Post # 1
I had an interview today & was told I didn’t qualify for the job :(. They advised me to take a basic bookkeeping class if I want to work there in the future. I looked up bookkeeping under the college courses available & didn’t see anything. Would an accounting class cover the same stuff? If so, which accounting class? There are so many listed!
Or can I teach myself this with “how to” books? Do you have any recommendations on what books I should purchase or study? How long will it take to learn the basics? I know everyone learns things at different speeds, but is it something that might take a few weeks? Few months? Longer than that?
Post # 3
I’m studying to be an accountant, which is higher in the company hierarchy and a more complex job than bookkeeping. Bookkeeping is an entry level job in accountancy, and to learn basic bookkeeping I’d say it would probably take a few months to learn. Keep in mind though, that in order to be attractive on the job market, it’s important that you learn both manual double-entry bookkeeping as well as a computer based accounting system, such as Sage.
You should probably see a career counsellor in your local area to find out where you can do a bookkeeping course.
As far as I know, you can’t do “accounting” as a basic class, because the term accounting is a fairly broad term that covers several things. I also think that the majority of employers will prefer it if you have a diploma rather than saying that you’ve learned accounting using “how-to” books.
Post # 4
I looked this up on my local community college website. It may be helpful to you.
And 15 credit hours a semester at the CC is totally doable.