Earn your accounting certificate online at Champlain College and enter this career field with a credential employers will respect.  These courses are also included in our Accounting bachelor's degree program, 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 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. Standalone certificate programs are ineligible for financial aid.


Course #TitleCredits
ACCT 130Financial Accounting3
ACCT 140Managerial Accounting3
ACCT 230Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 231Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCT 310Federal Taxes I3
 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.