Online Undergraduate Certificate in Cost Accounting

The online Cost Accounting 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 online 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. Stand-alone certificate programs are ineligible for financial aid.

Benefits of a Cost 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 each cost accounting online course in our program is applicable to the real world from day one. Offered 100% online, our program allows 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, taking cost accounting classes online 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.

Cost Accounting Certificate Program Curriculum*

Our undergraduate certificate in cost accounting is designed for working adults, and equips students with foundational knowledge of cost accounting basics that can be applied to their workplaces from day one. The Cost Accounting Certificate program consists of online cost accounting classes, professional courses, and general education courses, all of which are focused and relevant to today's accounting professionals. And because all of our online cost 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 345 Cost Accounting (10-week course) 3
BLAW 140 Business Law i 3
ACCT 350 Accounting Information Systems 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.

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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