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General Accounting I Certificate Overview

This program is designed to meet the career needs of self-directed, mature student who is interested in acquiring knowledge and skills to promote their professional objectives. The program is open to all qualified applicants whose academic preparation and/or appropriate work experience indicate potential for successful completion.

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Program Goals

Certificate programs are designed to meet the career needs of self-directed, mature students who are interested in acquiring knowledge and skills that will promote their professional objectives. They are open to all qualified applicants whose academic preparation and/or appropriate work experience indicate potential for successful completion of the program.

Program Details & Curriculum

Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to certificate programs must have a high school diploma.

Upon admission to the program, applicants for certificate programs may register for courses on a part-time basis at any of the College's campuses.

Degree Requirements

All students, both matriculated and non-matriculated, must apply for admission into the certificate program. All students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the certificate program being pursued. Upon successful completion of the specific curriculum requirements for a given program, students must apply for the actual certificate. All credits earned in a certificate program are applicable toward the associate and bachelor’s degrees. A maximum of six credits in transfer will be allowed toward a certificate. Ordinarily students pursuing a degree program in a related area will not be allowed to use the courses taken in such a program to satisfy the requirements for a certificate.

Registration

Upon admission to the program, applicants for certificate programs may register for courses on a part-time basis at any of the College's campuses.

General Accounting I Certificate Curriculum

Six Courses (18 credits)

  • ACCT 120 Intro to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 240 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 241 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 340 Intro Federal Income Taxation
  • MATH 116 College Algebra
  • MATH 120 Intro Computers/App Software

Prerequisite: None

A maximum of six transfer credits can be accepted for the General Accounting I Certificate Program. However, as to Accounting courses, transfer credits can be accepted only for Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACCT 120).