Accounting One-Year Certificate (429G)

Southern State Business Banner, Accounting One-Year

This program can be completed entirely Online.

Nature of Profession

The Accounting One-Year Certificate will introduce you to the basics of accounting and prepare you for employment with a small business or an entry level accounting position. You will have the opportunity to earn user certifications in Intuit Quick Books and Microsoft Excel.

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Earn Industry Certifications

In this program students will have the opportunity to achieve an industry level certification. Our curriculum aligns with the certification content. Below are certifications that students can obtain as they move through the program. Learn more about the certification at the Test Centers.

  • Quickbooks Certified User Logo
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Logo

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to demonstrate proficiency in:

  • Recording - Accurately summarize business transactions according to current professional standards and practices.
  • Reporting - Create reports that communicate information clearly to the intended audience as governed by professional standards or required by law.
  • Analysis - Apply appropriate methodologies for analyzing business data to make informed decisions.
  • Technology - Utilize relevant technological tools to efficiently and effectively perform tasks.
  • Research - Identify and apply relevant professional standards or laws to solve complex problems.


Fall Semester | First Year

Course # Course Title Credits
ACCT 1101 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 2210 Tax Accounting 3
BADM 2251 Business Law I - The Legal Environment 3
CSCI 2218 Excel 3
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3

Spring Semester | First Year

Course # Course Title Credits
ACCT 1102 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
ACCT 2230 Computerized Accounting (Quickbooks) 3
*MATH 1115 or MATH 1125 or Higher Math for the Business & Social Sciences or Quantitative Reasoning or Higher 3-4
ECON 2205 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
Program Total: 30-31

*MATH 1125 or higher is required for the Associate Degree and most transfer institutions.

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