Online Bookkeeping Classes and Schools

You can enroll in online bookkeeping classes that will teach you about financial statements, payroll accounting and bookkeeping software programs. Read more about standalone online classes, as well as classes offered as part of an online degree program in accounting. Get information about choosing a school for your studies. Schools offering Bookkeeping degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

Independent online bookkeeping classes typically focus on basic and advanced bookkeeping skills or a specific bookkeeping software program, such as QuickBooks. In a QuickBooks course, the instruction typically involves tips and tricks for using the software, how to fix common mistakes and preparing for QuickBooks certification.

Courses Word processing, keyboarding, payroll accounting, spreadsheets
Certification Options QuickBooks; Advanced, Point-of-Sale (POS) or Enterprise Solutions Certification
Career Options Bookkeeper, accountant, QuickBooks Certified User

Where Can I Find Online Bookkeeping Classes?

Online bookkeeping classes can be included within a degree program in accounting or offered as independent courses. You can pursue either an associate's or a bachelor's degree in accounting online. You might also take an online bookkeeping certificate program. Some schools that provide these types of online programs include the following, among many others:

  • Harrisburg Area Community College
  • University of San Diego Extension
  • Molloy College
  • Post University
  • University of Northwestern Ohio
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Colorado State University
  • University of Maryland University College
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
  • University of New Mexico

What Will I Study in a Bookkeeping Class?

Topics covered in a bookkeeping class include the following:

  • Word processing
  • Keyboarding
  • Payroll accounting
  • QuickBooks
  • General ledger entries
  • Introduction to spreadsheets
  • Basics of financial statements

Individual classes might cover computerized accounting, employee reporting and bookkeeping software.

How Do I Select a School?

Selecting an online school depends on your personal and educational goals, interests and needs. If you're just starting out and looking to get a well-rounded education, it might be best to enroll in one of the accounting programs offered at a college or university. If you want a quick route to learning bookkeeping, consider taking an independent, online course or two. If you're already experienced and want to become certified, try the schools and software companies that offer certification exam preparation. Schools that offer courses focusing on new procedures or updated software versions could help you brush up on your current skills.

What Do I Need to Get Started?

You'll need to acquire a computer with Internet access and an e-mail account to keep in touch with your professors. Most schools specify the software you'll need to install in order to complete your coursework. If you take credited QuickBooks courses, you can usually get a discounted rate on the software through the school or directly from the vendor.

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