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High School Accounting Courses Online?

I've been thinking about majoring in business and I heard that having some background in accounting can help. Does anyone know if there are any good online accounting courses available that are suitable for high school students?

7 months ago

It's great that you're thinking ahead about your major and considering how to prepare for it. Taking an accounting course is a smart move, as it will definitely give you an edge in understanding business fundamentals. For high school students looking for online accounting courses, there are a couple of avenues you could explore.

One, check out the offerings at your local community college. Many community colleges have dual enrollment programs that allow you to take college courses for both high school and college credit. Some of those may even be in person, if that's preferable to you.

Second, platforms like Coursera, edX, and Khan Academy offer introductory accounting courses. These platforms sometimes partner with universities to provide free or low-cost courses that are ideal for high school students.

Finally, four-year universities sometimes let high school students audit classes for free, whether online or in person, so that would also be something to explore.

Remember to look for courses that provide a solid foundation in accounting principles—you don't want to accidentally enroll in an advanced class and end up overwhelmed. These courses would normally cover topics like the accounting equation, the double-entry system, financial statements, and the basics of financial accounting. Just make sure that whichever course you choose, it fits your current level of understanding and builds from there.

Best wishes on your business journey!

7 months ago

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