Program Overview

The General Accounting Certificate from Lakeland Community College is a great option for students with little to no experience in higher learning who wish to pursue an entry level job in accounting. The courses completed in this 34-credit program can be applied towards the Associate of Applied Business in Accounting degree.

In order to earn this certificate, students must complete 7 credits at the 1000-level, 19 at the 2000-level, and 8 credits of electives. The introductory classes are an Introduction to Financial Accounting and an Introduction to Managerial Accounting. At the 2000-level, those enrolled must complete courses in Intermediate Accounting, Managerial Accounting, and Accounting Information Systems. For the 8 credits of electives, students can choose from a list of related subjects, including Tax Accounting, Auditing Theory and Practice, Ethics and Professional Standards in Accounting, and Business Law. Graduates with this certificate should be prepared to take on and succeed in whatever entry level accounting position they choose.

To qualify for admission into Lakeland Community College, applicants must have a diploma from an accredited high school or GED. Prospective students must also take the COMPASS exam, a placement test for English and math. Students may be exempt from the COMPASS exam if they have already earned a degree from another college or university, earned satisfactory SAT or ACT scores, or transfer to Lakeland with at least 15 hours of acceptable credit.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Lakeland Community College is a two-year public school located in Kirtland, Ohio. Lakeland was founded in 1967 as the first college in Ohio to be established based on a vote of the people. Off-site campuses are located in Madison, Painesville, and Willowick.

    Lakeland Community College offers over 130 certificates of completion and associate’s degrees in programs such as: arts and humanities, business technologies, engineering technologies, science and health technologies, and social science and public service. Online courses are available for students who are looking for a more convenient schedule where they can “attend class” any time or place that they like.


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