Online Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting 

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.

Accounting Certificate Program Curriculum*

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 TitleCredits
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

* 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.


Undergraduate Certificate Admissions Information

All the admissions information for our undergraduate certificate programs can be found through the links below. 

Certificate Admission Requirements

Applying to Champlain College Online is free, and it's easy to get started. Our comprehensive admissions process is designed to take into account your whole story, not just your previous academic record--we'll also consider your experiences as a working adult, your current and previous work positions, and your personal and professional goals. Please visit our undergraduate admissions page to learn more about admissions eligibility and requirements. 

Certificate Tuition & Financing

Tuition for our undergraduate certificate programs based on your student status (part-time or full-time) and the number of transfer credits you are bringing in. Please visit our undergraduate tuition rates page to get an idea of what tuition may cost you. 

Certificate Academic Calendar

Champlain College Online offers various program start dates throughout the year, giving you the flexibility to start and finish your online undergraduate accounting certificate on your own terms. Please visit our Academic Calendar for application deadlines, course start dates, and term dates. 


Why Champlain?

All of Champlain College's undergraduate certificate programs were designed with the adult learner in mind. All are offered in areas essential to today's job market, and are designed to be taught with the needs of busy working adults in mind: with immediate professional relevance, real-world application, and collaborative instruction from faculty that are experts in their fields. Our courses are offered in a convenient, 100% online format, accessible at any time, from anywhere, allowing you to fit your classwork into your schedule in a way that works for you. And because Champlain College is dedicated to offering a high-quality higher education experience, you'll be gaining both knowledge in your field of interest, and broadly-applicable skills essential to success in the modern workplace, such as critical thinking, problem solving, and communication. Earning a certificate from Champlain College Online means obtaining a respected credential from an accredited, nonprofit institution with a 140-year legacy of career-focused higher education, named the "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report. 


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