Division of Business Studies Distance & Continuing Education Programmes

Office Administration

Duration: 1 Year
Certificate Issued: Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)

Course Content: General Level Syllabus

Information Technology

Duration: 1 Year
Certificate Issued: Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)

Course Content: Technical Level Syllabus

Prerequisite: Applicants must be computer literate

Principles of Accounts

Duration: 1 Year
Certificate Issued: Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)

Course Content: General Level Syllabus

Quickbooks – Basic

Duration: 3 Months
Certificate Issued: Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Certificate

Programme Description:

Training in using the Quickbooks Pro 2004 accounting programme is presented in this course. It is an introductory, hands-on course where instruction is delivered in a computer lab setting. Classes are designed to provide an overview of the software application, with an introduction to the various basic features of the programme.

Course Content:

• Using the Quickbooks Interface, toolbars and shortcuts
• Setting up a Quickbooks Company
• Completing the Business setup – setting up users and passwords; managing your accounts;
backing up your Quickbooks data; entering historical transactions
• Entering day-to-day business operations – opening a company file; creating purchase orders;
entering bills; paying bills, sales tax; recording sales; adjusting inventory; creating reports

Quickbooks – Advanced

Duration: 3 Months
Certificate Issued: Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Certificate

Programme Description:

This course is designed to complete the overview and introduction to Quickbooks commenced in the basic course. Students should be able to manage the various steps of the accounting process for a small to medium-sized business, and will practise the variety of basic and intermediate features available in the software programme.

Course Content:

• Managing Sales Tax and Payroll
• Memorizing recurring transactions
• Setting up and maintaining Petty Cash
• Journalizing
• Performing Job Costing analysis

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