Career Description: The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment. They will learn 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. Students learn both manual and computerized accounting systems.
Microsoft Office software packages are used in this program and QuickBooks Certification exam with online practice.
Admissions (How to Apply):
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session handout: Click Here
3. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session video: Click Here
4. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute.
For exemption information, see TABE exemption in the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/
Length of Program: 900 hours – approximately 7 months full time to complete.
Dual Enrollment Available: Yes
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
Job Placement Rate: 80%
On-time Completion Rate: 90%
Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Accounting Operations
Required Books and Materials: Bookstore Page
Program Information Sheet: Accounting Operations
Possible Careers and Outlook:
15-1151.00 Computer User Specialists
43-3031.00 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Estimated Total: $4,000*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies, and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required.
Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Day: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For More Information: Contact Terri Parrish: 941.751.7900 x 1033, Email