The Business Essentials/Junior Accounting course is administered through COPE Institute, an accredited, not-for-profit private school that provides quality business and technical training to the public, which is owned and operated as a division of Agudath Israel of America, and is registered as a business school by the New York State Education Department.

Students will thoroughly learn the accounting cycle for both service and merchandising concerns. In addition, training includes accounting for branches and departments, basic manufacturing/cost accounting, introduction to gov­ernment and not-for-profit account­ing.

This intensive, hands-on program is taught in Brooklyn and both daytime and evening classes are available.


Designed to parallel typical ‘Accounting I’ and ‘Accounting II’ as well as Intermediate Accounting, this part of the course is the most intensive, with many hours of hands-on experience using special journals, making adjusting entries, and preparing financial statements. Very strong emphasis is placed on understand­ing each and every concept, as well as how it relates to the ‘big picture.’ In addition, students are assigned many hours of actual practice (both in & out of class) as well as a challenging exam after each section.

Accounting Software, Spreadsheets and Computer Literacy

An introduction to hardware, software and operating systems is followed by an intensive study of Microsoft Office, with emphasis on the Excel spreadsheet program. Features common to all Windows programs are highlighted, thereby enabling students to quickly and easily, master any Windows compatible business application.

In order to give students exposure to a broad spectrum of accounting software, assignments are completed using QUICKBOOKS ™ and other accounting packages.

The following COPE courses have been evaluated for college credit recommendation:

ACC 101 – Principles of Accounting I 3 credits
ACC 102 – Principles of Accounting II 3 credits
ACC 105 – Computerized Accounting 3 credits
ACC 301 – Intermediate Accounting I 4 Credits
ACC 305 – Accounting Information Systems 4 Credits
BUS 107 – Computer Business Applications 3 Credits
ECO 102 – Macroeconomics 3 Credits
Total Credits 23 Credits

NCCRS college credit recommendations may be found here:

Our Graduates Have Been Hired By:

Centers For Care
Roth & Co.
Bernath & Rosenberg
Leshkowitz & Company, LLP
Fidelity Payment Services
B & H Photo
BDB Payroll
Brooklyn College
Future Care Health Services
Hamaspik, Human Care Services
Jewish Children’s Museum
Klein’s Naturals

Mayer Rispler & Company, P.C.
Mesivta Tifereth Jerusalem
New York Life
NYC Department of Finance
NYS Department of Taxation
Oh! Nuts
Pension Trust Solutions
Ptex Group | Reliable Health Systems
Riverside Abstract
Sakar International
Signature Bookkeeping, LLC
Yeled v’Yalda

Job Placement and Earning Potential

Starting salaries average between $40,000 – $50,000. Some of our graduates are earning $90,000 – $120,000 after just a few years on the job.

85% of our graduates have been suc­cessfully placed in jobs in accounting and related fields.