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This program is designed to prepare students for employment in entry level positions in the field of Accounting and it provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed. It offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills expanding the traditional role of the Bookkeeper and Accounting Assistant. The content includes 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 focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the accounting industry: planning; management; finance; technical and production skills; underlying principles of technology and ethics.

This occupation has an average wage of $16.85 an hour, based on the Florida Occupational Employment and Wages for Polk County.

Accounting Applications:

Course # OCP Course Title Hours
8207310 A Introduction to Information Technology / Digital Information Technology 150
8203310 B Accounting Applications 1 300
 8203320   Accounting Applications 2  
8203330 C Accounting Applications 3 150

Accounting Operations:

Course # OCP Course Title Hours
OTA0040 A Information Technology Assistant 150
ACO0040 B Accounting Clerk 300
 ACO0041 C Accounting Associate 300
ACO0042 D Accounting Assistant 150
Ridge Technical College
7700 State Road 544
Class Times

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM