Accounting Program

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Accounting Certificate (CRT.ACC)

The Certificate program provides the knowledge, skills, and practice in accounting and related fields for a person with work experience or educational background in a non-accounting field. This certificate program requires a minimum of 33 credit hours. Persons with either a bachelor’s degree or associate degree may substitute business courses or computer science courses in place of math and English courses. In other words, those with an AS, BS or BA degree may use this program to enter a four-year accounting degree program. Certificate holders can also enter either private or public service areas.

Students may be able to transfer certificate credits for use in an associate or baccalaureate degree program. Students are strongly advised to seek information regarding admission and transfer requirements for those programs.

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Perform all the steps in the accounting cycle.
  • Record business transactions.
  • Prepare financial statements for different types of organizations.
  • Utilize the computer to record accounting information.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical decision making process.
  • Apply economic concepts to current events to understand causes for situations.


General Education Courses Credits
  Written Communications (ENG 101 required) 3
  Mathematics (MTH 107 required) 3
  Total 6
*See General Education Requirements on page 51 of the College Catalog.
Program Course Credits
ACC 110 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC 111 Principles of Accounting II 3
ACC 116 Computerized Accounting  3
ACC 210 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 211 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 213 Cost Accounting  4
BUA 102 Principles of Management  3
CIS 101 Introduction to Computers  3


  Elective 3
  Total Required for Certificate 34