This certificate is designed for entrepreneurs, small business owners and others who need an introduction to the internal accounting needs of business. Decision making, budgeting, planning, financial modeling and cost-volume-profit patterns are emphasized.

Our cost accounting certificate will:

  • introduce you to the foundations of accounting knowledge;
  • prepare you to create financial reports useful for managers;
  • provide insights and skills needed to plan and budget for an organization's future;
  • teach you to logically use accounting information to make non-routine decisions;
  • prepare you to manage and value an organization's inventory;
  • give you skills to make effective decisions about long-term investments for the company's future.

Note: Federal financial aid is only available for associate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs. Standalone certificate programs are ineligible for financial aid.


Course #TitleCredits
ACCT 130 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 140 Managerial Accounting 3
ACCT 340 Cost Accounting I 3
ACCT 341 Cost Accounting II 3
ACCT 350 Accounting Information Systems 3
   TOTAL  15

* Some courses in this certificate program may have prerequisites. Please click on the course name for a description and prerequisite information. If prerequisites are listed that are not currently part of the certificate program please call an admissions representative at 888-545-3459 for more information.