Accounting Specialist (Hybrid)

Are you a sharp individual who enjoys working with numbers? Are you good at keeping records? If you enjoy an office environment and can work well with others or alone, then you should consider becoming an Accounting Specialist. They perform routine accounting activities such as maintenance of the general ledger, preparation of various accounting statements and financial reports and accounts payable or receivable functions. Get an edge on the competition by learning the necessary skills to become successful in this field.

This 190-hour HYBRID course is a combination of 75 hours of face-to-face classroom instruction and 115 hours of online instruction.  It includes:

  • Cash Management Principles and Procedures
  • Accounts Payable Procedures and Practices
  • Accounts Receivable Procedures and Practices
  • Knowledge of Payroll Policies and Procedures
  • Account Balancing Skills
  • Simple Accounting Procedures
  • Preparing Financial Reports
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Records Maintenance Skills
  • Basic Data Entry Skills
  • Basic Word Processing Skills
  • QuickBooks 2018
  • Excel 2016

Students have the opportunity to take the MOS Certification for Microsoft® Excel 2016 at the end of the course.  The exam is administered by GTCC. The exam cost is to be determined.  The schedule will be announced during class. For more information, explore the Microsoft MOS Certification page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Course registration fee is $188.

Book cost is approximately $446

Total cost is $634

Payment for class is due at the time of registration.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
ACC-3107-HQ40 Accounting Specialist 9/9/19-12/16/19 M and one W  monthly 9:00am-1:00pm High Point H4 117 Click Here

Good Computer Skills
E-mail and access to a computer with Internet

Yes.  In order to be successful in the Quick Careers program, students need to have good computer skills. If you are a beginner on the computer, you should take a course FIRST, to strengthen your computer skills before registering for a Quick Careers course. (Contact the Quick Careers Office @ 336-334-4822 extension 53108 with questions).

Individuals should also know that as a Quick Careers student, you will need to have access to a computer outside of class in order to complete required coursework. Computers used outside of class would need to be Internet connected and also have compatible software to what is used in class (e.g. Microsoft® Word, Excel, and, Power Point 2010, etc.) If you do not have a home computer, you should plan to visit a GTCC “Open Lab” to complete required course work.

The below checklist provides information regarding the minimum computer skills needed in order to register for a Quick Careers course. Potential students should thoroughly evaluate their computer skills using this checklist.

Good Computer Skills Self-Assessment


  1. You should be able to turn a computer on and off
    1. Do you know the difference in an operating system versus an application software
      (i.e. Windows® 7 versus Microsoft® Office 2007)

  2. Do you know how to use the computer desktop
    1. Do you know how to make a folder on the desktop
    2. Do you know how to save information on the desktop
    3. Do you know how to retrieve information from the desktop

  3. Do you know what a flash drive is
    1. Do you know how to make a folder on a flash drive
    2. Do you know how to save information on a flash drive
    3. Do you know how to retrieve information from a flash drive

  4. Do you know how to use the internet
    1. Can you bookmark a website
    2. Can you “Google Search”/research information on the internet

  5. Do you have a personal email account
    1. Can you access your personal email from a computer other than your home computer
    2. Can you send internet links via email
    3. Can you send an attachment in an email

  6. Do you know how to create, save and use a basic Microsoft® Word document
    1. Word processing software
    2. Can you type at least 25-30 words per minute

  7. Are you familiar with Microsoft® Excel
    1. Spreadsheet software

  8. Are you familiar with Microsoft® PowerPoint
    1. Presentation software

You may be eligible for scholarship money.  Click on the link below to learn if you might meet the applicant requirements.  Scholarship have time sensitive application deadlines. 


Additionally, the NCWorks Career Center may be able to assist thru the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program.  For more information call NCWorks Greensboro: (336) 297-9444 or NCWorks High Point: (336) 882-4141.

You may register online:  Register

Or In person.  When registering in person, completed the Continuing Education Registration Form and bring it with your payment (check, cash, credit card, or money order), to one of the GTCC Campuses: 

Registration Locations

  • Jamestown, 140 Jamestown Court, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Greensboro, 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • High Point, 901 S. Main St., H1, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Students MUST purchase books PRIOR to the first day of class.

ISBN:  9780357252406  College Accounting Chapters 1-9, 23rd Ed., with CengageNOW V2 Access Card from Cengage 
Cost is approximately $178 at High Point GTCC Bookstore.

ISBN:  9781591368465 MS Excel 2016 Comprehensive and eLab, from Labyrinth Learning
Cost is approximately $140 at High Point GTCC Bookstore.

ISBN: 9781640610040 QuickBooks Desktop 2018 Comprehensive, trial software, and eLab, from Labyrinth Learning
Cost is approximately $128 at High Point GTCC Bookstore.

Students who successfully complete the Accounting Specialist class will receive an Award of Completion.  

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Attendance: Must be in class 90% of class hours.
  • Coursework: Achieve 80% on coursework.

If you enter after the 2nd day of class, you will not receive credit for taking the class.  Additionally, time absent will be counted against you; students can only miss 8 hours of class total and pass the class. 

The college will make a 100% refund of registration fees if you officially withdraw from class before the first meeting.  Also if the class is canceled or full, GTCC will make a full refund. 
The college will refund 75% of the registration fee (of tuition only) if you officially withdraw from the class on the first day of class or before the class reaches the census date.  The census date varies from class to class.  Non-attendance is not a basis for a refund.

You may be eligible for scholarships when taking this training program. Each scholarship has time sensitive application deadline. Click on the link below to learn if you might meet the requirements for one of these scholarships. 

  • SECU (State Employees' Credit Union) Continuing Education Scholarship
  • Golden Leaf Scholarship Application
  • Corporate and Continuing Education Scholarship

These scholarships, if awarded to you, will cover tuition first and then may cover other course related expenses.  Once your application is received, you will be notified by email if it is granted and the amount provided.