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Business Manager  (20 classes - each class is 4 hours)

ACCOUNTING

 
ACC 100  Introduction to Accounting
 
This course covers introduction to accounting principles.  Emphasis is placed on debits, credits, "T" accounts and journal entries. Class discussion questions and hands-on practice will enhance the learning experience.
 
Course Hours: 4
Prerequisites: None

ACC 101   Accounting Principles
 
This course covers introduction to accounting pertaining to public schools.  Emphasis is placed on the basics of accounting, governance and statutory authority for public schools, budgetary, fund and encumbrance accounting.  Class discussion questions will enhance the learning experience.
 
Course Hours: 4
Prerequisites: ACC 100
 
 
ACC 102   Accounting Practice I
 
This course covers accounting for transactions in the areas of cash receipts, encumbrances and payables, e-procurement, and various other general expenditures.  In addition, accounting for capital projects, fixed assets, journal entries and special issues facing the school business professional will be addressed.  Class discussion questions will be part of the instruction and enhancement of this class.
 
Course Hours: 4
Prerequisites: ACC 101
 
 
ACC 103   Accounting Practice II
 
This course covers various aspects of the accounting process beginning with the history and current components of the State Uniform Chart of Accounts, including optional and required fields.  Other areas to be covered are accounting for allotments, the various types of allotments, carryover allotments, impact of the timing of allotments, and federal and state allotment requirements.  Correction of accounting errors will be covered in addition to discussion questions for all areas included in this class.
 
Course Hours:  4
Prerequisites:  ACC 101 and ACC 102
 
 
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
 
 
FMN 201   North Carolina Schools Accounting System and Accounting Systems of the Department of Public Instruction
 
This course covers the standards and procedures for the North Carolina Accounting System, featuring the Uniform Education Reporting System (UERS), explaining what is contained in this "umbrella", all areas it encompasses, and what it requires of the school system and the Department of Public Instruction.  Also included will be an overview to the various DPI systems included under UERS, such as NC Wise (soon to be converted to Power Schools), HRMS, TIMS, as it relates to financial information, and instruction in the financial reporting requirements to and from DPI on a monthly, weekly and annual basis. Also included will be an overview of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's systems such as the salary and licensure system, the DPI general ledger (MSA/DBS), cash management system, the DPI website, and the BUDsystem for adjustments, to learn what is contained in these systems, and how to utilize the data they contain.  An additional area of this course will be local school administrative units supported systems and the requirements that they must maintain and support. Discussion questions will be part of the instruction of this course
  
Course Hours: 4
Prerequisites:  ACC 103

 
FMN 203    Allotment Management
 
This class covers the State Uniform Chart of Accounts in relationship to the Allotment Policy Manual.  Emphasis will be placed on the usage of funds and the coding for those expenditures within the various allotments, and understanding of the correlation between both of these documents.  Class discussion questions will be part of the learning experience. 
 
Course Hours: 4
Prerequisites:  ACC 103
 
FMN 204   Auditing and Internal Controls
 
This course will cover internal controls for the accounting of public funds in the school systems, including separation of duties.  In addition, an overview of single audit concepts with information regarding what they mean and what is included in relation to the school finance office.  Discussion questions will be included in the instruction.
 
Course Hours: 4
Prerequisites:  ACC 103

 
LAW AND LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES
 
LAW 301   Fair Labor Standards Act and Family Medical Leave Act Laws
  
This course covers information regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) laws and legal responsibilities.  Discussion questions will be part of the instruction of this course.
 
Course Hours: 4
Prerequisite:  None
 
 
LAW 302    Record Retention and Protection, Public Record Law and Contracts
  
This course introduces the relevant laws governing school systems in the areas of public record law, confidentiality, and record retention of public records.  Included in this class will be what can be provided to the public in the areas of email, personnel records as well as what should be protected by law.  In addition, introduction to contracts will be discussed. Class discussion questions will be part of the learning experience. 
 
Course Hours: 4
Prerequisite:  LAW 301
 
 
LAW 303   Ethics and Fraud
 
This class covers additional specific legal topics governing the public schools of North Carolina in the areas of ethics in the business office and fraud detection and prevention, disbursement of funds, negligence and program compliance. Included in the course will be how to establish an atmosphere conducive to reporting suspected fraud and ethical situations, what to do when you find situations of suspected fraud, and instruction regarding conflicts of interest in your school system.   Discussion questions and other methods of instruction will be included as part of the course.
 
Course Hours: 4
Prerequisite:  LAW 302
  
 
 
BUSINESS OFFICE OPERATIONS
 
 
BUS 401   Business Communications
 
This course covers communications in the business office, including written communications (letters, emails and grammar) and an overview of oral communications  Discussion questions and other methods will be part of the instruction.
 
Course Hours: 4
Prerequisite:  None
 
 
BUS 402   Organization and Workload Management
 
This course will cover organizing your work space, techniques and methods of multi-tasking and prioritizing, and data management (paper and electronic).  Participants will be exposed to various methods as well as class discussion questions as part of the course instruction.
 
Course Hours: 4
Prerequisite:  None
 
 
BUS 403   Team Building
 
This course will introduce the concept of team building, consensus building, how to accomplish a goal, and other methods to function as a member of a team.  Role playing techniques, class discussions, and other methods of instruction will be included in this course.
 
Course Hours: 4
Prerequisite:  BUS 401
 
 
BUS 404   Communications and Conflict Resolution
 
This course covers oral communications and the importance of developing strong active listening techniques.  Included is dealing effectively with others and techniques to defuse emotionally charged situations.  Role playing techniques and a wide variety of methods will be part of the instruction.
 
Course Hours:  4
Prerequisite:  BUS 401

 
INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES
 
 
ACC 112    North Carolina School Payroll
 
This course covers many of the laws and regulations governing school payroll in North Carolina.  Included in the course will be overtime requirements, compensatory time, Fair Labor Standards Act, and time and effort reporting.  Also to be covered is how personnel are assigned to allotments, the relationship of payroll to the Uniform Chart of Accounts and the Allotment Policy Manual.  Discussion questions will also be part of the instruction of this course.
 
Course Hours: 4
Prerequisite:  ACC 103
 
ACC 113     Capital Assets Accounting
 
This course will cover the flow of a purchase from purchase order to the financial statements, reflecting the entire accounting process for capital assets, including depreciation and inventory.  Interaction between the subsidiary and general ledgers will be included.  Discussion questions will be used to enhance the learning experience.  
 
Course Hours: 4
Prerequisite:  ACC 103
 
 
TECHNOLOGY
 
 
TEC 501   Introduction to Technology 
 
This course introduces various areas regarding technology in the school business office.  Included in this course will be an introduction to technology, the school network, security and risk management, IT security, and internet and email security.  Discussion questions will be part of the instruction in this course.
 
Course Hours: 4
Prerequisite:  ACC 103
 
 
MANAGEMENT SKILLS
 
 
MAN 601   Supervisory Skills I
 
This course introduces supervisory skills needed to manage a section or function.  Included in this course will be transitioning from a peer to supervisor, defining your personal behavioral style and how it affects your management style, the functions of a supervisor and tools to accomplish these functions. Class exercises and discussion questions will enhance the instruction of this course.
 
Class Hours: 4
Prerequisite:  None

 
MAN 602   Supervisory Skills II
 
This course is a continuation of MAN 601 Supervisory Skills I.  Included in this course is motivation of employees, defining what leadership style is appropriate when dealing with staff, strengthening a team and establishing goals to achieve a high performing staff.  Class exercises and discussion questions will be part of the instruction.
 
Course Hours: 4
Prerequisite:  MAN 601
 
 
MAN 603     Supervisory Skills III
 
This course introduces the skills of staffing, recruiting and interviewing to create the business office you need, to cover the various areas of responsibilities of the office.  Also included will be instruction in developing job descriptions for the office covering key functions and responsibilities, interviewing, evaluating resumes as well as the laws affecting hiring employees.  Class exercises and discussion questions will enhance the instruction of this course.
 
Course Hours: 4
Prerequisite:  MAN 602
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