Accounting Specialist Program
Every business needs accounting professionals, from small businesses to the largest corporations. Accounting technicians take care of financial bookkeeping, handle payroll and maintain accounts payable or accounts receivable activity. The AVTEC Accounting Specialist program prepares you for entry-level employment in the field of accounting or bookkeeping in just 36 weeks of comprehensive training, so you are ready to enter a professional working environment in less than a year. During your training, you will complete the accounting work for three accounting cycles so upon completing the program you will be ready to immediately perform on the job.
Earn University of Alaska college credits (depending on coursework completed) while attending AVTEC.
Computer operations are a major part of the Accounting Specialist program. Students learn to operate computers in a modern computer lab using a variety of software to become a productive user of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet. Training software includes Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer, Cougar Mountain Accounting, and QuickBooks Pro. Students are taught by Microsoft Office Specialist Instructors using the curriculum designed for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. The MOS credential demonstrates to an employer that students have the skills with Microsoft's leading business desktop software.
Accounting Specialist Courses
In addition to the courses required for the Office Assistant program, the Accounting Specialist program focuses on these specialized advanced business office skills:
Accounting for a Service Business Organized as a Proprietorship
Accounting for a Merchandising Business Organized as a Corporation
Accounting for a Merchandise Business Organized as a
Corporation—Adjustments and Valuation (Contact hours: 182)
Additional Accounting Procedures (Contact hours: 30)
Computerized Accounting (Contact hours: 120)
To provide students with the technical office skills and professional work habits for career success in today's business and industry. The Accounting Specialist program is committed to producing well-qualified employees for Alaska's business offices, to providing a professional learning environment, and to meeting the needs of Alaska's diverse multicultural communities.
Length of Course
1,246 clock hours, 178 training days
August and January
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Minimum TABE tests scores for this program are: Reading - 555 and Combined Math - 552
Contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-478-5389 for program entrance information and testing requirements. Physical requirements of the occupation are good eyesight, finger coordination, and the ability to sit for one to two hours.