Accounting Technology Certificate

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 and perform spreadsheet analysis.
  • 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 or higher recommended) 3
  Total 6
*See General Education Requirements on page 57 of the College Catalog.
Program Course Credits
ACC 112 Principals of Financial Accounting I w/ Spreadsheets 4
ACC 113 Principals of Financial Accounting II w/ Spreadsheets 4
ACC 210 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 211 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 213 Cost Accounting 4
CIS 101 Introduction to Computers 3
BUA 101 Business Functions in a Global Society 3
ECO 204 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  Total

24

Electives
  Elective 3
  Total Requirements for Degree 33