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Certificate - Accounting Essentials

Penn Foster Career School's online Accounting Essentials Certificate program is designed to offer students the opportunity to learn new accounting skills or improve current ones in order to further their position in the workplace or prepare to start a new career. Read on to learn more about this online program.

Official Program Name:

Accounting Essentials Certificate

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster Career School

Program Level:

Career Certificate

Program Description:

The online Accounting Essentials Certificate program at Penn Foster is a convenient way for students to gain new accounting skills in their field or revisit and polish current skills. The program is designed to teach students the basics of accounting which can be used to prepare for further education in accounting or to advance qualifications in the workplace in any industry. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to sharpen math skills and learn the essentials of business and managerial accounting. In addition, one of the courses allows students to apply these skills by studying Sage 50 accounting software as well as problem solving real-world accounting scenarios.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster Career School:

The Accounting Essentials program includes a managerial accounting textbook and study materials for all courses needed to complete the certificate. An online library, career guidance, access to student services via e-mail, phone, and message board, and an online community are also offered.

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Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition with 0% interest and affordable monthly payments, so students graduate without debt.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for the Certificate in Accounting Essentials:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster Career School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • Starting Your Program
  • Mathematics for Business and Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Computer Applications in Accounting

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

With a Certificate in Accounting Essentials from Penn Foster Career School, students may be interested in pursuing an associate's degree in accounting in order to improve their career prospects in the financial industry. Degree options students may be interested in:

  • Associate of Art in Accounting
  • Associate of Sciences in Accounting
  • Associate in Applied Science in Accounting

Career Paths:

A Certificate in Accounting Essentials may give graduates the opportunity to gain new responsibilities at work, refine the skills they already have, or begin a path to furthering education and certification goals. This online program is designed to help launch a career in accounting or advance existing workers abilities in their present businesses.

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