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Did you know that employment for accountants and bookkeepers is growing faster than average? Are you looking for a career in bookkeeping or do you want to learn basic accounting and bookkeeping practices for your own business?

Our courses will teach you accounting principles, how to read financial statements, debits and credits, accounts payable, QuickBooks and so much more.

Whether you're looking for new career training, advancement within your current job, or simply want to acquire new skills, our online bookkeeping and accounting courses can help. You can start with these noncredit programs below and/or take one of our credit programs in Accounting Computer Skills (Credential) or Bookkeeping (Certificate).

Course Offerings

Professional Bookkeeping with Quickbooks 2015 (140hrs)

Prepare for a career in the high-demand field of bookkeeping and accounting as you master QuickBooks 2015, the leading financial software tool for small businesses. Even with no bookkeeping experience, you'll be able to do professional bookkeeping for a small business after taking this online course. The course will teach you how to plan a budget, manage payroll systems, and manage accounts. It also makes you aware of the legal standards that apply to accounting methods, giving you the proper credentials you need to practice bookkeeping with confidence. 

To register for this course visit Ed2Go. Online $1895

Note: If you have a different version of Quickbooks, the 2017-2019 courses are also available. Visit Ed2Go to view the additional options.

QuickBooks 2019 Series (Introduction & Intermediate) (48hrs)

Understanding QuickBooks is one of the top skills a small business owner needs to successfully run their business. If you are a busy professional that wants to oversee your bookkeeping and accounting, the QuickBooks 2019 Series will teach you how to use this popular accounting software.

To register for this course visit Ed2Go. Online $199

Quickbooks for Contractors 2014 (24hrs)

Master the Premier Contractor Edition of QuickBooks 2014 as you learn to create estimates, perform time tracking and job costing, bill clients, and more. This course includes easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and hands-on practice with the QuickBooks features you will use every day as a contractor.

To register for this course visit Ed2Go. Online $119

Microsoft Excel 2019 Certification Training (70hrs)

If your organization uses lists of any kind, you need to know how to use Microsoft Excel. Earning Microsoft Office Specialist and Expert certifications sets your professional skill set apart from other Excel users. This course will prepare you for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Expert certification exams for Excel. You will first learn to use Excel 2019 to create, modify, and format Excel worksheets, perform calculations, and print Excel workbooks. The course then moves on to teach you how to use advanced formulas, work with lists, work with illustrations and charts, and use advanced formatting techniques. You will also learn Excel's advanced features, such as pivot tables, audit worksheets, data tools, macros, and collaboration methods.
Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert certification exam for Excel 2019.

To register for this course visit Ed2Go. Online $595

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 (24hrs)

Discover how to create worksheets, workbooks, charts and graphs quickly and efficiently. 

To register for this course visit the Ed2Go. Online $129

Financial Literacy for Entrepreneurs 

Financial literacy is an important aspect of running a business; it is about knowing your finances, where the money comes from and how it is spent. A sustainable business relies on a strong foundation of financial stability. Financial literacy also helps entrepreneurs to understand the difference between one’s personal finances versus business finances; this helps in the better management of money for one’s personal needs and have sufficient amount for running the business. Topics include credit and credit scores, budgeting, cash flow management, understanding financial statements and building relationships with lenders. This SBDC course is offered FREE for any matriculated SUNY Ulster student and Veterans.

DCB 2319 CRN 90251 T 10/27 & 11/10 6-7pm Remote $35

Introduction to Grant Writing

Whether you’re an individual artist or you want to work for a nonprofit, grant writing is a necessary skill if you want to raise money for a project or an organization. In this class, you will learn the basics of grant writing, including writing tips, grant research and the submission process. Instructor: T. Bracco has been working in the nonprofit sector for 20 years doing fundraising, grant writing and consulting for the art and education organizations including Women's Project, Theatre Communications Group, Primary Stages, Our Time Theatre Company, Girls Write Now and The Future Project. To be taught via Zoom.

DCB 2356 CRN 90352 T 10/20-11/10 4-6pm Remote $225

Notary Public Workshop

This class, endorsed by the American Society of Notaries, prepares students to pass the New York State notary exam and provides a comprehensive view of the notary public office.

Instructor: E. Haddeland, Esq., is a licensed attorney and notary public in New York State.

DCB 1260 CRN 30194 R 4/29 2:30-5:30pm Remote $69

The following three courses are offered by Barbara Ginty, owner of Independent Financial Services, a family business for over 20 years specializing in comprehensive financial planning. She is a CFP® professional and holds both security and insurance licenses including the following: series 7, 63, 65 and health, life, and disability insurance.

Future Rich

Seven days of financial strategies, personal stories, professional tips all tied up in feel-good, empowering videos.

To register for this course visit the Planancial site Free

Student Loans

To register for this course visit the Planancial site.  Free

Making the Most of  Social Security  - Webinar

About 40% of retirees apply for Social Security at age 62. But by doing so, they may significantly and permanently reduce the benefits that they receive over a lifetime. Social Security provides a guaranteed income stream and longevity protection, spousal protection, and some inflation protection

10/21 $75

To register for this course visit the Planancial site



Certificate in Financial Essentials

This online certificate program introduces non-financial managers to the essentials of finance. The courses will help you become conversant in critical financial terminology, and you will learn how to calculate key financial management indicators. You will learn how to assess your organization's financial health by reviewing balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow, and you will discover how finance and accounting tools can be used to support informed decision making within organizations.

To register for this course visit the MindEdge site. $399

Certified Financial Health Counselor (Exam Included)

Staying financially healthy is important regardless of the economic climate. To provide financial health counseling, one must have a strong knowledge of core financial and credit concepts. This course will prepare you for a career in financial counseling as an independent counselor or a consultant to other businesses supporting individuals.

You will learn skills that can be applied to counseling disciplines such as housing counselor, student loan counselor, or financial coach. Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn a Certified Financial Health Counselor designation from the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors.

To register for this course visit the Ed2Go site. $1995





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