Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Proficiency Certificate

Looking for a career change? The Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Proficiency Certificate is designed for students who have already completed a bachelor's degree in a non-accounting field of study and want to become accountants. Earning this certificate will give you the knowledge and skills required to meet state requirements, and make you eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Best of all, all the accounting courses in this program are available online, so you can pursue your career goals whenever it's most convenient for you.

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Accountant – est. salary $76,819*
Credit Analyst – est. salary $84,004
Payroll Clerk – est. salary $44,386
Bookkeeper – est. salary $43,628

 

**EMSI Data, 2019; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.
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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
Course Number and Name Prerequisites Credits
ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting   4 credits
MNGT 262 - Business Law   3 credits
ACCT 208 - Tax Accounting   3 credits
ACCT 102 - Managerial Accounting ACCT 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits
ACCT 201 - Intermediate Accounting I ACCT 101 3 credits
ACCT 202 - Intermediate Accounting II ACCT 201 3 credits
ACCT 203 - Cost Accounting ACCT 102 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits
ACCT 206 - Auditing ACCT 201 3 credits

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