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Basic Accounting Certificate

ONLINE UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Basic Accounting Certificate Program Description

This undergraduate basic online accounting certificate is designed to prepare learners with the Accounting basics. Students will take seven introductory courses in the Basic Accounting Certificate program to earn a certificate while simultaneously completing the prerequisites required in the Intermediate Accounting Certificate program.

The Basic Accounting Certificate was designed for individuals with entry-level industry experience and little or no undergraduate-level coursework in accounting. This certificate will appeal to those who are just entering the field as well as those who want to shift their career path into accounting.

Diploma Example

Basic Accounting Certificate Program Outcomes

Successful completion of this certificate program is designed to prepare the student to:

  • Compare and contrast banking and finance from both a historical and a contemporary perspective
  • Apply basic management and mathematic concepts to solve problems and inform decisions
  • Use accounting terminology to explain the process by which transactions are analyzed and transformed into financial statements.
  • Examine and apply laws and regulations relating to business and accounting issues
  • Prepare budgets to assist management in decision-making.
  • Analyze financial statements, including balance sheet, income statement, cash flow, and reconciliation of retained earnings statements.
  • Determine whether a company‚Äôs current performance trends are indicative of its future financial viability.

Basic Accounting Certificate Curriculum

This seven-course certificate includes the following three-credit courses:

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Financial Statements for Managers
  • Managerial/Cost Accounting
  • Principle of Financial Services
  • 2 Courses chosen from ACC, BNK, FIN, MGM or INB

Tuition and Fees - Online Undergraduate Certificates

Tuition
Student Group Cost Per Course* Total Program
General Public $1,449 $10,143
Partners1 and Immediate Family Members2 $1,041 $7,287
Military Servicemembers3 and Dependents2, Full-time DoD and Coast Guard Civilian Employees4 and Immediate Family Members2 $750 $5,250
Veterans5 and Dependents2 $1,041 $7,287
First Responders6 and Immediate Family Members2 $750 $5,250
Additional Fees
Fees Cost
Undergraduate Application
once per program, non-refundable
$50 ($100 international)**
e-Resources Fee $85 per course***
Transcript Fee $8 per official transcript
Petition to Graduate Fee
once per program, non-refundable
$95
Commencement Fee
once per program, non-refundable
$100
Course Re-enrollment Fee Standard tuition rates apply
Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) Fee
California students only
$2.50 per one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) of institutional charges

*All prices are subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for the most up to date pricing.

** Application fee waived for the following groups (including their immediate family members/dependents2): partners1, military servicemembers3, DOD & USCG employees4, veterans5, first responders6.

*** e-Resources fee waived for the following groups (including their immediate family members/dependents2): military servicemembers3, DOD & USCG employees4


1 Employees, immediate family members of employees, and in some cases members of organizations that have engaged in a formal educational partnership agreement with Cambridge College.

2 Dependents and immediate family members are defined as the spouse and children.

3 A member of the United States Armed Forces (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Space Force) that is currently serving on active duty, Guard or Reserve status. Members of the Guard and Reserves must be drilling members or on active duty. Servicemembers that are in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR) are not considered as currently serving for purposes of the military benefit but may qualify for the veteran benefit.

4 General schedule employees of the Department of Defense (DoD) and the United States Coast Guard.

5 Prior servicemember of the United States Armed Forces (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Space Force) separated under other than dishonorable conditions. Servicemembers that are in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR) may qualify for the veteran benefit.

6 All first responders, including law enforcement, fire fighters, emergency medical services, and emergency management.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Please refer to the Academic Catalog for withdrawal and refund policy information.

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