Earn your advanced accounting certificate online at Champlain College and enter this career field with a credential employers will respect. This certificate program is designed for adults interested in obtaining entry-level positions in accounting, or who are looking to increase their basic accounting knowledge for use in an existing position. 

Our accounting certificate will:

  • Build on the accounting foundation you gained from your introductory accounting courses such as those in the accounting certificate, also offered by Champlain College
  • Extend the depth and breadth of your understanding of a company's public financial information
  • Expand your ability to gather and organize relevant information to help managers make decisions.
  • Explore the federal income tax forms and laws related to business returns and filings with the IRS.
  • If you choose to pursue the CPA designation, the Accounting and Advanced Accounting certificates will provide you a strong preparation for the accounting portions of that exam.

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 340 Cost Accounting I 3
ACCT 341 Cost Accounting II 3
ACCT 350 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT 400 Advanced Accounting (15-week course) 3
ACCT 410 Federal Taxes II (15-week course) 3
ACCT 420 Auditing 3
  Total 18

* 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.