Certification Programs

Accounting Certificate Program

Students will learn the basics of accounting for business applications and will have the foundation skills to perform accounting operations for a sole proprietorship or a corporation. Students will gain an understanding of accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll functions. Inventory valuation, accounting for uncollectible accounts, depreciation, and notes are also studied.

Certification: QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU)

Class Format:  Lecture
Cost:  $3,077 (Tuition $2,241 + Textbooks $691 + Certification $145)
Program Length:  240 hours
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Building Your Professional Brand
  • Business Communications
  • Introduction to Computers/Keyboarding
  • Microsoft Office - Word Basic, Word Intermediate, Excel Basic
  • QuickBooks Pro
  • QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU)

Office & Technology FastTracks Certification Programs

Individual Classes and Schedules

Accounting I

 Course Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Winter 2021:  1/6/21 to 3/24/21
Schedule:  Wednesday; 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $509 (Tuition $288 + Textbooks $221)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
In this 36-hour class, you will learn to journalize debits/credits; prepare a worksheet, balance sheet, and income statement for a sole proprietorship; complete adjusting and closing entries; journalize transactions into purchases, cash payments, sales, and cash receipts journals. Offers articulated college credit.

Accounting II

Course format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Spring/Summer 2021:  3/31/21 to 6/23/21
Schedule:  Wednesday; 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost:  $328 (Tuition $288 + Project $40 + Textbook $221 if not previously purchased in Accounting I)

Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Prerequisite:  Accounting I

Description:
In this 36-hour class, you will learn basic accounting concepts for a corporation by posting to subsidiary ledgers; journalize into special journals; prepare and record payroll; prepare financial statements for a corporation. Offers articulated college credit.

Building Your Professional Brand

Course format:  Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester:  Spring/Summer 2021:  4/13/21 to 5/20/21
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday; 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $443 (Tuition $348 + Textbook $95)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Prerequisite:  Word Core

Description:
This 36-hour instructor-led course will equip you with the necessary skills to get you that perfect career! This course combines "soft" skills along with employment skills such as creating or updating that resume, cover letter, and a thank-you letter to that interview. Learn how to answer the toughest interview questions, and know how to ask great follow-up questions in an interview.

Business Communication

Course format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Fall 2020:  11/2/20 to 12/18/20
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday; 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM​
Cost:  $408 (Tuition $348 + Textbook $60)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Prerequisite:  Word Core

Description:
This 36-hour course examines principles of communication in the workplace and introduces you to common formats, such as the memo, letter, and report. It helps you review your writing skills to gain greater mastery of grammar, mechanics, and style as well as the Association of Records Managers and Administrators, Inc. (ARMA) rules of record management. Offers articulated college credit.

Excel Basic

Course Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Fall 2020; 9/17/20 and 9/18/20
Schedule:  Thursday and Friday; 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost:  $225 (Tuition $200 + Textbook $25)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
This eight (8) hour instructor-led course provides thorough introductory training in Excel. This course covers beginning-level skills and is ideal for the newer computer user who wants to become well versed in Excel. Topics introduced include the ribbon interface; entering and editing data; selecting cells and ranges; printing worksheets; creating formulas and functions; formatting cell contents; inserting and deleting columns, rows, and cells; charts; and more. After completing this course, students can successfully face the challenges presented in the Excel Intermediate Training Course

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Excel Intermediate

Course Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Fall 2020; 10/1/20 and 10/2/20
Schedule: Thursday and Friday; 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost:  $225 (Tuition $200 + Textbook $25)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Prerequisite:  Pre-training assessment

Description:
This eight (8) hour instructor-led course provides thorough mid-level training in Excel. This text covers more complex skills than those presented in the Excel Basic course, but with the same proven instructional design. Topics introduced include large worksheets and workbooks; tables; outlines; inserting clip art, pictures, and SmartArt; templates; digital signatures; and more. After completing this course, students can successfully face the challenges presented in Microsoft Excel Advanced.

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Excel Advanced

Course Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Fall 2020; 10/15/2020 and 10/16/2020
Schedule:  Thursday and Friday; 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost:  $225 (Tuition $200 = Textbook $25)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Prerequisite:  Pre-training assessment

Description:
This eight (8) hour instructor-led course provides thorough advanced training in Excel. This course provides more complex skills than those present in the Excel Intermediate course, but with the same proven instructional design. This is an advanced course that will challenge students. Topics introduced include PivotTables and macros, financial functions, data analysis, auditing, and additional functions, advanced formatting and analysis tools, collaboration, and more. The course concludes with an integration lesson.

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Keyboarding/Introduction to Computers & Internet

Course format:  Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester:  Fall 2020:  10/5/20 to 10/30/20
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday; 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost:  $308 (Tuition $233 + Online Fee $75)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Prerequisite:  Keyboarding

Description:
In this 24-hour class, you will learn to navigate Windows Explorer; create, save, and print documents; work with the taskbar and folders; use the desktop; explore the Internet and many other features. Offers articulated college credit.

Microsoft Office - Word and Excel

Course format:  Lecture
Semester:  Fall 2020:  11/2/20 to 12/18/20
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday; 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost:  $423 (Tuition $348 + Textbook $75)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Prerequisite:  Knowledge of computers and keyboarding

Description:  
Want to learn Excel and Word but are short on time? Take Word Basic, Word Intermediate, and Excel 2016 Basic courses in a lecture setting.

National Career Readiness (NCRC) Prep

Course format: Open Entry
Schedule:  Open Lab
Cost:  $154 (Tuition $99 + Test $55)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Certification Available:  NCRC

Description:
In this course, you will earn the National Career Readiness Certificate by strengthening your skills using Key Train in the following key areas: Applied Math, Reading for Information and Locating Information. This course is conducted in an open entry/open exit format and is designed to help students pass these three tests. Remediation is available.

QuickBooks Pro

Course format:  Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester:  Spring/Summer 2021:  3/31/21 to 6/23/21
Schedule:  Wednesday; 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM​
Cost:  $611 (Tuition $348 + Textbook $118 + Certification $145)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Computers or on-the-job experience, Accounting II

Certification Available:  QuickBooks Certified User 

Description:
In this hands-on approach you will be working with a chart of accounts, banking, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, reports, and graphs.

Online Courses

Introduction to Photoshop CS6

Course format:  Online
Course length:  24 hours
Cost:  $115

Description:
Photoshop is the world's best-known photo-editing program and the tool artists, photographers, designers, and hobbyists all rely on for image creation and editing. In this six-week online instructor-led course, you'll learn how to use Photoshop with skill and confidence, even if you're a beginner.

Intermediate Photoshop CS6

Course Format:  Online
Course Length:  24 hours
Cost:  $115

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Photoshop CS6 or other experience

Description:
If you’re already using the basic tools in Adobe Photoshop CS5, take your
photo-editing skills to a new level! In this six-week instructor-led course,
you’ll become an expert at using layers, layer masks, and other advanced
features that let you change images easily long after you create them (and
long after the Photoshop “undo” command expires).
 

Introduction to Publisher

Course format:  Online
Course length:  24 hours
Cost:  $115

Description:
As part of the FastTrack program, this six-week instructor-led online course will show you how to use Microsoft Publisher 2013 to create impressive publications. It's perfect for beginners who want to learn how to produce professional-quality newsletters, fliers, letterheads, and brochures.

You'll start by learning how to navigate the Publisher workspace using the ribbon, and how to access both local and online Publisher templates. Next, you'll find out how to create and manage text, pictures, graphics, and other elements, such as tables and shapes, and see how you can use these different components to create a variety of documents.