Accounting offers many possibilities for graduates including careers in public accounting, private accounting or governmental and nonprofit accounting. In just 12-24 months, you can be on the road to a successful, recession-proof career. Accountants are still getting jobs! As an accounting graduate, you can join others who have found excellent career opportunities in the world of accounting.
You may choose from the two semester accounting diploma or the five term Associate in Science Degree. These Certified Professional Bookkeeper Certificate programs are designed to prepare you for employment in business, governmental agencies, manufacturing entities, legal and accounting firms, insurance offices, and agribusiness firms. If you choose to enroll in the five term program, you will complete many of the accounting courses offered in most four-year degree programs. All these programs are available entirely online to provide flexibility if you need to balance your education with work and family responsibilities.
Individuals who like working with financial information will find this program appealing. You do not need prior accounting classes or a strong background in math.
The Curriculum link on the left side is the suggested sequence of courses for both the Accounting Specialist Diploma and the Associate in Science Degree. Additional developmental courses may be required before you can enroll in college English or mathematics.
The following is information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information about the program:
Program Name: Accounting Certificate
U.S. Department of Education CIP Program Name: 52.0301
U.S. Department of Education CIP Program Description: Prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.
Degree: Associate in Science
70 Credits (5 semesters)
35 Credits (2 semesters)
28 Credits (2 semesters)
(also available online)