Accounting Certificate

The certificate in Accounting is designed to provide students with a specialized body of knowledge in accounting. The courses are sequenced to advance from the basic principles through more advanced applications. The courses in the Accounting certificate apply toward the major in Business, Accounting concentration.


Required Courses

Courses Credit Hours
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics 3.0
Subtotal   6.0
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3.0
ACC 124 Individual Tax Procedures 3.0
ACC 150 Payroll Accounting 3.0
ACC 201 Intermediate Accounting I 3.0
ACC 202 Intermediate Accounting II 3.0
ACC 230 Cost Accounting I 3.0
ACC 240 Computerized Accounting 3.0
Subtotal   24.0
BAF 260 Financial Management 3.0
Subtotal 3.0
Total Credit Hours  33.0


Updated 3/22/2017

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Accounting Certificate is to provide a basic foundation of accounting knowledge for entry –level accounting related positions or to enhance skills of currently employed professionals.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the accounting process and prepare and interpret basic financial statements.

2. Analyze and prepare financial information for management decision-making. 

Gainful Employment Information

Gainful Employment Disclosures


Advisement Information

Program notes

  • This program can be started any semester.

  • Most classes required for this program are offered during days, evenings, and online.

Notes about individual classes

  • RDG 100 or appropriate placement test scores is a prerequisite for CPT 101 as well as all ACC and BAF courses.

  • ACC 101, 102, 201 and 202 must be taken in sequence.

  • ACC 150, 201, 202, and 230 are not offered online.

  • ACC 150 is not offered during summer terms.

  • ACC 201 is offered only during the fall term.

  • ACC 202 is offered only during the spring term.

  • ACC 230 is offered only during Spring and Summer semester

  • ACC 240 is a capstone course, which should be taken during the student's final semester

Notes about other requirements

  • College policy states that computer coursework is valid for eight years.

Semester-by-semester graduation plan

Accounting Certificate (ACC7) - Fall Start
Accounting Certificate (ACC7) - Spring Start
Accounting Certificate (ACC7) - Summer Start


Advisement Information updated/reviewed 10/2018.