College Catalog
Academic Programs - School of Business
HEGIS #5002
Chairperson: Ricky P. Thibodeau
Brahan Hall, Room 220, (518) 629-7148

The Accounting certificate is designed for students who would like to gain a core understanding of the principles of accounting. Many who take the certificate program are looking for advancement in their careers or the ability to learn a new skill set. The certificate program can provide an intensive immersion in the fundamentals of accounting, including financial and managerial accounting. The college offers instruction in widely used accounting software applications. All credits earned in the certificate program may be applied to the accounting degree program. Appropriate credits also may be applied to other programs in the School of Business and in other schools of the college. Certificate requirements can be completed through either full- or part-time study. Courses are offered both day and evenings.

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall and Spring Bookkeeping and accounting courses recommended. 70 or above


Course No.


Credit Hrs.

ACTG 110 Financial Accounting 4
ACTG 111 Managerial Accounting 4
ACTG 200 Accounting Computerized Systems 4
BADM 110 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business I 3
BADM 120 Business Mathematics OR 3
BADM 221 Quantitative Business Applications
CMPT 101 Computer Concepts and Applications I OR 3
  Computer Elective
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 102 English Comp. II OR 3
ENGL 125 Public Speaking OR
BADM 200 Business Communication
  (1) Accounting Elective 3
  Total Credits Required 30

*or specific course equivalents as approved by department chairperson.

(1) Courses fulfilling this requirement: ACTG 120, ACTG 202, ACTG 210, ACTG 211, ACTG 212, ACTG 215, ACTG 216, ACTG 218, ACTG 219.