You can start right away in bookkeeping and accounting—without committing to a four-year degree program. Our 30-hour Basic Certificate in Accounting program consists of undergraduate courses in accounting, finance, and business. During our accounting certificate programs on Long Island, you will explore the discipline of accounting and gain a basic understanding of accounting principles and techniques.
The point is to get you qualified for entry-level accounting positions in business and nonprofit entities. Students completing this certificate may be able to find positions as bookkeepers, accounting clerks, credit authorizers and clerks, brokerage clerks, and payroll clerks. This certificate program also prepares you to sit for the Certified Bookkeeper (CB) exam.
Part-time students can complete the certificate in four semesters or two years. However, depending on your prior course work, certain prerequisite courses may be required in order to gain entry into the FIN 330 course, which will increase the length of the program.
To be admitted, you must meet basic University College undergraduate admissions criteria. These accounting classes in Nassau County do not require any other college degree or SAT score for admission. However, you must have a high school diploma or GED and must complete the University College application. You can be admitted at any time during the academic year.
If you’re looking prep courses for CPAs in New York, this Accounting Basic Certificate program could be right for you.
Gainful Employment Disclosure for Certificate in Accounting Programs
|Last completed award year||2010-2011|
|Program name||Certificate in Accounting (Basic) Program (UAC) and Certificate in Accounting (Advanced) Program (UAP)|
|On-time completion rate||*|
|Placement rate (awaiting further guidelines from federal regulators for computation formula)||N/A|
|Occupations by name and SOC codes||CIP 52.0301
|Total estimated Tuition and Fee Costs||• $22,700 (UAC)
• $32,310 (UAP)
|Books and Supplies||• $700 per semester full-time
(12 credits or more)
• $525 per semester (9-11 credits)
• $350 per semester (6-8 credits)
|Room and Board||$5,710 per year|
|Median Title IV Loan Debt||*|
|Median Private Loan Debt||*|
|Median Debt from Institutional Financing plans or amount students were obligated to pay at program completion||*|
* If the number of students who completed the program during the award year was less than 10, for privacy reasons, this information is not disclosed to the public.