Catalog 2020-21 
    Jan 18, 2022  
Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Certificate

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One-Year Certificate of Completion

Students seeking employment in occupations related to accounting and finance can complete a stand-alone certificate or apply these courses toward an AAS degree. This one-year certificate is available for students who are interested in gaining the foundation needed to begin in an entry level bookkeeping occupation. A less-than-one year certificate (career pathway certificate) is also available for students who are interested in gaining the skills essential to obtain entry level bookkeeping employment opportunities.

This certificate program focuses on the fundamental areas of accounting and use of computers in accounting operations. Theory and current trends are explored, and numerous opportunities exist for practical application of concepts to actual organizational situations.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply accounting methods, tools, and concepts in an ethical and legal manner.
  • Analyze accounting information using industry standards, generally accepted accounting principles, or international financial reporting standards.
  • Use accounting technology and equipment in proper form.
  • Develop appropriately formatted accounting reports for both internal and external users.
  • Identify internal control issues in accounting policies and procedures.

Program Recommendations

Students interested in accounting should work closely with their academic advisor to create a plan that addresses their specific career interests. Advanced training may be required for certain occupations.

Program Requirements

Number of credit hours necessary for completion: 47

Required Courses

Student Success



Social Sciences

A minimum of three Social Sciences credits are required from these options.

Science / Math / Computer Science

Students must select one course in this requirement. 4.00 credits

Recommended Courses


Students must complete electives as required to bring the total number of credits to 47. The following courses are recommended, but any 100- or 200-level courses may be chosen as an elective.

Science / Math / Computer Science Additional Course Options

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