Courses covering the business accounting program QuickBooks Pro will be offered in Amarillo and Lubbock in August, a Texas Cooperative Extension specialist said.

In these two-day courses, participants will use a case study to learn the program in a hands-on setting, said DeDe Jones, Extension risk management specialist in Amarillo. The software program is used by many agriculture lenders and producers.

Each participant will develop cost and profit centers, enter transactions and create reports, Jones said. Program tips will be discussed throughout the course. No prior computer experience is necessary.

The courses will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The Amarillo course will be Aug. 22-23 and the Lubbock class will be Aug. 28-29, both at the respective Texas A&M University System Agricultural Research and Extension Centers.

The $75 course registration fee covers computer lease payments and teaching materials, she said. Couples will be charged only one registration fee if they share a computer.

Class size for each course is limited to 13 in order to provide hands-on experience for all participants, Jones said.

Pre-registration by Aug. 17 is requested for each course. To register or for more information on this program, call Jay Yates in Lubbock at 806-746-4056, or Jones at 806-677-5667.