Our affordable online Accounting certificate
Want to capitalize on your natural talent with numbers? Our online Accounting certificate is a smart way to gain a job-ready understanding of the basics of bookkeeping, giving you the foundation to start your accounting career or pursue a degree in the same subject. And because our program is self-paced, you can enroll today, set your own schedule, and get started on your first lesson immediately.
Online Accounting Certificate Curriculum
Our online Accounting Undergraduate Certificate is designed to help you build fundamental accounting skills that can allow you to take the first steps toward a new career or give you a head start on furthering your education. Your classes include:
- Introduction to Accounting
- Principles of Accounting 1
- Principles of Accounting 2
- Accounting Electives such as Accounting Spreadsheet Fundamentals
What you get
- Textbook and/or comprehensive online resources and assessments
- Credits which can be applied toward the Associate Degree in Accounting
- The freedom to complete courses at your own speed with self-paced lessons
With the skills you’ll gain from our online Accounting certificate, you’ll be well on your way to entering the financial workforce or progressing to degree-level studies. Annually, about 1.7 million openings are anticipated, mainly due to workforce turnover, like retirement†. This growth is influenced by a growing economy and a complex tax and regulatory environment. The advancement of technologies such as cloud computing, AI, and blockchain will automate routine tasks, shifting accountants' roles more towards analytical and advisory duties. The median pay is $45,860.
Start with the basics, choose electives that interest you, and graduate in just one semester.
From finance principles to spreadsheet fundamentals, you’ll graduate with in-demand knowledge.
You don’t have to take a break from your job to make an investment in a better career.
Frequently asked questions
You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we’re here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.
If you're ready for college-level study in accounting but want the convenience of studying from home, this undergraduate certificate is a great way to start building foundational knowledge of accounting basics.
Yes! Every student at Ashworth College gains access to the Ashworth College Central Network, an online toolkit that helps you work through resume templates, cover letters, thank you letters, and more. Use the career tools as much as you like to prepare professional documents for your job search. Once you’ve graduated, you can come back to the Ashworth College Central Network at any time.
Unlike other accounting schools online, we allow you up to one year from the date of your enrollment to complete your studies and earn your online Accounting certificate. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many benefits of pursuing your education at Ashworth College.
Our online Accounting classes are just one of the ways you can jump-start your career without having to enroll in a full degree program. Other Undergraduate Certificates include:
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