Start Your Own Business in Bookkeeping Administration Professional

440 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

The purpose of this course is to give the student tools, information, and strategies to equip them in a way that will give them the best chance of success when starting a business.  We will discuss topics such as risk, economics, the global market, ethics, legal considerations, organization, human resources, and marketing. As a student reads, completes practices and assignments, discusses with others, and takes assessments, he or she will gain a practical understanding of the components of a small business and the steps that one takes to create and establish that business, from the idea, to the business plan, to the strategies for helping that business to succeed and grow.

This course will provide an introduction to the concepts and uses of accounting in a business environment. The primary areas of study in this course include analysis of business transactions, recording procedures and the use of ledgers and journals, accounting for sales and purchases, managing cash, payroll, accruals and deferrals, and preparation and analysis of basic financial statements. After completing this course, students will have solid understanding of business and financial accounting and its role in bookkeeping administration.

In this course, you will learn how to use QuickBooks Online plus by completing two monthly accounting cycles. In the first lessons, accounting for selling service items will be covered. In later lessons, both service items and inventory items that are sold will be covered. Preparing payroll and creating a new company will also be included. Prior to taking this course, you should be familiar with the accounting cycle and how it is related to a business. While no prior knowledge of QuickBooks Online is required, it will be beneficial to have an understanding of accounting principles.

The majority of this course will be conducted through drill exercises and related practice activities and quizzes based on the knowledge you have gained through completing each chapter. Be prepared for a thorough, and extensive hands-on experience throughout the journey of completing this QuickBooks course. While the reading requirements are light, each chapter contains a number of drills that you must complete, as well as the practice activities assigned and lesson quiz.

Students are eligible for a free 365 day copy of Intuit QuickBooks Online Plus from the
Intuit Education Program in order to follow along with the course content.

The Start Your Own Business in Bookkeeping Administration Professional course bundle includes the following courses:

  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Intuit QuickBooks Online Plus
  • Become an Entrepreneur

About ProTrain:

ProTrain is committed to offering world class interactive online courses that provide training and learning support for the student in a number of ways during their experience. The ProTrain course structure has been developed to provide activities to guide students throughout the entire process of learning. Learning activities include hands-on assignments that allow students to use what they are learning to allow better transferable skills within their work environments; and collaborative assignments, like wikis and discussion groups that allow them to share what they have learned with others in the same course.

While a student learns, they are not alone. Each student will receive guidance and support from his or her assigned Training Assessment Manager (TAM) and Student Services Specialist (SSS) representative. In addition, we will offer live monthly webinars and feedback sessions for various subject categories. Throughout the entire course, students are monitored by the SSS representative using progress reporting from the ProTrain Registration System (PRS).

ProTrain will provide Students who successfully complete their online certification programs and pass their industry level certification exams the access to the new ProTrain Education-2-Employment Career Tracker system. The Career Tracker will allow our students who pass exams to load their own resumes at no additional cost, and letting industry employers find their talent through the same database.

This course can help you prepare to take the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User Online and Microsoft Office Suite (MOS) Specialist certification exams.

Course Outline:

Become an Entrepreneur Curriculum:

Lesson 1: Entrepreneurial Pathways

Lesson 2: Who are Your Customers?

Lesson 3: Integrated Marketing

Lesson 4: Show Me the Money: Finding, Securing, and Managing It

Lesson 5: Operating a Small Business Effectively

Lesson 6: Leadership, Ethics, and Exits

Fundamentals of Accounting Curriculum:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Accounting

Lesson 2: Analyzing Business Transactions

Lesson 3: Recording Transactions

Lesson 4: Accounting for Sales and Purchases

Lesson 5: Payroll

Lesson 6: Accruals, Deferrals and the Worksheet

Lesson 7: Financial Statements and Closing Procedures

Intuit QuickBooks Online Plus Curriculum:

Lesson 1: Introduction to QuickBooks Online Plus

Lesson 2: Create a Company

Lesson 3: Sales and Receivables: Service Items

Lesson 4: Payables and Purchases

Lesson 5: General Accounting and End-of-Period Procedures

Lesson 6: Sales and Receivables: Product and Service Items

Lesson 7: Payables, Purchases and Inventory

Lesson 8: General Accounting, End-of-Period Procedures, and Budgets

Lesson 9: Payroll

Lesson 10: Quickbooks Desktop, Mobile and Additional Features

All necessary materials are included.

Certification(s):

This course can help you prepare to take the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User Online and Microsoft Office Suite (MOS) Specialist certification exams.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**