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Accounting

Certificate

Next start date

January 02, 2019

Finish in as few as

9 months1

Learning options

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Flex Choice®

Whether you’re just getting started in accounting or you want to add new or advanced knowledge to your skill set, an Accounting Certificate is a great way to start. Through Rasmussen College’s flexible and competitively priced online Accounting Certificate courses, you’ll learn to prepare tax returns and financial statements, as well as how to use accounting computer applications. This Accounting Certificate program is available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework and self-directed assessments—a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know.

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  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.

After this credential

What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?

Advance Your Education

Whether this is the first step on your path to an Accounting career or you're currently working and ready to advance your credentials, we've made it easy. Our program is designed so credits simply ladder-up, one to the next, Certificate to Associate's to Bachelor's.

Help Move Your Career Forward

Our graduates feel confident advancing their careers in business with their assembled job-seeking portfolio including examples of student work.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the yearly projected job growth potential between 2016 and 2026 for billing and posting clerks is 14%.2 An Accounting Certificate from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.

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Skills

What Skills Will I Gain?

Standard Accounting Skills

Establish yourself as an asset in the accounting industry with helpful insights on accounts receivable, accounts payable and general ledgers.

Computer Applications

Proficiently utilize applications and common accounting functions through the use of a computer.

Effective Communication

Effectively communicate financial insights for audiences in diverse workplace communities and disciplines.

Valuable Accounting Concepts

Prepare tax returns and financial statements. Understand financial and managerial accounting concepts as related to the business environment.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Financial Accounting I

    • ACG 1022
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Defines accounting objectives and their relation to business. Teaches fundamental principles of bookkeeping. Introduces the trial balance, working papers, financial statements and completing an accounting cycle.

    Payroll Accounting

    • APA 1500
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Focus is on computing and paying of wages and salaries, social security taxes and benefits, federal and state employment insurance and taxes and payroll accounting systems and records.

    Income Tax

    • TAX 2002
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Provides knowledge of the rights, options and requirements in filing returns for the individual and small business.

12 Courses to Complete

36 Credit Hours

Enrollment

What Should I Know Before I Enroll?

Entrance Requirements

Entrance requirements at the Rasmussen College School of Business vary depending on the program. We do not require enrolling students to submit standardized test scores; however, every entrant must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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Transfer Student

We believe in giving credit where it’s due. Talk to a program manager today or explore our Transfer Policy page to review our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation.

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Help Paying for College

Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to a program manager and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with Flex Choice® learning options, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities and corporate and military discounts.

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Class Locations

Where Will I Take These Classes?

At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available for your schedule; not the other way around. Many of our programs are available on campus or online. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources.

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