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  • Accounting Certificate (ACN)
    Program Description

    Career, Certificate (C1)

    The Accounting Certificate, a one-year program, prepares students for a variety of entry-level accounting positions in small to medium-sized businesses, partnerships, and corporations. Students learn how to analyze, calculate, record transactions, maintain financial records, and prepare financial reports. Other topics include managerial accounting and taxation, as well as budgeting and accounting for payroll, accounts receivables and accounts payables.

    In addition, communication and business technology are emphasized throughout the program. Both oral and written communication skills are integrated into the course work. Students also gain hands-on computer experience: specialized training is provided in Excel, Quickbooks, and individual tax preparation software.

    Because all the courses in this certificate program are also required in the Accounting Degree (ACD) program, students may continue onto to complete the degree program.

    Simultaneous awarding of Certificate and Degree policy: Certificates whose coursework is embedded in an Associate's degree program will not be awarded simultaneously in the same term as the degree is awarded; i.e. Accounting(ACD) and Accounting Certificate(ACN)

    For more information, please contact us at (978) 762-4000 or mnelson@northshore.edu.

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