Online Accounting Certificate Program

The online Accounting Certificate program includes a combination of fundamental courses and career-focused electives. Each college-level course is developed with the input of professionals to ensure you learn practical skills to help you succeed in the real world.

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Required Courses

A01 - Introduction to Accounting  

This course reviews the fundamentals of double-entry bookkeeping and the debit/credit method of recording transactions. The bookkeeping cycle, from recording transactions to preparing financial statements, is included. Emphasis is placed on service concerns operating as sole proprietorships.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite for BU330

A02 - Principles of Accounting I  

Basic principles of financial accounting are studied as a foundation for more advanced study and vocational skill. Areas of emphasis include cash, payroll, and accounting for merchandizing businesses.
Credit Hours: 3

A03 - Principles of Accounting II  

A continuation of the study of basic financial accounting principles as a foundation for more advanced study and vocational skill. Areas of emphasis include acquisition, depreciation, and disposal of long term assets, receivables and payables, inventory, partnerships, corporations, long-term liabilities, the statement of cash flows, financial statement analysis, and manufacturing accounting.
Credit Hours: 3


A04 - Intermediate Accounting I  

This is a study of intermediate accounting principles and practices used in financial reporting. A review of financial statements and financial statement analysis is included, as is an exploration of the business valuation process. The complexities in accounts receivable, inventories, long-lived assets and depreciation are also accounted for.
Credit Hours: 3

A05 - Accounting Spreadsheet Fundamentals  

This course presents the use of an electronic spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel), computer software that simulates a paper spreadsheet, also called a worksheet, in which columns of numbers are plugged into arithmetic formulas for recording business transactions, analyzing financial data, and preparing financial reports.
Credit Hours: 3

A06 - Intermediate Accounting II  

A continuation of Intermediate Accounting I, this course places special emphasis on liabilities, bonds, derivatives, leases, income taxes, pensions, postretirement benefits, treasury stock, stock dividends, earnings per share, investments in equity securities, consolidations, the statement of cash flows, inflation, and international financial reporting.
Credit Hours: 3

C09 - Principles of Finance  

This course provides a focused look at the management of capital in a business firm. Emphasis is placed on policies and actions relating to asset structure, risk, income, and cash flows. Operating and financial analysis are also explored.
Credit Hours: 3

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Undergraduate Certificate Programs

Undergraduate Certificate programs provide students the opportunity to earn college credits in a specific discipline without enrolling in a degree program. Students complete 5 courses of 3 credit hours each in both required and elective subjects. Graduates may apply credit toward a corresponding associate at Ashworth College.

The Ashworth College online Accounting Certificate program includes self-paced lessons, instructor guidance and online exams that make learning enjoyable. Call 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online .