Computerized Accounting

This 26-credit in-house certificate is directed at students who feel that a degree program is not a consideration at this time. The program is intended to accomplish the following objectives:


Completion of the coursework for the first two semesters of this program provides the students with a College-Approved certificate.  Courses completed in this certificate also meet requirements in the Business Administration Careers-General Business and Accounting Option degree programs.

The Computerized Accounting Certificate enables students to:

  • Enter entry-level training positions in companies where accounting departments may be specialized or all inclusive;
  • Apply select computerized accounting software to analyze and record transactions including general accounting transactions;
  • Demonstrate the ability to process accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory control, and/or payroll;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the federal tax structure as its applies to both individuals and corporations;
  • Communicate effectively in a professional accounting workplace environment;
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior and confidentiality with financial data;
  • Display positive interpersonal skills as a member of a business work team.

This program awards a College-Approved Certificate upon completion of 8 courses and 26 credits. Keyboarding Competency is required for completion of this certificate (See Academic Information).

Additional Information
Academic Map (PDF)

Program Advisory Committees

Graduates of this program can anticipate qualifying for entry-level accounting positions. The Certificate prepares students for positions that provide technical assistance to the professional accountant. The Certificate provides an opportunity for students, should they desire to do so at a later date, to transfer the courses into the Business Administration Careers Associate Degree Program.