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Accounting Small Business Certificate

Whether you are starting your own business or looking to improve your professional credentials, earning an accounting for small business certificate will help prepare you for a rewarding career. The courses are designed for students with little or no work experience and will teach you the necessary skills in bookkeeping, taxes, financial software, and communication to succeed in the small-business market. Not only is the program affordable, but it can be completed quickly and at your own pace from home. Courses from the certificate program may apply to the accounting certificate and the two-year ATA in accounting. The certificate requires the successful completion of a minimum of 33 credits as outlined.

Program Requirement Sheet

Certificate Pathway

This is a suggested certificate pathway, a sequence of courses to earn the degree completely online. Please connect with an advisor to customize your program to meet your needs.

- Fall - Winter - Spring - Summer

Course # Qtr. Offered Course Title Requirements Credits
ACCT 101       Accounting Fundamentals Transfer limited. Prereq: Minimum placement in AENGL 093 or Bridge 093. 5
BUS 130       Business Mathematics MATH 047 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or appropriate score on Math Placement Test, or advisor’s recommendation. Minimum placement into AENGL 093 or ENGLP 093. 5
BSTEC 107       Business English Placement in ENGLP 093 or AENGL 100 or equivalent. 3

Total: 15 credits

Course # Qtr. Offered Course Title Requirements Credits
ACCT216      QuickBooks Minimum placement into AENGL 093 or ENGLP 093; and ACCT 101; or instructor permission. 5
ACCT254       Business and Payroll Tax Accounting ACCT 101 or instructor permission. 5
BSTEC 224       Spreadsheet (Excel) BSTEC 130, CIS 100, or equivalent. 5

Total: 15 credits

Course # Qtr. Offered Course Title Requirements Credits
BSTEC 130

or
      Computer Fundamentals 

or

Placement into AENGL 093 or ENGLP 093 or equivalent. 5
MGMT 260

or
      Entrepreneurship and Small Bus. Mgmt

or
N/A 5
BSTEC 225 Advanced Excel Projects BSTEC 224 or equivalent, and BUS 130 or ACCT 101 or equivalent. 5

Total: 5 credits

Grand Total: 33 credits

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