Program Overview

Earn your Certificate in Accounting  — at home, at your own pace with the Continuing Education Center.

Accountants perform a wide variety of business functions that help to monitor the financial health of their organization. This program provides a blend of business and accounting principles.

Program Objective
This program is appropriate for adults looking to learn new job skills, refresh or refine existing accounting knowledge used in your current position, or improve the performance of your small business by better understanding the essentials of accounting and finance.

Certification and/or Licensure
The accounting certificate program may also be beneficial preparation for elements of national certifications such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Manager (CFM), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Program Outline

Here's how it works: Your program consists of courses designed to take you step-by-step through the essential elements of Accounting. Your first course will be sent to you as soon as your enrollment has been accepted. Other courses will follow as you complete your exams, so that you will always have training materials to work with.

You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows®-based computer to complete this program. We recommend the following as minimum specifications: Pentium® II or better processor, using Microsoft® Windows® XP or later. You will also need to have access to the Internet and Microsoft® Office 2007 to complete portions of this program.

This program includes instructor support, all required textbooks, and each of the following online courses:

Basic Skills Assessment
All degree applicants are required to complete two Basic Skills Assessments, one in reading and one in math, to determine the level of readiness for beginning their selected program. Additional studies may be required.

BUS100Business Orientation
Introduction to distance learning; study skills and techniques; reading textbooks and study guides; reviewing for examinations. Four basic life goals; individual life goals and steps needed to fulfill them; similarities between personal financial goals and business goals; determining personal financial goals; setting up a budget; researching, planning, starting up, and maintaining a business.

BUS101 – Introduction to Business
Business in a global environment; starting and growing a business; human resources; marketing; information and technology; finances.

MAT106 – Math for Business and Finance
This course will provide the student with a foundation in basic mathematical operations. Topics covered include percentages; discounts; interest; present worth; sinking funds; installment buying; pricing; depreciation; investments; insurance; use of symbols and their applications, equations and formulas; importance of statistics.

ACC111 – Financial Accounting
This course will provide students with a basic understanding of the principles of Financial Accounting. Topics covered include analyzing transactions; completing the accounting cycle; merchandising businesses; inventories, assets, and liabilities; and corporations, stocks, bonds, and cash flow.

ACC112 – Managerial Accounting
Introduction to managerial accounting; analyses: C-V-P and management; budgeting and performance evaluation; decentralized operations; differential analysis and product pricing; and capital investment analysis, and cost activities.

FIN101 – Financial Management
This course will introduce students to the world of finance including financial concepts, instruments, and financial decision making. Topics covered include financial assets; investing in long-term assets; capital structure and dividend policy; financial planning and working capital management.

ACC201 – Intermediate Accounting I
This course will provide students with the knowledge to apply accounting theory, concepts, and procedures to financial problems. Topics covered include: computing earnings per share; lease transactions; income tax accounting; cash flow information; pension and benefit information; financial statement analysis.

ACC202 – Intermediate Accounting II
This course will provide students with an expansion on materials presented in Intermediate Accounting I. Topics examined and discussed include: inventories; investments; intangible assets; current, contingent, and estimated liabilities; premium and discount on longterm debt; stockholder’s equity.

ACC210 – Cost Accounting
Students will be able to use cost data in budgeting and capital planning for various types of manufacturing operations and use a personal computer to perform various accounting functions. Topics covered include timekeeping and payroll procedures; setting overhead rates; accounting for spoiled and defective goods; development of cost analysis; process cost accounting; job-order cost accounting.

ACC211 – Computer Applications for Accounting
Computer Applications in Accounting builds on concepts learned in Financial and Managerial Accounting. This course covers typical accounting software tools including Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks and Peachtree Accounting, the student combines real world accounting systems and examples with computer based solutions. The course is a blend of problem solving, reading, internet case studies and computer applications to problems encountered in today’s accounting environment.

BUS213 – Business Law I
This course is an introduction to the legal environment of business. Topics covered include American court practice and procedure; torts; employment law; international law; environmental law; contract law. 

Online Library and Librarian
Students at the Continuing Education Center College have access to an online library during their college studies. Students can use the library to do the required course research or for general reference and links to valuable resources. The library contains helpful research assistance, articles, databases, books, and Web links. A librarian is available to answer questions on general research-related topics via email and will assist students in research activities.


We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.

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Your tuition includes all books, learning aids, unlimited instructional and student support services.

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