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Champlain College - Burlington, VT

Certificate (CERT)

Earn your undergraduate accounting certificate online at Champlain College Online and enter this career field with a credential employers will respect. These courses are also included in our Accounting associate and bachelor's degree programs, allowing students to earn this certificate before they receive their degree. This certificate program is designed for adults interested in beginning the study of accounting and obtaining entry-level positions in accounting. Our online Accounting Certificate will: Introduce you to the field of accounting Teach you to interpret the financial information presented for the public in a corporation's annual reports Explain how to use financial information to make effective management decisions Explore the federal income tax forms and laws related to filing individual returns for the most recent tax year Prepare you to provide bookkeeping services for small businesses Note: Federal financial aid is only available for associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. Stand-alone certificate programs are ineligible for financial aid. Benefits of an Accounting Certificate From Champlain At Champlain College Online, we understand how important it is for busy working adults to gain knowledge and expertise quickly, which is why our accounting certificate coursework is applicable to the real world from day one, and is offered 100% online, allowing you to participate at days and times convenient to you. Our certificate program can be completed in less than a year, allowing you to get started in your new career path sooner. Whether you've already earned an undergraduate degree or you're currently pursuing your bachelor's degree, an accounting certificate is a great way to earn a credential in the accounting field, get your resume noticed, and demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of knowledge.

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Our undergraduate certificate in accounting is designed for working adults, and equips students with foundational knowledge and immediate takeaways that can be applied to their workplaces from day one. The Accounting Certificate program consists of online accounting courses, professional courses, and general education courses, all of which are focused and relevant to today's accounting professionals. And because all of our online accounting certificate courses are included in our Accounting associate and bachelor's degree programs, your certificate can be earned as either a stand-alone credential or as a step along your path towards a degree. Course # Course Title Credits ACCT 130 Financial Accounting 3 ACCT 140 Managerial Accounting 3 ACCT 230 Intermediate Accounting I (15-week course) 3 ACCT 231 Intermediate Accounting II (15-week course) 3 ACCT 310 Federal Taxes I (15-week course) 3 Total Credits to Earn This Certificate: 15