Nov 26, 2022  
College Catalog 2021 - 2023 
  
College Catalog 2021 - 2023

Accounting Information Certificate


This program prepares students for entry-level training positions in firms where accounting departments may be specialized or all-inclusive (examples: accounts payable, accounts receivable, or inventory control). In addition, the program certifies those who are currently performing bookkeeper functions at their present employment.

The certification enhances students’ opportunities for growth. The program prepares graduates with skills directly transferable to the workplace through a combination of technical accounting training and financial accounting. The certificate program prepares students who feel that a degree program is not an appropriate choice.

* Milestone Courses should be taken in the order shown. This will help you stay on track and graduate on time.

Total Credits: 9


Total Credits: 9


Total Credits: 9


Semester 3 Advising Note

  • Gather recommendation letters from faculty and staff.
  • Apply for graduation

Upon Completion of This Concentration Graduates Will Be Able To:


  • Describe and demonstrate an understanding of cash vs. accrual accounting.
  • Compare and contrast different concepts of depreciation of property, plant and equipment assets.
  • Explain in detail the nature of receivables, payables and inventory.
  • Analyze and evaluate revenues, expenses cash flows, and behavior of cost.
  • Assess and analyze integrated accounting systems, setup, and applications.
  • Use spreadsheet models addressing a range of practical and business applications.
  • Record transactions and input data from initial investment in the business cycle, ending entries that are necessary to ready the books for period-ending financial statements.
  • Prepare and evaluate financial statements and process and maintain computerized records, accounts, and information.

Career Outlook


This program qualifies graduates for entry-level accounting, billing, or advanced bookkeeping positions. Students may also transfer many of these courses into the following degrees: Associate in Science Degree: Business Administration Accounting option or Business Administration Management option.