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Accounting - Advanced Certificate

Careers in accounting can be exciting, rewarding, lucrative and practical. When choosing accounting as a major course of study, students typically follow one of two broad paths: Professional accounting or occupational accounting.

About the Program

Delta College is a great place to begin your accounting career. For transfer students, most universities will accept two years of Delta credit; and some universities will even accept three years from Delta College. In addition, Delta’s small class sizes and personal attention will provide an excellent opportunity to learn the foundations of accounting theory and practice.

Careers and Job Outlook

Occupational accounting careers are often available to students with degrees from two-year colleges and little, or no, credentialing. Candidates should expect wages to plateau around $40,000. Individuals in this field will develop skills valuable to their employer; however advancement is usually limited without a higher degree.

Occupational accounting functions include:

  • Financial Statement preparation
  • Receivables, Payables, Collections
  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Special Projects

Professional accounting careers will require at least a bachelor’s degree from a four-year university and some type of professional credential. Candidates can expect starting salaries to begin at $50,000 and grow with experience. Individuals successfully following this career track often acquire desirable and highly marketable skill sets, which qualify them for advancement across organizations.

Professional accounting career options include:

What are students saying?

"The accounting program has helped to shape me in many ways. From my fellow students, to the content taught in the courses, to the amazing teachers, this program has given me all of the tools to be successful in my career."
– Jordan Conway

"Every path has to start somewhere. I am happy to say that mine started at Delta College. As a future CPA I was happy to see that the accounting courses at Delta were focused on the real-world rather than recycled textbook material."
– Adam Wallaker

"My tax class prepared me to move on to the next level at Northwood. The instructor always took the time to answer all my questions, even after the semester was over."
– Kelly Brown

Find Out More

Have questions or want more information? Contact:

Gregory Hubner
Accounting Instructor
989-686-9043
gregoryhubner@delta.edu




Accounting - Advanced Certificate


Program Code: CBA.35172

Most starting jobs in accounting will involve tasks such as keeping records of day-to-day business transactions, making entries in account ledgers, monitoring cash receipts and disbursements, processing appropriate budgetary costing procedures, and preparing materials needed for financial reports.

Core Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
ACC 2114Principles of Accounting I ______________
ACC 2124Principles of Accounting II ______________
ACC 2144Microcomputer Accounting Applications ______________
CST 133W4Computer Concepts & Competencies ______________
MGT 153W3Introduction to Business ______________
OAT 1513Business Communication I ______________
22Subtotal

Electives (Choose 2-3 courses for no less than 6 credits)

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
ACC 215W3Federal Tax Accounting ______________
______________
ACC 227W4Intermediate Accounting I AND ______________
ACC 228W4Intermediate Accounting II ______________
OR ______________
ACC 229W(4)Practical Intermediate Accounting AND ______________
ACC 230(3)Operational Business Taxes ______________
______________
ACC 2333Cost Accounting ______________
6/8Subtotal

THIS CERTIFICATE IS PART OF A LADDERED PROGRAM. CREDITS EARNED MAY BE APPLIED TOWARDS COMPLETION OF THE ACCOUNTING APPLIED BUSINESS STUDIES DEGREE.



28/30Total Credits Required


Notes

1 - Proficiency in keyboarding is expected in many classes. OAT 170 is available for those students who need to build keyboarding skills. Proficiency exams are available for OAT 170.
2 - Students are highly encouraged to take ACC 212 and ACC 214 at the same time.
3 - Students in the certificate program are highly encouraged to take ACC 229W and ACC 230 instead of ACC 227W and ACC 228W.
4 - A grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required in ACC 211, ACC 212, ACC 214, ACC 215W, ACC 227W, ACC 228W, ACC 229W, ACC 230, ACC 233, CST 133W, and OAT 151.
5 - ACC 229W and ACC 230 must be taken concurrently.



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