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Train To Become A Computerized Accounting Specialist At SWS

Choosing your education is a big step in life. There are so many things to consider and so many answers to collect. Before you make a decision, you’re going to have a lot of questions. At Southwest Schools (SWS), we offer five different career education programs. One of these is the Computerized Accounting Specialist program. You can find it at both the San Antonio and McAllen locations. Let’s answer some of the questions you might have about it.

“What Classes Are Part Of The Computerized Account Specialist Program?”

At a career school such as SWS, the goal is to always prepare students for real careers. This focus is apparent in the types of classes students take every day. There aren’t any useless prerequisites. Every course concentrates on the skills graduates need for their future work. Curriculums include all the necessary technical learning, but also focus on professional development. The process produces well-rounded job seekers employers can appreciate. Computerized Accounting Specialist students take the following courses:

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Business Communication For Careers
  • Computer
  • Job Readiness
  • Keyboarding
  • Office Procedures
  • Professional Development

“How Long Does The Program Take At SWS?”

The length of SWS’s Computerized Accounting Specialist programs depends on your schedule. Day classes are perfect for students who can commit to traditional school days. These students are in class for longer days, so the program takes less than eight months. Night classes are great for those who have jobs or other daytime commitments. The night classes program takes just under 12 months to complete. Are you a parent or work a different schedule every week? Weekend classes might be your best options. The weekend classes program takes just under 12 months to complete. Another benefit: the shorter amount of time in school means less time spent paying tuition.

“What Does A Computerized Account Specialist Do?”

You might like the sound of the program, but what exactly does one do? You think you like working with numbers, and you’re great with computers. Is that enough to build a career? Depending on the workplace, those in accounting roles can do some of the below tasks:

  • Using bookkeeping software, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Entering financial transactions
  • Receiving and recording payments
  • Assigning costs and incomes to appropriate accounts
  • Checking for accuracy in figures, postings, and reports
  • Producing reports, such as balance sheets, income statements, and account totals
  • Reconciling differences in records

“How Can I Use This Degree?”

If you think about it, all types of businesses need some sort of accounting. Becoming experienced in this field could be a good bet on your future. What’s more, it could be profitable as well. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) keeps track of job occupation statistics. They have extensive employment data about bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks. According to BLS, they make an average of almost $40,000 a year. When you consider that you can complete this program in less than a year, that’s a pretty good return on investment. Here’s a short list of potential job titles for SWS Computerized Accounting Specialist graduates:

  • Accounting Firms
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Administrative and Office Assistants
  • Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable
  • Income Tax Companies
  • Bank and Credit Union Positions
  • Government Agencies and Civil Service Positions
  • Law Offices

“How Do I Get Started At SWS?”

The Admissions process is pretty simple. There’s no entrance test—save your brainpower for class! SWS’s Financial Aid staff can help you determine what aid you might qualify for. If you still have some questions, ask us! Contact us online or call us at (830) 626-7007. We’re here to give you answers and guide you through your big decision.