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Accounting Certificate

The accounting certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the accounting field and to enhance the practical skills for individuals currently employed in an accounting-related position. These credits may be applied towards a bachelor's degree in accounting as well as prepare a student for the Certified Public Accounting exam.

Program Requirements (30 Credits Total Required*)

Required Courses

  • ACC106 Financial Accounting 3 
  • ACC202 Managerial Accounting 3 
  • ACC300 Intermediate Accounting I 3 
  • ACC301 Intermediate Accounting II 3 
  • ACC305 Federal Taxation 3 
  • ACC306 Cost Accounting I 3 
  • ACC364 Accounting Information Systems 3 
  • ACC400 Advanced Accounting 3
  • ACC407 Auditing Theory and Practice 3

Choose One of the Following:

  • ACC350 Forensic Accounting 3 
  • ACC405 Advanced Federal Taxation 3 
  • ACC417 Accounting Theory Seminar 3 
  • ACC420N Accounting for Government & Non-Profit Entities 3 

Successful completion of the Accounting Certificate Program will meet the specific accounting educational requirement to sit for the Uniform CPA exam. Candidates for the CPA exam must also meet other specific education requirements including successful completion of 24 credits in business, not including the above accounting course.

The individual must maintain a grade-point average of 3.0 as a minimum for courses taken at Salem State University.

* A total of 9 credits may be transferred from other accredited institutions.

For program and registration information contact:

Connie Nielson, Academic Advisor
Telephone: 978.542.6935
Fax: 978.542.7215

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