Southeastern to offer Bookkeeping Certificate Program

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: December 17, 2012


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Division of Extended Studies will offer a new Bookkeeping Certificate Program beginning this spring.

     Three courses comprise the program, which uses QuickBooks 2012 software.

     Bookkeeping Level 1: QuickBooks 2012 is designed as an introductory course that will cover basic accounting terms, the set-up of a cash basis business in QuickBooks, financial report processing and basic payroll entry and terminology. Taught by Deborah Anderson, the course will be held on Tuesdays Feb. 19 through March 12 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Walker, 9261 Florida Boulevard. The cost is $375, which includes the textbook.

     The workforce development course, when combined with Bookkeeping Level II: QuickBooks 2012 and Bookkeeping: QuickBooks Intuit Certified User Test Review will lead to a well rounded certificate in bookkeeping. Each course will also be eligible for continuing education units (CEUs).

     "Developing bookkeeping skills using industry standard software is a gateway to a finance career in any industry," said Anderson. "Learning bookkeeping skills may also add value to your current position."

     Anderson is a graduate of Southeastern with a bachelor of arts degree in marketing and a bachelor of science in accounting. She holds the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification, which allows her to teach students the inner working of the QuickBooks Accounting program and prepare them to take the certified Users Certification test.

     Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing occupations hold a four star rating in Louisiana and are considered a level one demand occupation according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

     For on-line registration or to find out more about these or other Extended Studies courses, visit or call Extended Studies in Hammond at 985-549-2301 or Walker at 225-665-3303.



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