Accounting Specialist

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 maintaining the general ledger, preparing 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 instruction 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 Online 2020/2021
  • Excel 2019

This course is 190 hours of instruction, 100% online, and an instructor-led class using a learning management system (LMS) for content delivery.  Students registered for the online class will receive an email with login instructions one day before the first day of class.    

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.

Accounting Specialist Courses

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
ACC-3107-IN51 Accounting Specialist 1/25/24 - 4/25/24
Registration Deadline 1/18/24
M - Su Online Online Online Register Now

Frequently Asked Questions

Course registration fee is $188.
Book cost is approximately $470
Total cost is $658

Payment for class is due at the time of registration.
Registration Deadline 1/18/24

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 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

  • Greensboro, 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm 
  • High Point, 901 S. Main St., H1, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm 

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

ISBN:  9781640610644 MS Excel 2019 & 365: Comprehensive with eLab, from Labyrinth Learning
Cost is approximately $169 at GTCC Bookstore

ISBN:  9781640615250 QuickBooks Online 2023/2024 Comprehensive with eLab, from Labyrinth Learning
Cost is approximately $191 at GTCC Bookstore

ISBN:  9781640615137 Accounting Essentials, from Labyrinth Learning
Cost is approximately $110 at 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 second day of class, you will not receive credit for taking the class. Additionally, time absent will be counted against you; students can only miss eight 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.