Overview

The Certificate in Accounting is designed to allow students who have an AA/AS or BA/BS to continue their education either for career development, promotion, or new career opportunities. Since all of the courses listed in this certificate program are a subset of the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Accounting Degree, students may begin with an Accounting Certificate and continue taking courses to complete the Accounting Degree program.

Accounting and payroll students will learn basic accounting principles and popular software, such as QuickBooks and Excel, so that they may enter the workforce ready to put their skills to work.

This certificate is not designed to transfer to senior colleges and universities although some individual courses may transfer. See your advisor about transferring.

Catalog prerequisites are required before taking the upper-level courses. Students should note one and two-semester sequence of courses when scheduling to be sure to allow enough semesters to cover courses in sequence. The same scheduling applies to courses that require two unrelated prerequisites.​

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

Student must earn a grade of "C" or better in business courses for these courses to count toward graduation.

A minimum of 24 semester hours is required for graduation.

Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(6 Credit Hours)
ACC-124 Individual Tax Procedures

Individual Tax Procedures

ID: ACC-124

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the basic income tax structure from the standpoint of the individual, including the preparation of individual income tax returns.

3
ACC-101 Accounting Principles I

Accounting Principles I

ID: ACC-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces basic accounting procedures for analyzing, recording and summarizing financial transactions, adjusting and closing the financial records at the end of the accounting cycle, and preparing financial statements. Students identify sound ethical and personal values.

3
Semester 2
(6 Credit Hours)
ACC-102 Accounting Principles II

Accounting Principles II

ID: ACC-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes managerial accounting theory and practice in basic accounting and procedures for cost accounting, budgeting, cost-volume analysis, and financial statement analysis.

3
ACC-246 Integrated Accounting Software

Integrated Accounting Software

ID: ACC-246

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the use of pre-designed integrated accounting software for accounting problems.

3
Semester 3
(6 Credit Hours)
ACC-201 Intermediate Accounting I

Intermediate Accounting I

ID: ACC-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course explores fundamental processes of accounting theory, including the preparation of financial statements. Also covered are the time value of money, cash and receivables, and the valuation of inventories. Professional ethics and generally accepted accounting principles are introduced.

3
ACC-240 Computerized Accounting

Computerized Accounting

ID: ACC-240

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of using the computer to design and implement various accounting functions, including financial transactions, records, statements, reports and documents.

3
Semester 4
(6 Credit Hours)
ACC-202 Intermediate Accounting II

Intermediate Accounting II

ID: ACC-202

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the application of accounting principles and concepts to account evaluation and income determination, including special problems peculiar to corporations and the analysis of financial reports. Accounting for the acquisition and disposal of long-term assets and procedures for handling current and long-term liabilities are covered.

3
ACC-245 Accounting Applications

Accounting Applications

ID: ACC-245

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces microcomputer accounting using data base software and/or electronic spreadsheets.

3
      Total Credit Hours 24
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$4,512.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(3 Credit Hours)
ACC-124 Individual Tax Procedures

Individual Tax Procedures

ID: ACC-124

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the basic income tax structure from the standpoint of the individual, including the preparation of individual income tax returns.

3
Semester 2
(3 Credit Hours)
ACC-101 Accounting Principles I

Accounting Principles I

ID: ACC-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces basic accounting procedures for analyzing, recording and summarizing financial transactions, adjusting and closing the financial records at the end of the accounting cycle, and preparing financial statements. Students identify sound ethical and personal values.

3
Semester 3
(3 Credit Hours)
ACC-102 Accounting Principles II

Accounting Principles II

ID: ACC-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes managerial accounting theory and practice in basic accounting and procedures for cost accounting, budgeting, cost-volume analysis, and financial statement analysis.

3
Semester 4
(6 Credit Hours)
ACC-246 Integrated Accounting Software

Integrated Accounting Software

ID: ACC-246

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the use of pre-designed integrated accounting software for accounting problems.

3
ACC-201 Intermediate Accounting I

Intermediate Accounting I

ID: ACC-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course explores fundamental processes of accounting theory, including the preparation of financial statements. Also covered are the time value of money, cash and receivables, and the valuation of inventories. Professional ethics and generally accepted accounting principles are introduced.

3
Semester 5
(3 Credit Hours)
ACC-240 Computerized Accounting

Computerized Accounting

ID: ACC-240

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of using the computer to design and implement various accounting functions, including financial transactions, records, statements, reports and documents.

3
Semester 6
(3 Credit Hours)
ACC-202 Intermediate Accounting II

Intermediate Accounting II

ID: ACC-202

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the application of accounting principles and concepts to account evaluation and income determination, including special problems peculiar to corporations and the analysis of financial reports. Accounting for the acquisition and disposal of long-term assets and procedures for handling current and long-term liabilities are covered.

3
Semester 7
(3 Credit Hours)
ACC-245 Accounting Applications

Accounting Applications

ID: ACC-245

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces microcomputer accounting using data base software and/or electronic spreadsheets.

3
      Total Credit Hours 24
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$4,512.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Payroll and Income Tax Specialist

Process payroll for clients, prepare quarterly tax returns, prepare sales and use tax returns, assist in preparing personal income tax returns, and assist in preparing business income tax returns. Help employees with various tasks such as after-the-fact payroll, live payroll, file and make tax payments to state governments, and generate financial statements for both write-off service and compilations services.

Projected Job Growth

+4.8%

Average Annual Salary

$25,985

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Accounting Firms
  • Tax Preparation Organizations

Careers

Accounts Receivable/Payable Clerk

Prepare and submit customer invoices, code, post and receipt payments. Prepare and coordinate deposit activities. Perform all necessary account, bank, and other reconciliations. Monitor customer accounts for non-payment and delayed payment. As an accounts payable clerk, check, verify and process invoices, prepare payments for signatures, or, code and enter accounts payable data. Analyze discrepancies and unpaid invoices, and maintain vendor files.

Projected Job Growth

+1.3%

Average Annual Salary

$37,956

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Accounting Firms
  • Business Corporations

What’s next after I complete this program?

Payroll/Tax Specialist

  • Prep for Enrolled Agent certified by IRS and work full-time with CPA firm or Tax Company specializing in taxes.
  • Complete a bachelor’s degree program in accounting. Usually for about two years.
  • Pass the five certifications in Excel, QuickBooks, Sage, Payroll and Certified Bookkeeper (CB) and work with a CPA firm, provide company or local or state government full-time.
  • Pass the American Payroll Association (APA) two payroll certification and become a Certified Payroll Professional

Bookkeeper

  • Complete a bachelor’s degree program in accounting.
  • Pass the five certifications in Excel, QuickBooks, Sage, Payroll and Certified Bookkeeper (CB) and work with a CPA firm, provide company or local or state government full-time. Can sit for CPA, CMA or CIA exam with an earned bachelor’s degree in accounting.