Administrative Office Assistant Career Prep Expert

460 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

In this course, we will discuss and become proficient in the skills necessary to succeed as an administrative office assistant, including office etiquette, reception skills, technology, correspondence, calendar management, bookkeeping, travel planning, and other duties performed by an assistant.

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.

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.

Curriculum Developer Biography:

Willow Nolland is an expert in education and eLearning, with more than ten years of experience in curriculum development and instructional design. She has worked in higher education for over twelve years, and has developed numerous courses and has been involved in curriculum development across disciplines. She has experience with academic program development and coordination, curriculum development, student learning outcomes, educational partnerships, and student development. In addition, she has developed and administered professional development programs for various groups, including teachers, counselors, healthcare workers and members of private industry. She is a certified Quality Matters Reviewer and has taken graduate courses in online course development. She designs and teaches online courses at the college level and is proficient in a variety of course management systems. She has helped educators redesign their courses to transition them from a face-to-face format to an online format, and has provided course editing assistance to others. As a freelance instructional designer and curriculum developer, her projects have included course editing and redesign of online continuing education courses for nurses, CEU curriculum development for healthcare workers and teachers, and course review and editing for various colleges and universities.

Course Outline:

Administrative Office Assistant Career Prep Curriculum:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Administrative Office Assistant Course

Lesson 2: Daily Duties of the Administrative Assistant

Lesson 3: Travel and Calendar

Lesson 4: Office Equipment

Lesson 5: Office Etiquette

Lesson 6: The Virtual Assistant

Lesson 7: Business Documents

Lesson 8: Language Usage

Lesson 9: Business Math

Lesson 10: Bookkeeping and Accounting

Lesson 11: Career Advancement

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 prepares students to take the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User Online certification exam.


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.**