Accounting with Data Processing: Diploma Summary

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An accounting with data processing diploma will prepare you for an entry-level position in an office or business environment. Read the following article to find out more.
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What is an Accounting with Data Processing Diploma?

Like to find work in a computerized, modern office? Then an accounting with data processing diploma might just be the ticket. You will learn how to carry out accounting and administrative functions, thus preparing you for an entry-level job upon graduation.

Required Courses:

Students will learn about different types of accounting in this program. They will also learn basic spreadsheet and data entry functions. Basic courses required include:

  • Accounting procedures
  • Computer accounting
  • Auditing
  • Word processing
  • Software applications
  • Databases
  • Office procedure
  • Customer service

Skills Obtained:

The skills obtained from earning an accounting with date processing diploma will prepare students for the day to day tasks they will be asked to complete in an office. Specific skills acquired may include the following:

  • Accounting skills
  • Bookkeeping skills
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Internet skills
  • Email skills
  • Math skills
  • Payroll skills
  • Peachtree and Quickbooks skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Communication skills
  • Writing skills

Career Related Information

Reasons to Earn an Accounting with Data Processing Diploma:

As the world population continues to grow, the demand for money management experts will also grow, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), www.bls.gov. This means that students will be able to find work in both the private and public sectors that will be challenging and rewarding.

Salary Information:

Those who have a diploma in accounting with data processing diploma can expect to earn between $22,960 and $43,570 annually (BLS, May 2004).

Economic Outlook and Growth of the Accounting with Data Processing Field:

Jobs for auditing and accounting clerks and bookkeepers are anticipated to decline. Office automation and outsourcing are factors in the decrease in the number of positions.

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