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Accounting Foundations (Certificate)

18-19 credit hours.

The Accounting Foundations certificate program assists students in developing the analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to secure and maintain entry level employment in accounting such as accounting clerk, staff accountant, accounting assistant, bookkeeper, payroll clerk, or business office clerk. The program provides students with the fundamentals of financial accounting recording and reporting systems, tax reporting, computer technology, and general business skills through coursework that emphasizes both theory and practical accounting and business applications.

Required Core:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
ACCT 120 Small Business Accounting Applications 3
ACCT 130 Computerized Accounting Applications 3
ACCT 140 Small Business Taxes 3
BUSN 130 Computer Applications in Business 3
BUSN 115 Business Communications 3
BUSN 145 Employment Success Strategies 1
BUSN 150 Customer Relations 1
BUSN 299 Internship in Business 1-2

Gainful Employment Information

By completing this certificate, you may apply for employment as:

Job Title SOC Code
Accountants and Auditors Budget Analysts Credit Analysts Financial Examiners Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents Business Teachers, Postsecondary 13-2011.00 13-2031.00 13-2041.00 13-2061.00 13-2081.00 25-1011.00
The total program cost for completing this certificate is $2,448 for tuition and fees and $825 for books and supplies.

For privacy concerns, completions are not reported for programs with fewer than 10 completers in a given award year. Normal time graduation rates (as determined by institution) are not reported (for privacy concerns) for programs with fewer than 10 completers in a given award year. Job placement rates are only reported for those programs that are required to disclose them for accreditation purposes and for which there were ten or more graduates in the most recent academic year. As a program with fewer than 10 completers, the average loan debt incurred by completers of this program is not reported.

Information contained on this Web site is subject to change. Please check with an academic advisor for current course offerings and program requirements. Current students with continual enrollment may graduate under the current program requirements or any program requirements in effect since first enrollment. Students who intend to graduate must meet with an Academic Advisor to complete an "Application to Graduate" form a full semester prior to graduation. This will help ensure that a student meets all graduation requirements. Remember to always check with the school you are interested in attending for specific requirements.