The Accounting Certificate program provides you with a strong foundation to enter the workforce. Whether you are looking for advancement in your career or the chance to learn a new skill set, this certificate program provides an intensive immersion in the fundamentals of accounting, including financial and managerial accounting. Coursework uses many of the widely-used accounting software applications.

This program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation. Graduates work in a variety of settings, including small business, accounting offices or in the public sector, to name a few.

This program is offered by the Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Marketing Department.

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Career and Transfer Opportunities

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All credits earned in this certificate program may be applied to the Accounting A.A.S. program. Appropriate credits also may be applied to other School of Business programs.
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Recent employers include: Arts Center of the Capital Region; Bank of America; New York Air National Guard; SUNY Press; Trustco Bank and more.
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Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here are median salaries taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2017): Bookkeeping/Audit Clerk, $40,750

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Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Ricky P. Thibodeau
Brahan Hall, Room 219

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.