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Discover professional Accounting and Human Resources career training at Davis College

Accounting and Human Resources Training in Toledo, OH

Do you have an eye for detail, great planning skills, and enjoy being part of a team? You can turn your organizational skills into a rewarding business career. Davis College’s Accounting and Human Resources program puts you on-track towards a brighter future in a variety of business environments.

Become an Accounting and Human Resources Professional

Accounting and Human Resources professionals are highly valued members of many companies, ensuring important finance and HR tasks are completed to a high standard. They are responsible for a variety of essential duties, including managing accounts receivable/payable, payroll, and personal tax returns. They also provide mentorship and guidance to companies in areas of compensation and benefits, employee training and development, as well as recruiting and hiring techniques.

Next Start Date: Nov 13th, 2023 to Feb 4th, 2024Accounting and Human Resources Associate Degree - Winter Quarter: Winter Quarter Davis College - Davis College Four Seagate, Suite 202, 433 N. Summit Street Toledo OH USA 43604 Take advantage of your organization skills. The Accounting and Human Resources program can prepare you with the skills to be a valuable member in a variety of business and accounting environments. College

Program Outline

Accounting Principles I

The student will complete the accounting cycle for a service business from recording transactions to producing financial statements and closing the books in preparation of a new fiscal period. The payroll process and cash flow accounting, including bank reconciliation, are also included. Problems will be worked manually and on the computer.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite(s): None

Accounting Principles II

This course builds on the basics learned in Accounting Principles I. The steps in the accounting cycle are reinforced with a study of a merchandising business. Receivables, payables, uncollectible accounts, merchandise inventory, depreciation and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) are studied.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite(s): Accounting Principles I

Accounting Software Review

This course introduces QuickBooks commercial accounting software utilizing a hands-on approach. Topics covered in the course include vendors, customers, period ending procedures, receivables, payables, inventory, payroll and setting up a company.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite(s): Accounting Principles I

Payroll Accounting

This class encompasses the fundamental skills and basic knowledge of business payroll. The rules and regulations governing the payroll process will be explored in this course. The student will become familiar with calculating gross pay using various methods, Social Security and Medicare taxes, federal and state income taxes, and federal and state unemployment taxes.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite(s): Accounting Principles I and Spreadsheet Applications or equivalent

Federal Income Tax

This course will explore fundamentals, terminology, and reporting for individual income tax returns. Students learn how to prepare individual tax returns including the appropriate schedules manually. Topics covered include analysis of tax problems, identification of tax issues, income inclusion and exclusion, deductible business and non-business expenses, gains and losses, tax credits, special taxes, and current tax laws and procedures.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite(s): None

Accounting/Human Res Externship

Students will work on a specific project(s) or participate in an off campus externship related to their area of study. This course will provide students with opportunities to integrate the academic curriculum with supervised work activities in both private and public sectors to gain real world experience.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): None

Business Elective
Spreadsheet Applications

This course provides all the tools necessary to create and use basic spreadsheet techniques employing Microsoft Excel. Concepts include preparing an Excel workbook, enter and edit data, inserting formulas, formatting the worksheet, create and edit charts and graphics, save and print workbooks.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite(s): Forum on Technology and Resources

Advanced Spreadsheets

Students will generate and edit complex spreadsheets employing Microsoft Excel. Students will create complex formulas and functions, perform data lookups, produce IF statements, create/manage/format pivot tables and pivot charts, apply custom conditional formatting, construct and manage scenarios, work with sparklines, and use goal seek and solver.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite(s): Spreadsheet Applications

Introduction to Business

The student will study the basic concepts of business operations in our society and the various functions within a business enterprise. Topics such as business environment, management, organization, marketing, finance, economics and accounting are discussed in an introductory manner. This course is a valuable starting point for further business management study or an excellent review of the fundamentals of business.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite(s): None

Personal Finance

Students taking this course will develop successful financial skills. The practical aspects of financial management with an emphasis on decision making to achieve financial goals will be explored. During this class, students will study auto, property, health and life insurance options, savings and investment alternatives and other money management activities. Each student will create a personal budget and overall personal financial plan.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Business

Human Resource Management

As an introduction to the field of human resource management, students will have the opportunity to observe different human resource management systems. This introductory survey course covers the range of strategic human resource activities all human resource professionals need to understand such as laws and regulations, staffing, recruitment, performance management, training, compensation, and decision support software tools. Through interactive lectures and cases, students become familiar with the basic principles and techniques of human resource management.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite(s): None

Human Resource Training and Development

This course incorporates basic concepts used in the training and developing of a company’s human resources, including industry and organizational needs analysis, program planning, understanding and utilizing learning principles, and managing employee relations. In addition, students will learn how to evaluate the success of training initiatives and ways to identify methodologies for calculating return on investment in training.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite(s): Human Resource Management

Human Resource Law and Benefits

This introduces students to procedures and laws including recruiting, interviewing, and conducting background checks. Special emphasis will be placed on how to manage a diverse workforce by understanding anti-discrimination, medical/family leave, worker’s compensation, drug testing and all aspects of Title VII. Students will also focus on types of pay, benefits, union relations, and safety and health.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite(s): Human Resource Management

Management Elective
Business Communications

This course will enable students to develop communication skills that will be effective in job placement, performance, career advancement, and organizational success. Students will develop effective writing, listening, presenting, and interview skills through the process of practice, application, and meaningful feedback. Students will learn the organizational skills necessary for success in contemporary technology-driven business environments. For maximum student benefit, this course should be taken in a student’s last quarter.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite(s): Composition I; Forum on Technology and Resources

Composition I

Students will gain a foundation for college level writing valuable for nearly any field. This course focuses not only on writing but also on reading and critically engaging various texts. Students will read and write essays with a variety of rhetorical purposes: Observing, explaining, investigating, evaluating, problem solving and arguing. Also includes library and electronic research culminating in research papers.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite(s): Forum on Technology and Resources

Composition II

This course further develops students’ ability to write for academic and professional contexts with increased emphasis on argumentation and research. Requires students to evaluate, integrate, and document print and digital sources to produce a range of academic and multimodal texts, culminating in a fully documented research paper. Composition II is a blended course using both classroom and web-based learning platforms.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite(s): Composition I with a grade of “C” or better or permission of the General Education Program Director; Forum on Technology and Resources

Communication Elective
Humanities Elective
Introductory Algebra I

This course is an introduction to algebra. The content will cover the study of operations on integers and rational number, the solution of equations with one and two unknown variables, linear equation, and coordinate graphing. Application problems are used extensively throughout the course.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite(s): None


This class will utilize real-world economic applications to create a basic understanding of economic concepts and our economic system. It includes an introductory range of both macro and microeconomic concepts. The basics of consumer demand, supply decision making, competition, the labor market, government intervention, the Business Cycle, as well as an overview of Monetary and Fiscal Policies will be covered.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite(s): None

Forum on Technology and Resources

This interdisciplinary course empowers students to be successful by providing opportunities to cultivate skills needed to enhance their careers and to be capable life-long learners. Essential computer applications that enhance marketability are integrated with self-management skills, critical thinking, learning strategies, and time management. Students will research topics for written and oral reports and develop a career portfolio.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite(s): None

Exciting Career Opportunities

Once you’ve completed your training as an Accounting and Human Resources professional, you will have the skills to pursue a variety of rewarding careers, including,

  • Budget Analyst
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Payroll Assistant
  • Payroll and Benefits Administrator
  • And more!

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How Davis College Prepares You for Success

The Accounting and Human Resources program at Davis College is specially tailored to get you into the field with confidence. Career training highlights your commitment and dedication by focusing on the skills that matter to potential employers who are always looking for trained professionals.

During your Accounting and Human Resources program, you will cover a variety of topics in many interesting and engaging courses, including,

  • Accounting Principles
  • Business Communications
  • Accounting Software
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Personal Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Economics

At Davis College, you won’t be alone. Throughout your program, you will be given exceptional support from your instructors who will help you to put your best foot forward into the job market.

Four Day Week

Davis College supports your life schedule, which is why classes only run Monday through Thursday. By having a shorter class week you can balance your schedule more easily, letting you focus on completing your program. You can relax knowing that you have an extra day every week to accommodate whatever obstacles life throws your way.

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Externship and Career Services

Near the end of your training at Davis College, you will complete an externship, giving you the workplace confidence you need to pursue your career goals. Your externship will let you apply your new Accounting and Human Resources skills, and help you gain relevant work experience.

Davis College is dedicated to your employment success and provides you with resources to help you achieve a rewarding career, helping you worry less about getting into an exciting new career. The Career Services Office is your link to the Toledo business community. You will have access to resume writing strategies, portfolio development, job search techniques, and more.

Financial Aid Support

Career training is one of the most valuable investments you can make. Davis College helps by making this process easier. Our Financial Aid advisors will work with you to build a plan of how you can fund your education. They will help you determine your eligibility and provide options for a Federal Pell Grant, student federal aid options, the Davis College plan, and more.

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