- CAREER CERTIFICATE
- MIDDLETOWN CAMPUS
- DISTANCE LEARNING
The Accounting Procedures certificate program prepares graduates to work in entry-level bookkeeping positions. Emphasis is placed on developing bookkeeping skills and knowledge of general business practices. This certifcate works well when stacked with an A.S. or A.A.S. degree program to diversify your knowledge.
Students take a sequence of accounting coursework. Students learn the accounting cycle using both manual and computer software systems. Special Excel spreadsheet and QuickBooks projects are provided to enhance the understanding of real world applications.
Graduates can utilize their acquired skills in various entry-level positions such as bookkeepers, accounts receivable/payable clerks, and payroll clerks with responsibilities and abilities in balance sheets, income statements, billing and bank statement reconciliation.
This degree has been approved by ACBSP and SUNY NYS Education Department for online distance learning delivery. This does not mean that SUNY Orange offers every course in the program online; however, many are offered in this format. Please check the current credit course schedule for online DL virtual course listings offered each semester.
A Day in the Life ...
The Accounting Procedures Certificate offers you a one-year introduction to accounting and general business literacy skills. A supplement to an AAS degree to gain knowledge of the accounting cycle, including preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This certificate assumes you have basic English and Math skills.
Three Reasons to Consider Accounting Procedures
- Small classes to give you individual attention and provide individual encouragement from credentialed faculty.
- Develop analytical skills through finding, extracting and evaluating financial information to make sound business decisions.
- Nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
- demonstrate knowledge of the accounting cycle, including preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
- demonstrate the ability to effectively interface with an automated accounting system.
- create and edit Excel spreadsheets to solve various accounting problems.
- learn critical thinking skills through an analytical business project.
Keep This in Mind
Students learn to use correct accounting procedures through the accounting cycle.
Special Excel spreadsheet and QuickBook projects are provided to enhance the understanding of real-world applications. This certificate works well when stacked with an A.S. or A.A.S. degree program to diversify your knowledge.
Admission to this program requires that students be high school graduates or have high school equivalency diplomas (HSEs). If students are not high school graduates, they may be eligible for admission to the College’s 24 Credit Hour Program. If students are home schooled, they may be eligible for admission.
While the certificate program prepares you for job placement upon graduation, SUNY Orange has a special relationship with Franklin University for transfer to a B.S. degree in Applied Management or Accounting. In addition, all courses taken for this certificate may be applied to the A.A.S. Accounting degree program at SUNY Orange.
Your Career Coach
General accounting and bookkeeping positions exist in the following fields:
Program Availability Status
The Accounting Procedures certificate is available as a day program on the Middletown campus. Some coursework available online