Business Finance & Accounting

*Some courses require more than a single term to meet all certificate requirements and to complete the training programs. Grade averages and minimum attendance, specific to each class, must be met in order to receive certification.

Accounting 1 (Intro to Accounting)

Textbook required, must be purchased on your own - book cost not included in course.

  • Progress through the accounting cycle in the same order as a typical business, gaining real-world understanding of the cycle and actions associated with each step
  • Provides a balance of theory and practical application to create a unique approach to learning and give a big-picture view of real-world experiences with realistic case studies
  • Learning is reinforced with practice sets, progressive exercises, and projects
  • Includes access to online curriculum
  • Must maintain minimum 80% attendance - required

Accounting 2 (Accounting in Excel)

Textbook required, must be purchased on your own - book cost not included in course.

  • REQUIRED - Certificate of Completion for Accounting 1, OR work experience in bookkeeping/accounting & Excel
  • Offers sequential progression of material for Accounting using Excel
  • Introduces accounting principles in a logical sequence
  • Excel topics are introduced with the accounting principle through real-world projects
  • Topics include Financial Statement Analysis, Inventory Costing, Bank Reconciliation, Depreciation Schedule, Payroll, Amortization, Budgeting and Cost Analysis
  • Must maintain minimum 80% attendance - required

QuickBooks

Textbook required, must be purchased on your own - book cost not included in course.

  • REQUIRED - Certificate of Completion for Accounting 1, OR work background in bookkeeping/accounting
  • Learn how to manage business operations of small businesses to fulfill fiduciary responsibilities from accounting, tax, and recordkeeping perspectives
  • Topics include Setting Up a New Company, Working with Customers and Vendors, Banking and Credit Card Transactions, Managing Inventory, Working with Balance Sheets and Budgets, Customizing QuickBooks, Adjusting and Closing the Books, and Payroll
  • Qualified students can take the QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) exam
  • Must maintain minimum 80% attendance - required

Business & Finance - ONLINE ONLY

Self-paced class, includes access to online curriculum & practice test software 
No textbook - 24/7 access to lessons and materials online
  • Review at your own pace and time for control over work-life-school balance
  • Validate your understanding of core business principles to launch & maintain a small business successfully
  • Learn through a series of online materials, recorded videos, and assignments
  • Must complete required hours and course competencies
Available Online Trainings for this class:
  • Starting a Business - Learn and understand core business principles and start your own business.
  • Accounting Basics - Learn the accounting cycle for standard businesses and gain real-world understanding of bookkeeping.
  • QuickBooks Online - Learn the practical application of accounting fundamentals and use the computerized accounting software QuickBooks Online.
  • Microsoft Word - Learn the word processing application software to create, save, edit, format, and print text-based documents such as letters and reports easily and efficiently.
  • Microsoft Excel - Learn the spreadshet application software to organize data in columns and rows, calculate numerical data, display data in various formats, and speed the process of chaning and updating data efficiently.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint - Learn the built-in presentation graphics application software to create multimedia presentations to deliver professional & highly effective presentations.
Industry-Recognized Certifications:
  • Teacher Approval REQUIRED for MOS exam prep and QBCU exam prep courses - Email Marasigan.Maria@tusd.org to receive approval
    • REQUIRED FOR MOS - Certificate of Completion for MS Excel and/or MS Word, OR any proof of previous training or experience to take the industry-recognized certifications.
      • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam Fee - $85.00
    • REQUIRED FOR QBCU - Certificate of Completion for Accounting and QuickBooks, OR any proof of previous training or experience to take the industry-recognized certifications.
      • QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) Exam Fee - $95.00
    • REQUIRED FOR CBP - Certificate of Completion for Accounting 1, OR any proof of previous training or experience to take the industry-recognized certification.
      • Certified Bookkeeping Professional (CBP) Exam Fee - $70.00