both manually and using computerized accounting software, and prepare financial statements.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using computer hardware and software, including MS Word, MS Excel and computerized accounting software.
  • Perform those basic office tasks and procedures that are typical in entry-level accounting positions.
  • Be able to research business and employment information via printed materials, electronic media, and the Internet.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally and in writing at a level necessary for successful employment in the accounting field.
  • Demonstrate mathematical skills essential to employment in the accounting field.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills needed to prioritize, anticipate and analyze problems, and to evaluate and implement solutions.
  • Possess a commitment to diversity and enhanced employability through the understanding and practice of human relations and teamwork skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, including resume, and present oneself positively in a job interview.

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