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The Certificate in Accounting is designed for individuals who are interested in learning more about the accounting profession, the role of accountants in business and developing an accounting knowledge base. 

Candidates for the Certificate in Accounting must have a high school degree or GED.  Certificate courses must be completed with an overall grade point average of C (2.00) or better.  One of the six course requirements may be waived due to previous college coursework in Accounting.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of accountant.
  • Use accounting terminology.
  • Prepare, analyze, and interpret accounting information to prepare appropriate documents.
  • Analyze financial transactions.
  • Communicate accounting results to management.
  • Apply accounting information in making business decisions.
  • Enhance their problem solving skills, critical thinking skills, technical skills, and team skills.

Curriculum Requirements (4)
ACCT 220    Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACCT 221    Introduction to Managerial Accounting
ACCT 321    Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 322    Intermediate Accounting II

Electives (2)
ACCT 326    Cost Accounting
ACCT 428    Taxation
ACCT 303    Accounting Information Systems


Job Possibilities
Full charge bookkeeper for a small business
Accounts Receivables Clerk
Accounts Payable Clerk
Payroll Clerk
Financial Clerk

For further information about the Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting, please contact the program Coordinator & Advisor, Dr. Sandra Rahman at srahman@framingham.edu.

  1. Requirements are accurate to date. However, the University reserves the right to change requirements in the future, and will notify applicants should any changes be made.

Framingham State University

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PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101

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